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Raul & Theresa's Restaurant

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519 W Main St, Avondale, AZ 85323-2518
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Great local and authentic Mexican food

Not fancy, but really good and authentic Mexican food. Owned by a local family and has been there forever. Have not visited their other location. Very casual and has its own charm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
phoenix, arizona
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  • Families with children
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Plover, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican restaurant. Food is amazing. Get the salsa and chips, perfect mix of flavor and spiciness. The Theresa's Special is amazing.

Thank Jason B
phoenix, arizona
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not fancy, but really good and authentic Mexican food. Owned by a local family and has been there forever. Have not visited their other location. Very casual and has its own charm.

Thank bueller
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The food is very good. The cheese crisps with green chile strips are to die for. I like the green chili burros are out of this world.

Thank Carol M
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a far cry from larger, more commercial Mexican restaurants. They bring you fresh salsa and chips as soon as you sit down, are ready to take drink orders, and bring sizzling hot food in a short period of time. I can only say good things about the meals my friends and I had. I ordered the shrimp fajitas,... More 

Thank Susinde
Glendale, Az
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's dated decor accentuates the long established family feel of this local gem that you'll go to for the great food, not the furnishings. Be sure to ask for the spicy salsa, because the mild stuff they drop off with the chips doesn't compare in taste or zing.

Thank JosephInAz
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Every time I eat here I'm never disappointed. Family and friends that come into town this is always the first stop. They all live it and I'll continue to bring family and friends to this restaurant.

Thank Brannon T
Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant has become are normal hangout. I haven't found anything that I don't like yet. Their Teresa special burrito and their chimichanga are my favorites. the portions are large and will provide multiple refills of soda and chips and salsa.

Thank labratiam
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Whenever we are on the west side of the PHX metro area, we make time to visit this restaurant. The food is always outstanding. The first time we ate there around 15 years ago, we took one look at the clientele and know we were in the right place - locals were there; firefighters were there; business men were there;... More 

Thank Daniel87120
Level Contributor
259 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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!

Thank RJourn
Level Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank Andy K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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