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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

4502 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33614-5420
813-879-4096
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Ranked #1,037 of 1,964 restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Mexican
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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Family group of nine, with 3 children in tow. Out of the five adults, one enjoyed her meal of chimichanga, one totally disliked his order of chicken enchilada's found to be greasy, with an off flavor and appearance. 2 orders of pork carnitas not up to standard with pieces of overly dried strands of pork and a chicken salad that... More

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Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I'm a Tampa native and have been too Guadalajara about 20 times. It's either pretty good or very good. I've never had a bad meal here. This time I had the lunch pork sopas with rice and beans. It was super delicious. The meals come with chips and salsa but only one basket is complimentary the next well cost you.... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We saw this place while leaving Tampa on our way to Ocala and thought we'd give it a try. It was a quiet afternoon with only a few customers around. Service was nevertheless very slow. Took forever to get chips and salsa (after our order was taken) and they have some weird rule about limiting the amount of chips and... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Two of my co workers and I ate there for lunch a few weeks ago and were extemely sick for three weeks!, one even spent a week in the hospital. I personally missed eight days of work. I was diagnosed with cyclospora, this is the same bug that is a huge outbreak in Texas right now! This is the only... More

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Tampa, Fl
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10 reviews 10 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had been to Guadalajara in the past, wasn't outstanding but it was plenty edible and did not want to make the ride acrosss town for Vallarta's.So I ordered the chicken fajitas and husband ordered the Steak Chimicanga. Chicken was sooo very dry I asked for more salsa because fajitas do not come with sour cream or cheese just a... More

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Lutz, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stopped in here for a quick dinner on the way to a meeting in the area. I make a habit of exploring Mexican restaurants whenever I'm in a new neighborhood or area at mealtime. I was pleasantly surprised! The service was quick and attentive (unlike the service described in other reviews). I made my own "combo" plate of a... More

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Livingston, TX
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152 reviews 152 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Just got off the plane and hungry in Tampa. Still a two hour ride in front of me. Blasted right past this mex/tex treat. Made a U-turn and now have my Tampa airport treat for all future trips. Clean cute interior. Pleasant staff to answer questions and give timely service. Cold adult beverages. Fresh guacamole and not on shredded bland... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

Guadalajara is a Tampa tradition for the past 15-16 years. I have wined and dined many "Homesick Texans" here because some of the dishes are Tex-Mex, along with new Southwest transplants wanting "carne con chile and chile verde". They serve everything from barbacoa, to goat, sopes, gorditas, tortas, soups, ribs, chicharrones, chile rellenos, fish, shrimp, liver and cactus. That's not... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The service was quick and friendly, the atmosphere was inviting and the food was fantastic! We very rarely go out for Mexican since my husband is a great cook with many Mexican dishes in his list of specialties. We usually end up being disappointed when we go out for Mexican, but I am happy to say that was NOT the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Ive been out of the country for 10 yrs and have had a yearning for all the food you can get in the states, and mexican food is one of them. Guadalajara has a great lunch special and it's REAL Mexican Food, not gourmet, not neuvoe, not fast food. Just good mexican food.

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