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Taqueria El Lugar

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1716 E Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702
+1 903-597-4717
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

this one on gentry is the first store! try the canalope juice take some of that heat off those peppers!!!!!!! love em #7 double avocado is the best !!!!

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Thank latoya T
Tyler, Texas
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Best tacos! Douse them in green sauce if you like them spicy! The fruit drinks are delicious-melon and mixed fruit are really good.

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Thank AleciaW
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

El Lugar on 5th Street is terrible. They blocked off part of the restaurant where it looks like they have been sleeping there. I have no idea how it passes the health code. The only reason why I gave it 2 stars is that the original location was good the first time I tried it. I'm afraid to go back... More 

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Thank DennisandCarly M
Tyler, Texas
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274 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 670 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Nice to see this restaurant extending their reach by opening locations around Tyler and neighboring communities. Their location at 1716 E Gentry (Highways 155 and 271 heading north out of Tyler) is the original. Their downtown location on West Ferguson has become a favorite. It is located on the north side of the Tyler Square downtown in the location many... More 

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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

This is a local chain that does authentic Mexican food. They have a few branches. This one is the original and is least convenient, but by far the best. It started basically as a taco stand with a menu limited to about 7-10 items. Since then, they have added on, for what reason I am unsure. The #7 is the... More 

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Thank Dean65
Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Fresh simple goodness, give them a try! Have an aqua fresco house made to drink. Homemade guacamole is wonderful. My favorite location is troup hwy and loop 323.

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Thank LumiLove
Tyler
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

You have to get a #7 when you go here and a cantelope water. The #1's are really good too. Be careful it is very addictive ! This location is my favorite

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Thank Marsh488
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

The #7 is called the Super Quesadilla, but it's rolled up and a burrito in my book. It is soooo good and always fresh. Top if off with the green sauce and I'm one happy guy. The tortilla is cooked perfectly with the cheese melted inside and I always get the beef one. Not much else on the menu, but... More 

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Thank Maniac71
Saint Louis, Missouri
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279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Not much real Mexican in Tyelr....taqueria el lugar is an exception to the rule. Wish they would open a new location on the south side of town...

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Thank WarEglTX
Flint, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Awesome, a lil pricey but worth it, the place is not fancy but the food is authentic, be sure to get 2x #7's with red sauce a lil sour cream and your in heaven

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 E Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-597-4717

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