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La Tolteca

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6625 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646-4287
301-934-2802
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11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Tex Mex Outside of Texas

The service and the food are fantastic. The food is always fresh and hot. The servers seem to always have a perpetual smile on their faces, no wonder, the place is wonderful. Enjoy the fishbowl margarita. The Chimichangas are the best in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Lance B
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Waldorf, Maryland
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Waldorf, Maryland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The service and the food are fantastic. The food is always fresh and hot. The servers seem to always have a perpetual smile on their faces, no wonder, the place is wonderful. Enjoy the fishbowl margarita. The Chimichangas are the best in the area.

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Thank Lance B
La Plata, Maryland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great place for good Mexican food. The "big" margarita is an understatement. It is huge and very good! The chips are crispy and the salsa has the right amount of kick without burning your taste buds.

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Thank Dawn A
Washington
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

YEP, Fresh, expertly prepared and delicious. I went here 2x in a week it was SO good!! Staff is very attentive and food arrives very quickly

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Thank plcarty
Beckley, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Perfect if your craving really good Mexican food and cold beer! I went back two more times during my stay there for work. It is located beside the Outback Steak House, so you have to look for it.

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Thank Brenda H
Waldorf, Maryland
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

La Tolteca's food is like a lot of food you have probably eaten at similar "generic" establishments, i.e., heavy, not too flavorful, fatty, and generally forgettable. However, there are those days where you are just looking to get some food in your stomach, and in that regard, LT, is adequate (though barely). The restaurant itself is a little gritty and... More 

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Bel Alton, Maryland
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A repeat visit and repeat review. For me, La Tolteca still has the best Mexican food in SoMD. My wife insisted on coming back for her favorite tacos. Everything was tasty good with quick friendly service. It may not be Tex-Mex, but it satisfies a need. Salsas, hit and mild, are both good, as are margaritas. Queso blanco over retried... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ate a delicious lunch yesterday. Always friendly staff, great food, and good value! Look forward to dining there again.

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Thank Janice P
Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Never a bad experience. Go for the fajitas. If someone if your party isn't a fan of Mexican, have them get the quesadillas. Owner and staff are friendly. Cheese dip is a must

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Thank LetsGoCaps83
LaPlata, MD
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Owned by a local Mexican family that has locations all over the U.S. where the relatives live. Food is great, priced right, nice atmosphere, good drinks. A real pleasure to visit.

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Thank tomrealest
Bel Alton, Maryland
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a repeat review, as I had not been here for a while until yesterday. While living about 21 years in Charles County, I must have tried at least a dozen Mexican style restaurants in Southern MD. This one remains my favorite. i have eaten at this restaurant since it opened, and at the Waldorf location before that. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6625 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646-4287
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  La Plata
  • Phone Number: 301-934-2802

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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