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Raul & Theresa's Restaurant

519 W Main St, Avondale, AZ 85323-2518
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Ranked #10 of 112 restaurants in Avondale
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 12, 2014
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58% Recommend
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Denton, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Our first time at this restaurant. We visited during Cactus League baseball after a game in Goodyear. Excellent food. I had tacos, she had chicken fajitas, both were very, very good. The tacos were much like what I got back in the 50s and 60s: folded tortilla stuffed with beef, then fried, lettuce etc added after. Not the fried shells... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Don't you just feel sorry for any restaurant in the Valley of the Sun, which sells Mexican food? I mean, just look at the competition; sort of like opening a place that sells sand and hoping you'll stand out. But this restaurant does, indeed, stand out. Avondale/Goodyear has and has had its share of good Mexican restaurants. So what's the... More

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Vermilion, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We have come here about 5 times in the last 2 years. Portions are large so often we will split an order of fajitas. The best beans and rice we have had vs any other Mexican restaurant. We will be back on our next visit to Phoenix.

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Upland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Heard and read some very good things about Raul and Theresa's. here for a baseball tournament so we went to Raul and Theresa's for dinner. Had three different items from the menu. Chile Verde, Green and Red Burrito and a combo Taco/Enchilada. For such an authentic looking place the three different dishes were very pedestrian at best and not very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We live near to Raul and Theresa's and we have been coming here for over 15 years. The resturant is one of those classic Mexican Restaurants that started as a very small resturant. As there following increased, they added a porch which became a room, then another porch which became a room. Look around and you will see the historical... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I went here for the first time for lunch. The restaurant is open and clean. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. My glass was never without water (which I appreciate). They only had 3 lunch specials, but did have quiet a few dinner specials. I ordered the lunch chimis, which was a small chimichanga served with rice and beans. It... More

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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Don't be fooled by past supporters its not all that here! This restaurant was the only one for years in the far sw valley until the area grew so locals didn't know anything better to compare! I was taking here for years by my parents and I didn't like it as I do the old Garcias on 35th ave or... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

When friends of mine took me here a few years ago I was hesitant, having seen what passed for "Mexican" food here in Phoenix. Was pleasantly surprised. Very good, fresh, well cooked (not microwaved) good sized portions of food with rice AND beans like almost anyplace outside of AZ. I know many from far and near who come back -... More

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Fremont, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Eat hear after spring training baseball game, price very resonable, all the help very friendly, food very good with very hearty portions. Will certainly eat there again next spring training.

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Charleston, WV
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42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I visited Raul and Theresa's on West Main in Avondale on a Saturday evening in March. I think this is the original location. While this is not the worst Mexican food, there are certainly better places in the valley. We arrived around 9:00 and there were not many patrons. They served the standard salsa and chips, but also offered a... More

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