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US$5 - US$10
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed March 10, 2021

Meeting a friend for lunch, feeling like Mexican food and wanting to give this local favorite a second chance, we sat down at La Tienda, something I will likely not do again. Read on for details. Located on the south side of 441 in Gainesville,...La Tienda has a very relaxed feel. AFter studying the menu board over the cashier/counter, you order and sit down with a number marker for your table...the food arrives pretty quickly. The guac serving was large, substantial, fresh and flavorful. The chips were warm and fresh. The salsa was watery and disappointing. As for the chicken taco: the flour taco was warm, limp and a bit damp. The chicken was shreaded, overcooked and boring/tasteless; it barely tasted like chicken. Thats it...the popularity of this place remains a mystery to me.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

In town for business and stayed at hotel across the street from this restaurant. The chicken enchiladas with green sauce were so good the first night, I got take out again the next night. Orders also included Chile Relleno, maduros, chips with guac and flan....Everything was very tasty and the pick up process was fast and friendly with clerks wearing masks. Will come here again the next time I am in town!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

After reading all of the rave reviews and having lived in Texas for many years, I was very anxious to try this restaurant. I was very disappointed, but generously give it three stars. First, I am so glad we did not try this place for...dinner, as it is more of a zero frills quick lunch place than anything. The food, which I found marginal, is served on disposable plates with plastic forks. You order and pay before you sit down. The atmosphere is not a sit down, order a margarita and relax type of atmosphere, but an eat quick and get on with your business atmosphere. I had the “steak” fajitas which consisted of very dry strips of beef of some sort with sautéed onions and peppers on a disposable plate. Don’t look for a sizzling plate here. The fajitas were served with less than a tablespoon of sour cream, and maybe five small pieces of diced tomato, some shredded lettuce and no cheese. The tortillas were very thin and not very good. They also came with a small portion of bland rice and refried beans. My husband had three mini enchiladas, which he said were different, but pretty good. Fortunately it was pretty cheap, but I don’t care about the price as much as I care about the food and the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Casual dining no frills restaurant. Good variety of meals at very reasonable prices. Order from the counter and meals are delivered to table. Indoor or outdoor dining in relaxed atmosphere or takeout is available. There is a small supermarket at the rear of restaurant where...you can purchased Latin American groceries.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Had a difficult time choosing between the quesadilla & the fajita and finally decided on the fajita. Me had the beef and my male friend had the chicken and my female friend had something else but as always the food was very filling.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

Order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. There were about 10 people in front of us in line but it moved quickly. The food was tasty and really inexpensive!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

The food was very good, the rice was excellent texture. All 4 of us enjoyed our meal. The service was great!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Best Mexican food ever! Fresh guacamole, amazing salsas, burritos are fantastic. Just eat here, you won’t be disappointed!!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

the burritos are 5 stars and the guacamole are 5 stars some of the other items off the menu can range from 1 star to 5 stars. If you are not getting a burrito look around and see what others are eating that looks good...and order that.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic food, fast service, fresh ingredients, and the value is real. Try their Guacamole, top 5 I have ever tasted. Taco salad is a winner as well!

Date of visit: April 2019
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lambchop27
March 25, 2016|
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Response from zapdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have an outdoor patio area with tables
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Edmundo33
April 11, 2015|
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Response from 627joyceb | Reviewed this property |
If I am remembering correctly, they only had beer and wine.
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Edmundo33
April 11, 2015|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
They have a good selection of mexican bottled beer.No wine that I know of.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Tienda Latina

Yes, La Tienda Latina offers takeaway services.

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La Tienda Latina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5