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La Olla Mexican Cafe

) #62 of 1,573 Restaurants in Tucson $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
8553 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9500
+1 520-579-0950
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8553 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish tacos and enchiladas were very tasty. The service was ok It was lunch time and they were busy so it was a little bit of a challenge to get our waitress's attention. Overall a good experience.

Thank Clayton J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to this restaurant about every other Saturday. We've never had bad service and the food is very good. You have to try the Chipotle Pork and Shrimp. Pork and shrimp together? Trust me.

Thank Jill v
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Cheese crisp was thick.ItWas average food. Staff was friendly and fast.Maybe try something else next time

Thank carilynm56
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

When we moved to the area we ate here like 3 times and it is just okay. Staff is friendly but only 1 or 2 servers for the whole restaurant which things take awhile. Salsa is very chunky and when I asked for hotter salsa...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Food, Service and atmosphere were excellent. Enchiladas were really good, and the combo plate was really, really good. They have a side dish (can't remember the name, but is served with most dishes) that totally rocks, with zucchini and roasted corn. Service was very good.

Thank phillipfrazier
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Friends suggested we try this restaurant. If they hadn't told us how to get there, we probably could not have found it. It is on the outskirt of Tucson. The food is worth the trip. The presentation was not impressive but the taste was yummy....More

Thank drmueller07
Reviewed 16 March 2017

this is a real gem...hidden away in Marana but even if it wasn't nearby would be worth a detour.The secret to me is in the baking: the chips, empenada pastry,,shells ,etc.are the best.Tucson is totally awash in chain restaurants(not just Mexican,either)so what a refreshing change...More

Thank mrdrama
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Mexican food here is great and the calabecitas (sp?) are the best ever. But you haven't experienced their prize-winning delight - cheesecake. The owner bakes up her own desires and comes up with a wide variation of cheesecakes! Not cheap, but worth it. Their...More

Thank clutterstop
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is the first Mexican restaurant in Tucson that we have eaten at where the food is not bland. We are use to having green chili served with all dishes but outside of New Mexico that is hard to find and when we do it...More

Thank gdjp
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table and we understood why once we finished eating. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. The restaurant is quite loud when at capacity so don't...More

Thank RoadTripBev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8553 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9500
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-579-0950
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