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El Tejavan

3420 W Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79102-2110
(806) 354-2444
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Ranked #38 of 419 restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 23, 2014
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Bedford, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Loved the food, the service so accommodating and agreeable. The food was unique, tasty, and deep Mexico authentic. Location a little hard to manage... but be keen-minded. Atmosphere is cute and "earthy", but could be a little tidier and clean. An adventure! ! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here on the suggestion of the Hotel clerk. Parking was a little tight but other than that excellent service, very quick in getting our food and an excellent Margarita.

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Mesa, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We are at El Tejavan for the first time in August 2013, dining with a friend who recommended it. Although it may have been a little loud for some people, the food more than made up for it. It was tasty, with just the right amount of "heat". Our waitress was very friendly and personable and made sure we had... More

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Vicksburg MS
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120 reviews 120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is an excellent choice for an upgrade above the standard Tex-Mex food out there. We always stop overnight in Amarillo enroute to summer vacation time in northern New Mexico and last week dined at El Tejavan. It's a very appealing space, looks way nicer on inside than out, and is very conveniently located right on the I-40 access road.... More

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Peoria, AZ
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8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I was referred to here by an old coworker. We were traveling in our 40' motor home towing a car and there was plenty of parking with turnaround space in a vacant lot next door. Easy access to I-40 as well! Now, the place is definitely a mom & pop operation and is not the fancy corporate atmosphere. It has... More

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Athens, Alabama
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271 reviews 271 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A very quaint and busy place just North of I-40. Parking is tght around the building but there is a lot across the strreet I used. A different menu than the typical mexican place but it's all in the variety-right? I had the steak al carbon a good choice with rice and bean sides. The best surprises were authentic corn... More

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

If you only like Tex-Mex then you won't like El Tejavan. The food is more authentic Mexican food- goat cheese, not cheddar, shredded beef, not ground. The usual toppings are lime and cilantro. They also have yummy desserts like sopaipillas AND churros. I love this food because it's fresh tasting and delicious!

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Amarillo, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Wonderful menu choices, friendly staff. Open dining room style. Definitely a place to go to again. There is a full bar. One of the better places in Amarillo for Mexican food.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Busy at 3pm Sundays filled with the local mexican americans. The food is great authentic mexican, and very good from start-salsa-to end-dessert. The beef soft taco plate is as good as I have had anywhere. Great menue choices and good family atmosphere.

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Amarillo, Texas
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Loved eating at El tejavan. Excellent food. Super nice staff. The rice was perfect, and the salsa spicy. The chips stay full and portions were more than we could eat. We will be back!

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