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Tijuana Flats

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1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32602
352-692-3093
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Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly service is a plus

This is a popular Tex-Mex lunch spot across from the U of Florida. Servers are all friendly. They greet you with menus at the door, or in the line sometimes, then deliver food to your table. They circle back and ask if your drink needs a refill. Food is always hot and tasty. Trying to cut the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
JFGainesville
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Gainesville, FL
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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On my trans-American charity cycle ride from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA through the southern states, it is always nice to find somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day in the saddle! Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here consuming vast numbers of calories, supping on a few ice cold beers whilst reading a newspaper,... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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107 reviews 107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a popular Tex-Mex lunch spot across from the U of Florida. Servers are all friendly. They greet you with menus at the door, or in the line sometimes, then deliver food to your table. They circle back and ask if your drink needs a refill. Food is always hot and tasty. Trying to cut the carbs? -- Get... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Love the food from this restaurant. Used to visit the Pembroke Pines location all the time. With my recent visit of UF found they had one nearby and all ways pleased. The food is fresh and the sauces are delicious. The service is great, everyone is very attentive and felt like a traditional sit down restaurant. Wish they had a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Filling, fresh ingredients, nice service, and close to campus. The food is REALLY nothing special, but it's clean, and you won't regret your $8.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The vegetarian/ refried bean tacos are delicious and very flavorful for being meatless. Another must-try is the mahi salad. Wonderfully large portions, you won't be disappointed!

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Amber C, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your refried bean tacos. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Ocala, Florida
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337 reviews 337 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Way better than average for a cantina type Mexican joint, although quite Americanized in overall look, feel, and Tex-Mex-ness. Enjoyed a meaty, well designed chimichanga with the only failure being it was not deep fried and, thus, more of a giant burrito. Quite tasty nonetheless. And staff was superb once they realized I had never been in a TF before... More 

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Kairho1, thank you for the great review! We're glad that you chose to try us out for your first visit to Tijuana Flats. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Crystal River, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We have been to three different Tijuana Flats in three different cities and this one was no different, great food, customer service and atmosphere. our kids always ask to eat at Tijuana Flats, and we like it was better than fast food drive through's not to mention the prices are about the same. Another great thing the workers are always... More 

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Thanks for that great review, @cgaz86! We always love to hear from our satisfied customers, hopefully you come back and visit real soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We just moved to gainesville and are in a great area for restaurants etc. tried tijuana flats and was so impressed with the serving and services and the variety of hot sauces (love hot sauces). we ordered a mijuana (i believe it the medium size) which was huuuuge. I ended taking some home for which was even better the next... More 

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Hey @Marlene G, welcome to Gainesville! Thanks for the awesome review, we always appreciate hearing from our customers. Hope to see you back soon! More 

North Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Tijuana Flats has ALWAYS been my favorite Restaurant in Gainesville. I love the food and the experience. While im no longer an undergrad, everytime I return to UF, I must visit. This visit there was a MAJOR change. The football tickets spread across the wall were gone. It was one of those things I looked forward to among the pictures... More 

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

@Dave V - Thanks for your awesome review of our Gainesville location! We have a Miami location as well! 13256 Biscayne Blvd Miami FL 33181 More 

Citrus Springs, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We haven't seen my grandkids in awhile so we all decided to meet half way between Jacksonville and Citrus springs. What better way for ohio Buckeyes to meet then in Gator country!. The food was wonderful, the service above and beyond, and the staff very friendly and helpful. the only bad thing I can say is the very lack of... More 

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

@sasysutler - Thanks for your awesome review of our Gainesville location! We take pride in our service and staff and are always pleased to hear when one of our guests appreciates that! We're sorry to hear you had a hard time finding parking, we will be sure to look into this. Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32602
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-692-3093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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