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1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
+1 985-867-5367
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Mandeville, Louisiana, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

All their food is authentic and made from scratch. you won't see food service trucks pulling up here to unload. that what makes his chicken dishes so delicious. all of his sauces and dips, avocado plates, beans, tacos are large. His lunch plates are large and cheap. broken English spoken here.

Thank Sal M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Good food, good food fast! We had 16 people in our group, we all were served within 20 minutes of ordering. Also food order was correct, nice for a local Mexican restaurant!

Thank sweetyankee
New Orleans
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

My co-workers and I eat here as often as we can. Their lunch menu is budget friendly. We have never been disappointed. Excellent service, too!

Thank drayy
Shreveport, Louisiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We were sent here by a local - great food and even better prices. The menu had a wide range of choices -some were not the usual things you see at a tex-mex place which was great. Lunch menu is extremely affordable and you get a lot of food for the price. The salsa and cheese dip were heavenly! Food... More 

Thank Susan D
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Most authentic Mexican, and at a great price. I bring my family and friends here all the time. It's a staple.

Thank PinkAF
Houma, Louisiana
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

The food was fresh and was a generous portion. The atmosphere was good and service was fine. We had some trouble understanding our waiter so someone else came to our table to help out. We were able to understand him but he didn't know much about the food. Would recommend though and will try again.

Thank mmjmb
Covington, Louisiana
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Fast service and plenty of room on a busy day. Band playing music all day and the food is good quality at a reasonable price. We have been there two years in a row and enjoyed the visit.

Thank misslou1902
Covington, Louisiana
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

An outstanding value for the price, with generous portions. The staff is extremely friendly and accomodating. Daily specials that on the right day include great deals on Margaritas, which are excellent. If your looking for a place to hang out with a few friends, have a meal and a few Margaritas without breaking your back this is it.

Thank Tony P
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

decent place & service...food was not the best at all....tried it once..that was enough...

Thank madisonvillebabydoll
New Haven, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The atmosphere is not much, the dining room is a nice size with TVs. Lots of booths. Service is prompt. The food is average but well priced.

1 Thank JACKIE T

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 985-867-5367

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?