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El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant

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13584 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, FL 32507
850.492.1701
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good-to-very good Tex-Mex at Perdido Key.....

Not too far from the Alabama-Florida line...a really good Tex-Mex option if you are staying in the area. Have eaten here many, many times. Service is hit or miss. Food and menu are always excellent. Try to eat here earlier (not at 9:00 or 10:00 pm) as the food is fresher and the staff is more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
KevDawg305
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  • Families with children
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English first
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not too far from the Alabama-Florida line...a really good Tex-Mex option if you are staying in the area. Have eaten here many, many times. Service is hit or miss. Food and menu are always excellent. Try to eat here earlier (not at 9:00 or 10:00 pm) as the food is fresher and the staff is more on their game... Overall,... More 

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Tennessee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good Chicken Nachos (a half order will fill up 2 people.) Get ready for the complimentary Salsa.... it is HOT!!! Their signature drinks, the La Ola margarita and the Sunburned Margarita were awful!!! No taste whatsoever, and the sangria wasn't good either. After that drink experience we decided to just make our own drinks in the room. Eat there, just... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place is a dump. Needs to be spruced up. We'd rather the food be authentic but not the place. The food was good. We're from houston and enjoy the best Mexican food there is. However the margaritas were the worst I've had. Not sure why I didn't send it back. It was neon green. Couldn't drink it. After a... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

working on the key has made this a favorite place for lunch and dinner. the food is good and fast. have to give it a try

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Our family of five was not impressed. The good was bland. I have no idea how this place has a four star rating. The margaritas were neon green and artificial tasting. We had combination plates and kids meals.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went here for dinner, a party of 4. We each got something different to share around the table. I got the shrimp in garlic sauce, it was very good, tacos were good. the burritos were good. every one went away full. The staff was OK. not rude but not friendly. My only complaint would be the building itself. Booth we... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not sure what the white liquid goo was, but oh my it was really good. I had an awesome burrito, wife got mixed plate. All the food we had was great. Giant Margaritas were on special on Thursday, great idea. If you need a break from fried seafood go here.

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Fort Smith,AR
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wow sorry we wasted your time to come in and spend almost $100 on your food. I hardly ever give a poor review but the staff were so rude! As we were leaving they argued right in front of us as we waited for 10 minutes to pay. Never apologized. Food was great but I won't be back due to... More 

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Arkansas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Service wasn't the best but the food and drinks made up for it. Service wasn't horrible just not overly friendly. Highly recommend the margaritas. We will be back.

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just stopped there for lunch today. The only thing remotely good were the chips. Both apps were terrible. Guacamole straight from a box. Did not taste like avocados. Smooth and bland. The bean dip was just weird. A few soupy beans covered in a soupy white sauce. My cheese enchiladas had NO flavor whatsoever. Wilted salad on the side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13584 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, FL 32507
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Perdido Key
  • Phone Number: 850.492.1701

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?