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All 32 Lorne Restaurants

Mexican Republic

Grove road, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The people writing the poor reviews have never tasted authentic Mexican. It's not supposed to be like the crunchy junk from chain stores and supermarkets smothered in plastic cheese. The pulled pork was delicious and the flavours just right. Loved the inclusion of quinoa in the beef burrito. Keeping it real well done.

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Geelong
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Menu choice is minimal. No nachos, enchiladas, tostadas and no cheese or lettuce either. The burritos were just a wrap with hardly any meat but plenty of raw red cabbage. This is served Luke warm. We also had dips that were just standard guacamole and runny salsa. The food is overpriced and I left hungry. The service was ok but... More 

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Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

It started when I called to see if they were open and took reservations. They don't and I was rudely told they had no idea how busy it would be in 20 minutes (I was just asking for a guess before I drug my three children back in the car). We went the next day for lunch. After waiting a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Waited 20 minutes the staff did not take any notice of customers waiting to be served. Terribly understaffed and we were not the only ones to leave without getting any food. A major disappointment

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

After trying (and failing) two nights in a row to get in, we assumed that it must be the best place for dinner in town! We eventually fluked a weeknight vacancy. Dirty water glasses, but an interesting range of Mexican soft drinks, and enough different beers to keep the other half happy. Few entrees offered, but we tried a pork/jalapeño... More 

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Balnarring, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Loved this small, casual restaurant. The menu was lovely and authentic, not like the standard Mexican chain restaurants, Good work guys - we will be back. Oh and did I mention the best Margarita!

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I dined here with friends on a Sunday evening in May 2013. After partaking in a local running event earlier that day we were pretty hungry and looking forward to a bit of treat. The place is small, quite stylish and had some groovy tunes playing in the background. Staff trying hard to look and act cool. And cool was... More 

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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Having eaten here several times recently, I'm surprised by some of the poor reviews. Each time I've been, the staff have been super friendly and the food has been great. It's a small restaurant and the menu isn't all that extensive, but it has many Mecican favourites. I think it's well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Loved the super-friendly service. Family friendly. Great atmosphere. Very authentic-tasting, yummy food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Has some very tasty Mexican here. Food sizes fairly small but very fresh. A bit expensive for size. Service was ok. Good meal overall.

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Address: Grove road, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Lorne
Cuisine: Mexican

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