We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Altena

314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
+1 423-266-7595
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (13 reviews)
“cheese dip” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (162)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Their burritos are very good. Their salsa is nice and spicy. Prices and quality make for a great value here.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Right around the corner from a Mexican grocery store, their ingredients are always fresh. The service is always fast and polite. Main Street is lucky to have this establishment.

Thank debailllon
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Based on the positive reviews we ate here while passing through after mountain biking. This place was not taken care of. See picture of restroom. The bean burrito was like a fast food restaurant and our daughter cheese Quesadilla was very rubber like. My husband...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

On a recent visit to Chattanooga, my old home town, I visited a friend who took me to La Altena. So glad he did. This small, out of the way, family-owned restaurant was a delightful surprise in Chattanooga. The menu has authentic Mexican food and...More

1  Thank atljpb
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This little restaurant had the best Mexican food I've had East of Arizona. We had excellent, friendly service. Every meal we ordered for our family was delicious!. Great drinks too, especially Horchata and Margarita! We would visit this restaurant again if ever in the area....More

1  Thank DLB1832
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Stopped in for lunch early on Saturday morning. We had the restaurant all to ourselves. Our server was polite and friendly. My husband had the tacos while I enjoyed the eggs with chorizo. The food was served very quickly. We were in and out in...More

1  Thank paigesmd61
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Authentic Mexican cuisine and fast service. Always seated very quickly and you get great food at a great price.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

If you've been to one of many basic Mexican restaurants you'll understand real after eating here...don't be afraid to order something unknown. Service is stupid fast, price is cheap...drinks are cold...what more do you want?

1  Thank joseph t
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is not easy on the eyes, but the food is always good. The beef taco salad, or the chicken chimichangas are always a good choice. I also like the beef nachos(grease heavy, but so good) if you are looking for something easy.

1  Thank michael h
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I've been coming to this location for years. A few months back they were in the process of changing their menu. I got to see the new menu on this visit, namely the biggest change is that they did away with all lunch specials. They...More

1  Thank DealScout
Nearby HotelsSee all 96 hotels in Chattanooga
Chattanooga Choo Choo
2,753 reviews
.41 km away
The Chattanoogan
1,427 reviews
.44 km away
Staybridge Suites Chattanooga Downtown
534 reviews
.50 km away
Stadium Inn
598 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Urban Stack
1,087 reviews
.34 km away
The Terminal Brewhouse
1,665 reviews
.35 km away
The Feed co. Table & Tavern
282 reviews
.14 km away
Clyde's On Main
260 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery
383 reviews
.29 km away
Chattanooga Choo Choo
713 reviews
.41 km away
Coker Tire Museum
84 reviews
.42 km away
Chattanooga Market
138 reviews
.55 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Altena staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-7595
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing