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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
San Diego, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Texifornia Tamale Company is tucked in the back of the Jensen's shopping mall in Blue Jay and several restaurants have come and gone from this location over the years. It's appearance is underwhelming. But once inside you will be delighted. The food created by the Texifornia team is simply outstanding, fresh and interesting. The style of cooking is not "lardy"... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nothing like a hot cup of tea/coffee to warm the body! Very nice place to sit and relax with loved ones.

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Lake Arrowhead CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Growing up in Southern California I have been fortunate to experience a variety of Mexican food. I absolutely love the different things I have tried here. Too many to share but I especially enjoy the armadillo eggs (Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, jack and cheddar, wrapped in bacon and baked until crisp) and have stopped in just for these! I... More 

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Beaumont, California
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7 reviews 7 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
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: 27226 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
Phone Number: (909) 336-1200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead  >  Blue Jay
Cuisine: Mexican

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