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La Tienda Latina

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Chips & Salsa
Chips, Salsa, & Queso
Chips, Salsa, & Guacamole
Chips, Salsa, Queso, & Guacamole
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews tacos queso beef tongue al pastor burrito lengua goat tortillas rice steak salad authentic mexican food order at the counter served on styrofoam plates red sauce great tasting sour cream
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay at the Home2 when my daughter is in Shands so this restaurant is perfect. Directly across the street from the hotel so very convenient after a long day. The food is very inexpensive and very good. Excellent fresh salsa with chips and guacamole...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brldb944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was travelling to Gainesville and researched the highest rated restaurants and came across La Tienda Latina at #19 (at the time) and wanted to try it out. The location is in an awkward place and has few parking spots. Once inside it had a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SincereMarie
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Where to begin? Ordered tacos al pastor... food had no flavor. The pork itself was a chewy, rubber like texture. Wife ordered chicken tacos, again flavorless and the chicken meat looked like canned chicken. I can’t fathom the rating this place has other than college...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jagositj
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Close to downtown, convenient to the University area. . .we were well pleased by the selections available, the price and the serving size. . .but we were blown away by the melt in your mouth good food experience. Sure if you are looking for elegance...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ChurchKat
Reviewed October 2, 2018

absolutely great authentic Mexican food!! I always try something different and have never been disappointed

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank roderickw2016
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you like truly genuine Mexican cuisine (this is not TEX MEX and NOT fast food chain) then this is the place to visit. Nice restaurant with paintings and furnishings of Mexican scenery. Menu is extensive and all food is traditional Mexican; very tasty and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pagan0316
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Not bad at all. It's kinda out of the way from the freeway as we were on our road trip but we were hungry and wanted to try some really good southern Latin mexican food. We from Texas and we have some great stuff but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank livelovex7
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The salsa (especially the red one) packs quite the punch, it can get pretty busy but the food is well worth the wait!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ymilesz
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We ate dinner here and all three of us had something different. We all thought our food was great tasting; they give you a lot of food

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kedge11
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Authentic Mexican fare is hard to find but greatly appreciated. La Tienda makes you feel like you are in a local Mexican neighborhood. The name hints at a store which does exist with a wide range of Mexican ingredients and treats and accessed from the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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March 25, 2016|
Response from zapdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have an outdoor patio area with tables
April 11, 2015|
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Response from Joyce B | Reviewed this property |
If I am remembering correctly, they only had beer and wine.
April 11, 2015|
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Response from Rob A | Reviewed this property |
They have a good selection of mexican bottled beer.No wine that I know of.
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