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La Altena

314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
+1 423-266-7595
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (14 reviews)
“cheese dip” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00 Hours
314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We are regular customers at La Altena, and the reasons for our regular return are these: tasty food, kind and prompt service, friendly atmosphere, and the best margaritas. Is is not fancy (some call it a hole in the wall, but it's certainly not that,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jimdrexler
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I have been going to this restaurant at least once a week for quiet some time now. I love their prices and location. We typically have wonderful service specially by the older servers. Last night we had an almost traumatizing experience. We walked in at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This place consistently puts out average Mexican food. They’re good, but nothing sets them apart from so many other Mexican restaurants. The restaurant is kind of a dive, but the eating area is clean. Service is always very good. It’s one of my routine stops...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DealScout
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The food was SUPER good. The service was so fast. The prices were low. If you're bothered by jankety linoleum and electric magenta paint on bathroom walls and "creatively" engineered bathroom design then this place is probably not for you. If you're looking for really...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I used to love this place. I no longer do. Server acts like he’s on drugs, food isn’t good anymore, and the cleanliness suffers greatly.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MrandMrr
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Their burritos are very good. Their salsa is nice and spicy. Prices and quality make for a great value here.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Right around the corner from a Mexican grocery store, their ingredients are always fresh. The service is always fast and polite. Main Street is lucky to have this establishment.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank debailllon
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Based on the positive reviews we ate here while passing through after mountain biking. This place was not taken care of. See picture of restroom. The bean burrito was like a fast food restaurant and our daughter cheese Quesadilla was very rubber like. My husband...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank L S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

On a recent visit to Chattanooga, my old home town, I visited a friend who took me to La Altena. So glad he did. This small, out of the way, family-owned restaurant was a delightful surprise in Chattanooga. The menu has authentic Mexican food and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank John B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This little restaurant had the best Mexican food I've had East of Arizona. We had excellent, friendly service. Every meal we ordered for our family was delicious!. Great drinks too, especially Horchata and Margarita! We would visit this restaurant again if ever in the area....More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank DLB1832
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-7595
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