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La Tolteca

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Mexican
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2350 East Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
(410)734-0616
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food, for the area

I grew up in California and Mexican food is one of my faves. It is always hard for me to find good Mexican food in Maryland, and maybe I'm a little overly critical. The food here is very good though. I'd dau the only thing I find a turn off is the fact that many of their items are smothered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Baltimore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I grew up in California and Mexican food is one of my faves. It is always hard for me to find good Mexican food in Maryland, and maybe I'm a little overly critical. The food here is very good though. I'd dau the only thing I find a turn off is the fact that many of their items are smothered... More 

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Bel Air
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our daughter introduced us to La Tolteca in Bel Air. The food is always good and the service is warm and friendly.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Always busy --- the food is adequate. Nothing particular special or bad about this place. Decent food, decent prices.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've visited two of La Tolteca's four Harford County locations (two more recent additions---one in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore and one in Baltimore) any number of times, from family lunch/dinner to larger group dinners---and we keep going back, for the food, atmosphere, and drinks. We lived on the border for almost seven years, in El Paso, TX, and traveled... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The service is fast, the food tasty and abundant, and their margaritas are quenching. They offer freshly made quacamole right before your very eyes. All the chips and (2) salsas you can eat and the chips are high in sodium. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A truly authentic Mexican restaurant. I have been to several of their locations and by far the location on Rt.1 remains my favorite. A special feature is hand made guacamole right at your table. The staff is great and hard-working. The only annoyance is that on weekends there is a long line to get seated, but it is worth the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I love goodbTex-Mex and this is just not it. Guess I have high standards coming from Texas. Thought it was just ok and over priced.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really like the food. It is very reasonable and they give you a generous amount. Very yummy! As for the service that is another story. I used to go to the one in Churchville and the service there was great. We moved and this one is right down the street. I am a frequent visitor to La Tolteca in... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have dined at La Tolteca at least 25 times and each dining experience is great. Servings are generous and prices are reasonable. It's a fun atmosphere and very decorative in Mexican flare. La Tolteca sends out coupons to make taking the entire family out to dinner even more reasonable. Great Food and Great Service. Can't wait to go this... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Mexican food with very little frills to take the family for reasonably priced meals. Plenty of Chips & salsa and the low-budget menu and décor make you feel like you crossed the border. If you're a guacamole lover, you'll need to contain yourself from reenacting Meg Ryan's deli scene in "When Harry Met Sally" (YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!). It's that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2350 East Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
  • Phone Number: (410)734-0616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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