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The Mexican Connection

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5630 W Main St, Ste 6, Dothan, AL 36305-9415
+1 334-793-2496
10:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my children to eat there last Saturday. I ordered the beef in my fajitas to be cooked medium, what I got was a dry, vastly over cooked substance similar to what leather probably tastes like. Then after our meal, an older blonde haired woman (who apparently was either the manager or owner) asked how our food was. I politely... More 

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2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Food was terrible and when waitrss checked with the manager I was told she just laughed. Keep away from this place. There are other restaurants in town that actually care about their customers.

2 Thank Phil A
Dothan, Alabama
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

When we finally figured out that the Mexican Connection was a restaurant and not a Mexican grocery type store ( after 2 years of passing it daily) we ventured out to try it. Very busy on a Friday night with a line outside waiting for a table. Expectations were HIGH! The salsa was average, to the sweet side but commercial... More 

Thank Lisa B
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great salsa and service. Been going here for lunch at least 15 years. It's not overly priced and if your in the southeast Alabama area this is your place.

Thank Wurlitzer420
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The Mexican connection is a classic landmark in Dothan. It was our hang out in high school and we take our teenagers with us now. It is not typical or authentic Mexican, but is special in its own way. It is good food and the awesome staff always take care of you. Try the deserts...they are hand made and so... More 

Thank aleahd2016
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to tell Trip Advisor how much we mean to you! It's so cool to hear how long you've enjoyed coming to our place for your favorite tortillas, desserts, and good times in general. We'll always be your special place, and we hope to see you and your friends come back soon! Cheers! Owners and Staff... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The food isn't good enough to charge for extra chips or extra salsa. If you want extra chips, that'll be $1. If you want more salsa, that'll be another $1. Want guacamole? Here comes this brown gelatinous sludge mildly resembling something that used to be avocado. Want a Mexican staple like a taco? Here comes a stale shell with "meat"... More 

1 Thank Richard S
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

It's a shame to hear you were disappointed in your meal, but we must assure you that everything is prepared fresh for the lowest price possible. We love this community, so we only want to serve the best possible seafood and produce in our menu items. For instance, our seafood is locally-sourced, and our guacamole is routinely prepared with ripe... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Food is ok, servers are lacking people skills. And beware, if you ask for extra chips and salsa, you will be charged for it and the server will not tell you that!

1 Thank mawmawt
Southern States
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228 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I had read so many reviews about the authentic Mexican food here, we had to give it a shot. A shot in the dark I should say. We arrived pre-dinner rush and were met at the door by a very young man in shorts, no name tag,at hostess lecturn, who asked if he could help. Sure,do you have Tecate beer... More 

Thank franklinmilford
Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Okay, I will admit I am a total food snob sometimes and for whatever reason, after living in Texas and Florida, I had little to no hope for a "Mexican" restaurant in the middle of Alabama, but this was the pick of a local friend for a lunch date while I was passing through. *deep breath* Consider me humbled and... More 

Thank Andrea B
Dothan, Alabama
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207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This place has great food but the last couple of times we were there it was HOT...we asked if the air could be turned down and they said that it was already cool. When we got ready to leave and asked for a cup to take the drink, they charged 25 cents for a cup. The food is good but... More 

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 W Main St, Ste 6, Dothan, AL 36305-9415
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: +1 334-793-2496
The Mexican Connection specializes in great handmade Mexican food. Our recipes are prepared fresh daily using only the highest quality ingredients. We serve our own, unique chips and handmade salsa. You won't find them anywhere else. Join us for our specials like Taco Tuesday, Wednesday club, and Margarita Madness.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?