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El Tejavan

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3420 W Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79102-2110
(806) 354-2444
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere

The interior of the restaurant is decorated nicely and you feel like you are in an authentic cantina. The service is very good and friendly. Our waiter was very attentive, but didn't hover over the table. The salsa is good, but could be a little warm to those with sensitive mouths. My wife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Brad C
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The interior of the restaurant is decorated nicely and you feel like you are in an authentic cantina. The service is very good and friendly. Our waiter was very attentive, but didn't hover over the table. The salsa is good, but could be a little warm to those with sensitive mouths. My wife could not eat it because it was... More 

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Oklahoma
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We ate at the one on the east side of Amarillo, one block east of Grand St. on the I-40 frontage road. Don't expect much atmosphere. The place was loaded with many locals and families, mostly hispanic, and several big rigs were in the parking lot. We knew we were in for a real mexican meal! And we weren't disappointed!... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Weary from our trip via New Mexico, we were happy to find this good restaurant. Fast, Fresh and Favorful. Mucho Gracias. We recommend this restaurant. Thanks for reading. The Bike Chaplain

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Amarillo, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped here based on a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed. This is not your typical TexMex spot. It is more authentic to Mexico. My Shrimp ala Mexicana was seasoned with just the right amount of heat. Lettuce, tomato, avocado salad was fresh and crisp. My wife did not care for the white cheese on her enchiladas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Got a recommendation from a local for this place and was not disappointed. The Mexican where I'm from is hit or miss, and this place was great. Had 3 enchiladas and, of course, started with the chips and salsa (great salsa). I think there are two of these restaurants in Amarillo. Skip the more famous chain restaurants and give this... More 

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Amarillo, TX
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156 reviews 156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Here's the deal: there are 2 locations. One is Near western st, which is more "mainstream", and the other is near Grand Ave, which is more authentic. Both are good, but the one more East of town has hotter salsa and is more of a "hole in the wall." The menus are pretty much the same. The staff is nice... More 

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Texas
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1,018 reviews 1,018 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

They had just reopened from remodeling and we were looking forward to a good Mexican meal. However, we were a little disappointed. I had the Chicken Enchilada Rancheros $9 which was just fair, my spouse had the Fish Tacos $10 and there was so little fish on them that you couldn't hardly taste the fish. The restaurant inside looked nice... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Been here before a couple times. Nice and clean. Remodeled. Excellent service. Food was good but chili just a little oily. Modest prices and good sized portions. Hot sauce could be a little hotter. Queso was very good. Gorditas good. Carne guizada (beef with red chili) was enjoyable. Rice a lil dry.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What, decent vegetarian Mexcian food in Amarillo! What a pleasant surprise to find this authentic interior Mexican restaurant along I40. HIM: Of course I had cheese enchiladas, the standard by which I think a Mexican restaurant should always be judged. To my pleasant suprise they were made with corn tortillas, stuffed with queso fresco and covered with a red pasilla... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were out running errands and wanted a Mexican Lunch and had heard about this restaurant from our Niece. So we stopped and had a very good light lunch. I had the Beef Tacos and my spouse had the Fish Tacos. Both were very good. We ate A la Carte so did not have the extra beans/rice. We did have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3420 W Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79102-2110
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: (806) 354-2444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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