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La Tolteca

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859 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE
+1 302-734-3444
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Dover, Delaware
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We patronized this restaurant right after it opened and were disappointed. We never went back until recently. What a difference. This is quality Mexican, especially noted in the seasonings and variety of selections. We have been back several times lately. This is the Mexican restaurant in the area for us.

Thank Ed Y
Dover, DE
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is the original Mexican restaurant in Dover and it always serves good food. It is smallish but the service is good and the bar is great.

Thank Princeless
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I out riding Harley and always enjoy finding new places to eat. Stopped in here Sunday and was happy to see they had Dos Equis Amber on tap. Staff were verse pleasant and food was delicious. Will definitely stop again if and when I'm in Dover again.

Thank Michael P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Food is awesome, atmosphere was very nice and drinks were to die for. Waiter named Tomato was very nice with a big smile. Great steak and beans.

Thank Mary E
Dover, Delaware
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115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Lunch, had tacos, they were ok, but ask for onions and they put fried onions instead of chopped onions. Server was fair, but not great. Interior was clean. Had water, it was ok. Price was a little hi. Went here years ago and all was much better.

Thank Kenneth T
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

The food is alright and service is meh. Personally I don't see why people eat here. When you walk in it smells like chemical cleaner.If you want REALLY good mexican food go to El Nopal!

Thank K K
Clayton, Delaware, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The wait staff makes this a great experience with your typical Mexican fare. One of my kids favorites.

Thank Kelly R
Dover, Delaware
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Decent mexican food. (I grew up in the southwest on Mexican food). Prices are avg. for this type of restaurant. Traditional Mexican cheeses (quest blanco) vs southwestern (colby jack/cheddar) Have eaten here over the years 10-15 times. Quality is consistently good, although the chile rellenos, which are quite good, occasionally have a freezer taste. (They are made once a week.)... More 

Thank dmlmidi
Montross, Virginia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Chips and salsa were good. Food very bland and place is not very clean. We saw the reviews and took a chance. The reviews are accurate. Skip this place.

Thank David L
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Atmosphere is decidedly Mexican but the food is fairly bland. Beef enchilada had a bland sauce, rice was fairly good and refried beans were watery. This is the first place I've ever experienced a chile relleno stuffed with potato and hopefully it will be the last. My wife had the Hawaiian Fajitas and enjoyed them but not enough to eat... More 

Thank Larry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 859 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-734-3444

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?