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El Tejavan

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Mexican
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3420 W Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79102-2110
(806) 354-2444
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10:30 am - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    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 and locally owned Mexican Restaurant

This family-owned restaurant is a welcome change to the alternative. Generous portions of well seasoned food goes down well with a cerveza or two. We had gorditas and chicken tacos with ample cilantro and zesty salsa on the side. Only the rice left me a little flat. The service was excellent and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
hiker912
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Texas
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Littleton, Colorado
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Texas monthly reviewed this place as having one of the best Tacos in Texas and they were not wrong. The place is very busy and you might have to wait but it is worth it!

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Thank Dddh19
Amarillo, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The food was delicious, service friendly though a little slow as it was crowded. It is a very popular restaurant due to the excellent Mexican food. Now I will recommend it to others!

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Thank S W
Chicago
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There were many choices here, and the food was fresh and homemade. Our server, however, must have been new or something. He asked us almost immediately if we were ready to order (we were not) and then he didn't come back. My husband had to go search him out. He was young and probably not experienced. The food was good... More 

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Thank rward2121
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from our hotel front desk personnel. We told her we were looking for a locally owned Mexican restaurant with great food and drinks. This place did not disappoint! My husband had the fajitas and I had the chicken enchiladas. They were both excellent, as were the house margaritas. The service was quick and our... More 

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Thank RCR2014
Amarillo, Texas
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

food not bad...it Mexico style but the service is a little slow. Tacos are good and the do have good selection of beer.

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Thank john d
Dallas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great Mexican food. Very good service fantastic salsa and chips. The Chile Rellenos are awesome! Huge margaritas and beers. Pollo adobada was really good too. The other location is "dry" so if you want a drink go to this one. Both have really good food.

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Texas
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This family-owned restaurant is a welcome change to the alternative. Generous portions of well seasoned food goes down well with a cerveza or two. We had gorditas and chicken tacos with ample cilantro and zesty salsa on the side. Only the rice left me a little flat. The service was excellent and we will be back.

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Thank hiker912
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank N1CK_Danger
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Pam B
Level Contributor
72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank ColoradoPlains

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?