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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 #2 of 11 restaurants in Blue Jay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Bay Area, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Santa Maria CA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place and the owners are amazing!! The tamales were the best I've ever eaten in my life, full of flavor with fresh ingredients and a lot of filling not just masa. I had the Jalapeno and Cheese and the Spicy Brisket, I was so full after only eating 2/3rds of the Jalapeno and Cheese that I could only sample... More

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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Excellent food, awesome margaritas, and great customer service. You won't be disappointed if you like Mexican dishes.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Different than your average Mexican food. This is a family owner business. Owner is a chef and cares about quality and service. Wine margaritas are great. A real treat to visit. Wish there was more seating. The restaurant has a good warm feeling.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This restaurant is not actually in Arrowhead Village. My husband and I found it by accident while we were lost (oops). But thank goodness we did. Absolutely the best brunch we had on our entire long weekend vacation. Service was great, food was great, loved it!

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San Bernardino, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed in the area for a week and we ate here 3 times. The food was very good. It's a small restaurant with upscale food. If you go during regular eating time you will have a wait but it is worth it. I don't think you will regret eating here.

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