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Mexican, Southwestern
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9255 N 56th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617-5501
+1 813-987-2720
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Temple Terrace, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times but since I am not a fan of this type of food it wasn't something I could rate well Although I haven't been in a long time Because I believe I read they were closed by the heath department

Thank sgreen59
Temple Terrace, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an authentic Mexican restaurant with fun Mexican décor and the food is extremely good and reasonably priced. I am not sure, but I think it may be family-run, because the same employees have been there for years. The service is very good too. I've been to Mexico dozens of times, and this just 'feels' like I'm back there... More 

Thank Linda T
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316 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were impressed with this location. It's a very large restaurant. We were seated quickly and received drinks and food quickly. Food tasted great. I had a steak burrito with verde sauce. Husband ordered taco salad. Place looked very clean. We didn't use the bathroom. Our bill was $14.98. We both drank water. Happy hour is every day 2-7 pm... More 

1 Thank Paula R
Morgantown, West Virginia
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156 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Friends took us there for dinner raving about how good the food is. My wife and I were not impressed. She ordered a chicken bacon quesadilla but it had no cheese or bacon that we could find. I ordered the pork carnitas dinner which has pork tips, not shredded pork. The small tips were very good, but the larger ones... More 

Thank mjrunderwater
Tampa, Florida
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636 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It's not the the best Mexican restaurant in Tampa but is has been a long standing restaurant here and does a good job with consistency , variety and reasonable pricing. Their salsa, for my taste, is some of the best. Just enough spice heat and a not too chunky consistency. Their beans and rice sits at average to just above.... More 

Thank 8ric
Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service was fast at lunchtime. Lunch specials a good value. Food very good, probably the best I have had in the Tampa area.

Thank Doug V
Chesapeake, Virginia
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485 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The food was decent, though they put a hot, red sauce on items without listing it on the menu. Our major complaint was the bar area being open to the restaurant. When I'm dining with my family, I'd rather not hear drunks at a bar hollering obscenities at a sports channel. The place is big enough though that asking for... More 

Thank Jen R
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been going here for 20 years. They did over expand a few years ago and quality suffered but they are back to the original yummyness. Poco loco is my new favorite but tacos and enchaladas are really good too.

Thank gm0rgan14
Temple Terrace, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great food, convenient location.... Great salsa and MARGARITAS!!!! Never a let down. I have dinner here once a month!!!

Thank J R
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I had lunch there today. We each had tacos, drinks and ordered queso. The bill came up to $13.00. The food was pretty good. I will go back.

Thank IloveCLE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9255 N 56th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617-5501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Temple Terrace
  • Phone Number: +1 813-987-2720

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