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Mexican, Southwestern
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9255 N 56th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617-5501
+1 813-987-2720
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends took us there for dinner raving about how good the food is. My wife and I were not impressed. She ordered a chicken bacon quesadilla but it had no cheese or bacon that we could find. I ordered the pork carnitas dinner which has pork tips, not shredded pork. The small tips were very good, but the larger ones... More 

Thank mjrunderwater
Tampa, Florida
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631 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the the best Mexican restaurant in Tampa but is has been a long standing restaurant here and does a good job with consistency , variety and reasonable pricing. Their salsa, for my taste, is some of the best. Just enough spice heat and a not too chunky consistency. Their beans and rice sits at average to just above.... More 

Thank 8ric
Quito, Ecuador
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service was fast at lunchtime. Lunch specials a good value. Food very good, probably the best I have had in the Tampa area.

Thank Doug V
Chesapeake, Virginia
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486 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The food was decent, though they put a hot, red sauce on items without listing it on the menu. Our major complaint was the bar area being open to the restaurant. When I'm dining with my family, I'd rather not hear drunks at a bar hollering obscenities at a sports channel. The place is big enough though that asking for... More 

Thank Jen R
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been going here for 20 years. They did over expand a few years ago and quality suffered but they are back to the original yummyness. Poco loco is my new favorite but tacos and enchaladas are really good too.

Thank gm0rgan14
Temple Terrace, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great food, convenient location.... Great salsa and MARGARITAS!!!! Never a let down. I have dinner here once a month!!!

Thank J R
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I had lunch there today. We each had tacos, drinks and ordered queso. The bill came up to $13.00. The food was pretty good. I will go back.

Thank IloveCLE
Temple Terrace, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I really enjoy a great Chile relleno but this one was previously frozen. (They told me so). It was a big gob of cheese and just not so good. My husband had steak of some sort with sauce all over it and he didn't like it at all. At least the margaritas and chips and salsa were good. And the... More 

Thank NikkiByrd
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

They could get a 5 if the corn chips were better and the mens room was cleaner. Excellent quality foid and portions at fair prices.

Thank Donnie D
Bonita Springs, Florida
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Food is served very fast, service is very good, but food is so-so. We like real authentic Mexican food and it was OK. Hubby had fajita's with shrimp, steak and chicken........ he loved the dish and we could of shared there was so much food. I had the chicken Chimichanga that was so so. Chips and salsa bland, but cute... More 

Thank Mary A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9255 N 56th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617-5501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Temple Terrace
  • Phone Number: +1 813-987-2720

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