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Mexicali Restaurant

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595 Columbia Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49015-3368
+1 269-963-8188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, great service, wet burritos are the best. Nice environment. Good location easy in easy out. Have to go option.

Thank April H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Mexican food in battle creek and surrounding area. Good quality food and good service in a small intimate restaurant. I Remember when this was Mexicali and that was good to. I am glad this restaurant was sold to new ownership that will keep the good standards it has always been known for.

Thank densorick4730
Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I'm from Wichita and Oklahoma City. Tons of Mexican restaurants up and down I-35 from Kansas City to Juarez and down I-40 out to California. This one has the best damned chips and salsa you can find. The food is well prepared and very tasty (though to my mind lacks seasoning in any dish using chicken so just don't order... More 

Thank Sue E
Des Moines, Iowa
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We were in the area over the Thanksgiving break and decided to go to this little mexican restaurant. We were greeted right away as we walked in and asked if we had been there before. When we stated we had not they welcomed us and stated they hope we enjoy the food. The tamales were awesome as was the chicken... More 

Thank Nicole S
Battle Creek, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Much improvement over previous owners...Food is great!! The Chicken Fajitas are the best around!! Friendly service and great prices!!

Thank Bill W
Orleans, France
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great, place, great staff, great owner. You are welcomed by Evencio, the manager and owner. Quality of food and quality of service is guaranteed. Thank you for having such a nice place in this Michigan town. Hope to see you again.

Thank brando74718
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

the waitress was nice, the food was pretty good. they were really fast. nice decorations on the chairs and tables. would go again. really enjoyed it.

Thank ttrees79
Fayetteville, NC
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

We had a group of 10 and were greeted with friendliness and politeness, seated quickly, and served extremely efficiently. Our orders were varied and everyone was pleased with both the quality and quantity of our meals. Overall it was a most enjoyable dining experience. And to top it off -- the Sangria was the BEST I've ever had! I understand... More 

Thank OldSnakeDriver
Battle Creek, Michigan
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

An old favorite with new owner and menu. First, we will miss Senor Sanchez and his friendly and welcoming manner, as well as the unique warm salsa, and the Carne con Chile! Had many, many great meals here since my first visit in the mid '80 s. Gracias, senor! But on to the new, This was my first visit since... More 

Thank Daddin458
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Mexicali Restaurant as been acquired by Norma, owner of San Francisco Taqueria and their food is amazing! One of my favorite restaurants in southwest Michigan. You simply must pay them a visit! You won't be disappointed!

Thank ColdwarSpy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
13:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Columbia Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49015-3368
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 269-963-8188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?