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Sierra Mexican Restaurant

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Gates €€ - €€€ Mexican
302 N Santiam Hwy E, Gates, OR 97346-9349
+1 503-897-2210
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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302 N Santiam Hwy E, Gates, OR 97346-9349
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Has that local home town feeling, with great owners & staff. We have a group go there every Friday night for good food and service.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have been going to the Sierra for 20 years and always enjoy visiting with Jorge and Maria and there family. We have watched the kids grow up over the years - they all help out with age appropriate tasks. The food is homemade and...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly service. Great salsa and chips a little on the spicy side. They also have an American menu for the non-adventurous picky eater. Great enchiladas and sopes and generous portions. The margaritas are so good, it's hard to stop at one.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A very serviceable place with friendly service. Not all the options you would find at a larger place but better than a chain. Lots of parking for our travel trailer Seemed like the locals like this place which is always a good sign

Thank vintagetrailer
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I travel the North Santiam Canyon 3 days a week. I usually stop at the Sierra Mexican Restaurant once a week as I enjoy the family of Jorge and Maria, they all work there. The atmosphere is traditional Mexican, the food is so good you...More

Thank 305lorettas
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Best Mexican cuisine in the Santiam Canyon. But that claim comes with a codicil. It's probably the only Mexican restaurant in the Santiam Canyon unless you include the City of Stayton, just off highway 22, which has a few more. The food is of good...More

Thank Clyde346
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We didn't expect to find much in this remote stretch of road between Salem and Bend, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here. It is clearly homemade and carefully prepared, with an interesting combination of ingredients.

Thank Rosecrans
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Authentic Mexican fare at reasonable prices. This is a family business with years of experience and it shows.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Enjoyed a great meal and the service was excellent. Have often stopped off here and as always great food and service.

Thank eweology
Reviewed 25 May 2014

years ago i stopped here all the time, it was a nice lil place and great food. What the heck happened. !!!! a 7ish year old seated me, thats fine, then a 14ish year old takes our order with no tablet, totally gets it wrong...More

Thank mobomaui
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 N Santiam Hwy E, Gates, OR 97346-9349
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Gates
  • Phone Number: +1 503-897-2210
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