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Raul & Theresa's Restaurant

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519 W Main St, Avondale, AZ 85323-2518
623-932-1214
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
"Average "

It is not bad, but it isn't the best! Chips were cold and plentiful, two salsas (mild and spicy) not fresh, combination entrees are large but meats were dry and tasted the same. Clean, good service, fair prices and cold beer!

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is not bad, but it isn't the best! Chips were cold and plentiful, two salsas (mild and spicy) not fresh, combination entrees are large but meats were dry and tasted the same. Clean, good service, fair prices and cold beer!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It has been a few years since we have visited here and we were saddened to hear of Theresa's passing. We found the restaurant is still in good hands. Excellent food and better than and Mexican restaurant back home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visiting AZ from the east coast, we wanted some real texmex food....but we're vegetarian and couldn't actually eat anything at the super-authentic taco stands we tried. This place hit that sweet spot where my native Texan spouse was actually happy, but not everything had pork in it. Definitely not fancy, but clean, quick, friendly and delicious.

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Avondale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You may get seated right away, but restaurant always short handed in staff and it may we awhile before your order is taken. Chips are stale but they continue to refill your basket. You never know what kind of food you will get. I guess it depends on the cook working that day. Count on waiting and waiting for your... More 

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TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

When back in AZ, this is always one of our stops. We call it our FIX before we head off again. Our favorite is "Theresa's Special" we share this, cause with the chips and salsa, we always get full. We go there with a large group when NASCAR is there at PIR and even though service can be a bit... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Not Mexican Food!!! We got water and stale chips not chips and salsa the salsa taste disgusting and the chips are cold and stale. I had the fajitas they were all veggies and very little meat tasted like frozen chicken not fresh at all Mexican food is really easy to make but they can get it right.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Me and friend went there to eat to try out the food since its been there for a few years everyone was talking about it so we dicided to try it. First of all the waitress looked like she was not happy to be there she took our drink order and we waited and waited and waited and there was... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While it may be an Avondale landmark the food is just average I have eaten here 5-6 times, its to hot in the summer, so only go when its cool. there are to many good mexican restaurants around here to eat here, nothing has changed, if you want to drink beer with 5-10 of your friends and eat average food... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I am not sure where those recent negative reviewers ate... because the food my family and I had was flavorful, spicy, fresh and delicious! The Salsa was fresh and spicy, the tacos were fantastic, and Guac was fresh and delicious as well. I ordered the Chile Relleno and cheese enchilada combination, because if a restaurant does THOSE items well, I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

1) Mild salsa is Pato sauce-out of the can. I couldn't believe it. 2) queso dip was fake cheese? It had to be out of a can. It was the color and texture of honey mustard sauce. 3) Shredded beef taco meat was gagging. 4) green chili sauce definitely straight from the can or bottle and then didn't even have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 W Main St, Avondale, AZ 85323-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Avondale
  • Phone Number: 623-932-1214

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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