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Mexicalli Allie's

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117 N Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2201
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat 13:00 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been 1 of our families favorites for over 12 years! Food is wonderful, desserts are AMAZING! Once you go you'll crave the food!!! Don't let the look of the place fool you

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Howell, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very unfriendly staff. Place is dirty and old. Expensive for the amount of food you get. Will not be returning.

Thank tinalov2004
Howell, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have been eating here for many years. The food is always fresh and homemade. If you are looking for something with cheese sauce, you won't find it here:They use only freshly grated cheese. You won't see the deserts on the menu, but ask about what is available. They are the best I've had.

Thank Brad R
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I tried this restaurant for lunch during the week. It was not busy which should have been my first clue. The staff were not particularly nice either. I ordered a beef taco salad to go. It came out in 5 minutes and I walked back to work to eat it. The beef was cold. The cheese had not melted and... More 

Thank PWSoccer
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

The owner purchases the veggies and ingredients fresh for the day. She uses her own homemade recipes. Everything is great. Cute little place. Chips and salsa are delicious. I love their homemade rice! One of my favorite places for lunch in Howell

1 Thank Michigander1988
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Went there for dinner in march 7, 2015 for dinner, I had the meat combo dinner, my only dislike, is that the sour cream should be include in the meal inatead being charge extra for it. But over all, the food and service was good

1 Thank Chet M
Howell, Michigan
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Good Food but Slow. Owner is great but waitresses could be friendlier. Great Salsa Hot or Mild!! Could use re-decorating

Thank Sherri G
Howell, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Ok,I'm biased. Being of Mexican descent,I judge all Mexican restaurants by my Mother and Grandmother's cooking,and this has been the most consistent. The other two in Howell started out reasonably well,but then switched the menu around to please the masses,so to speak, and thus became more the norm rather than the exception. Mexicalli Allie's has stayed true to their menu... More 

1 Thank Rafael1666
Howell, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

I went here once and will never go back. The wait staff is rude and the menu is completely set in stone -- no substitutions, no additions, no deletions. The food isn't even good.

2 Thank Shannon M
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

When I walked thru the door there was a sign that said wait to be seated. I waited and the girl at the counter said may I help you so I walk in and placed and order. I was thinking I was dining in. She brought me my food in a take out. I sat at the table to eat... More 

2 Thank Hotdamgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:30
13:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Howell

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