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La Tarasca

1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
+1 360-736-7756
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flan” (22 reviews)
“tortillas” (28 reviews)
“carnitas” (52 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These young ladies serve the most authentic Mexican food from their home region that you will ever have. No chips & salsa here! And no Gringo food! Good home cooked food, great service & very reasonable. Why go to a chain restaurant when you can...More

Thank GourmetMagazine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with a friend, good food and kindness made us come back a few days later with my boyfriend's family. It might be a little more expensive than the average price in Centralia but it is definitely worthy! True Mexican food cooked and...More

Thank Arya C
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

So glad I listened to the people at the new balance store, when I asked where we should go, everyone in place started talking at once. This place came with a great review and a warning not to expect chips and salsa. This is an...More

Thank Guineapigsrule
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is not Tex-Mex. This is the real deal. Don't ask for chips and salsa - they have the best home-made authentic Mexican carrot pickles. The service is friendly - like they are serving you in their home- they want you to feel welcome. If...More

Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This small, family-run restaurant serves excellent, mid-level Mexican food. I particularly like their pork adobada and their carnitas, but in my experience, it is all good. I live in another town and I try to time my travels through Centralia so that I can stop...More

Thank captvic4
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Pretty good authentic Mexican food served here, different than the usual Americanized style you get at places like Azteca. Not much on seafoods but the chile relleno, homemade tamales and tacos are awesome. I usually order off the ala carte menu. Also the waitresses are...More

1  Thank michael k
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really great carnitas. Excellent homemade tamales. Our waitress was awesome and We were reminded that the success of this restaurant is because God is good. Amen.

Thank ThetaS39
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We live two states away, but I always plan to overnight in Centralia so we can dine at La Tarasca. Folks who love traveling in th south of Mexico will be happy with the more. Genuine style and ingredients here. The family that runs the...More

1  Thank bluecanoe2
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Fresh white corn tortillas, flavourful refried beans and rice accompanied the carnitas and chile verde. Good spicing. Enjoyed the pickled carrots that were put on the table at the start. Friendly service, cheerful colourful decor. I enjoyed the Jamaica hibiscus drink (horchata also available). A...More

Thank Tinwei L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant. The owner is from southern Mexico. Don't expect typical Mexican fare but do expect good food

Thank ghostrider1948
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Centralia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-736-7756
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