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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Cuisine

We came in for a table of five on a Sunday afternoon, it was very busy and we had a bit of a wait. This was a sign of good things to come. The food was amazing, we opted not to go for the Tex-Mex but for more authentic dishes (Guisado and Pastor). Both were great and my wife and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We came in for a table of five on a Sunday afternoon, it was very busy and we had a bit of a wait. This was a sign of good things to come. The food was amazing, we opted not to go for the Tex-Mex but for more authentic dishes (Guisado and Pastor). Both were great and my wife and... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Everything we tried was delicious! Great salsa, fajitas, enchiladas & street tacos! The house margarita on the rocks was perfect! Great staff and price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We didn't find many places that served Mexican food that were open for breakfast. This one has a dozen dishes and buttermilk pancakes. The huevos con quisado de puerco (pork cooked in green or red chile - we had green) was wonderful and melts in your mouth. They make their own corn tortillas, too. We liked it so much we... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First impressions can deceive. The outside isn't much to look at. Inside is plain, but a nice atmosphere. The service and food were very good. Not overly priced for the quality of food. Loved the enchiladas and beef fajitas.

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We have lived here a long time and never enjoyed this place until now. It was so clean and the staff was wonderful. The food was really good. This was not Tex-Mex but more like what you get in New Mexico. It is very reasonably priced. We enjoyed it and will return. Great location if traveling on I-40.

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Amarillo, Texas
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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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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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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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Broadway, Virginia
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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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Additional Information about El Tejavan

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

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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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