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700 E 4th St, Benson, AZ 85602-6300
+1 520-586-3169
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think there is anything bad on the menu. We usually go with a group - 10-15 people. Service is always excellent. Wednesday and Saturday night the tacos are $1.15. Our group order many different meals - taco pizza, chimichanga, tacos, burritos, hamburger, shrimp, liver & onions. The fried ice cream is huge! Everything is made in house. The... More 

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Thank P C
Gilbert, Arizona
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had tacos and it was okay. It wasn't authentic Mexican, which was disappointing as close as we are to the border. I will say the food came out fast, but there's better Mexican food nearby.

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Thank Terisha
Benson, Arizona
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

You have to try a chimichanga. The place isn't fancy, but I don't care. The food is dirt cheap and very good. Probably the best Mexican place in town.

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1 Thank Ron H
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

A wonderful restaruant run by a wonderful family serving all types of dishes... I had the taco plate, and I can't wait to go back....

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Hollister, California
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189 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

It was busy cause it was a Fri and Fish Fry night. The waitress was very friendly and service was good. The food was good and you get a lot for your money. I had the Shredded Beef Burrito and we got 3 meals out of it. Everyone else enjoyed their meal and we had no problems even though it... More 

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1 Thank Irene S
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

I actually went here in August 2012 but wanted to just do a quick review as I really liked the place. We were travelling from Las Cruces to Phoenix and decided to stop in Benson for lunch. We saw 86 Cafe from the road and pulled in for a bite to eat. Being from England, I love little places like... More 

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Thank Russell M
Box Elder, South Dakota
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232 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Husband and a friend ate here one night and 'bland' is the best word to describe this food. Nothing special. Seems to always be busy at lunchtime, however, for dinner he and his friend were the only ones there at about 6 p.m. Service ok but too many other choices in the area to return here.

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1 Thank Phyllis S
Benson, Arizona, United States
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194 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

I don't really want to bash any place. We have tried the 86 three times in the last several years and found the food to be bland. My personal opinion is that the food served here is Americanized Mexican fare like I would find in a north eastern state. Not really hot, not really spicy, not really tasty. There are... More 

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1 Thank Mark T
Benson, Arizona
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Very average in selection, presentation and flavor. Even the decor is less than stellar.

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Saginaw MI
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

I'd heard so many glowing comments from Benson locals so expectations were high but my dining experience was sorely lacking. Arrived at 5:30pm. Many tables occupied but not crowded. Server brought chips and salsa--some chips stale and salsa just okay. We had to ask for napkins. Silverware we also asked for as none was provided. Silverware arrived after our entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 E 4th St, Benson, AZ 85602-6300
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-586-3169

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