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All 11 Blue Jay Restaurants

Texifornia Tamale Company

27226 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
(909) 336-1200
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Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Blue Jay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Beaumont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We won't go back although the food was good. The place was dirty, they wouldn't allow me to add a taco a la carte to my meal, the food is expensive, and the atmosphere was uncomfortable and gross. I will be surprised if they stay in business.

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Orange County CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dined here for Sunday brunch - definitely some inventive items on the menu. A change of pace from normal breakfast choices. Coffee was good, and they had real cream (not milk). Really small place, but that makes it more fun anyway. Service was quick and efficient.

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Corte Madera, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unbelievably great food inspired by a passionate couple. The tamales....any flavor but I like the brisket best....are the best. You can call ahead and order them to go and they will freeze pack them for you. You can take Texifornia home with you. Seviche Saturday is special. They go well beyond just tamales. The sauces they use for their restaurant... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

At first we did not know what to expect of such a humble looking establishment. Once we went inside we were met by friendly staff and very clean restaurant. The food was AMAZING!! I think one of the best meals I have ever had. A definite must!!

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CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was my 3rd visit here and they have gotten even better over time. There is a nicer little dining area and although we did take-out, the presentation of the food they were serving was beautiful and fancy! The tamales are all amazing and there are even vegan options and gluten free. The rice and beans and salsa are all... More

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Bay Area, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a MUST try gem of a restaurant, and an unexpected surprise from a no-gluten perspective! The staff is great and the food amazing! We tried both the brisket and chicken tamales as well as the tacos. All were excellent and honestly, tasted like gourmet cuisine! The recipes must be family secrets because they're so delicious and unique, all... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! This place is unbelievable!!! Homemade food, homemade drinks, homemade everything! They put so much time and flavor in the menu. We never order off the menu. We just tell them t bring whatever they want and pay for it!!! We don't go out for "our" expectation, we go out for "them" to cook... More

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Culver City, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on your way to Big Bear. Food was GREAT, location easy to find, service was great as well. My boyfriend got a taco combo plate which he really liked. I had an amazing chicken salad. Chips and salsa where fantastic. The salsa here is VERY spicy! Will definitely be coming back next time we're headed... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you want something different and very tasty, come here. Their use of unusual spices and ingredients is fun and a foodie adventure for sure!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Wonderful food. Everything is fresh and delicious. Tamales are phenomenal but the taco trio was probably even better. Chips were just okay. If you like spicy, get the jalapeño margarita.

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