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Tampico Grill

42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
301-490-5200
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Ranked #7 of 151 restaurants in Laurel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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English first
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127 reviews 127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I look for ugly diners that serve good food. The decor in Tampico reminded me of a dreary cantina in northern Mexico. I have eaten here once or twice a year for a long time. I killed a big fat cockroach on the way to my table but decided to stay anyway. The diner looked like it came from the... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great family dining spot. I'm always seated in the back area (thank goodness, I have two toddlers!) and service is always with a smile. Generous portions, fresh chips and delicious salsa are pluses as well! They also have a bar, which considering the fact that I have those toddlers I should probably spend some time there. I don't, but everyone... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of the only restaurants that my family can go and EVERYONE can find something they love! We love this restaurant as the food is delicious!

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Laurel, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Tampico Grill has a great menu of authentic mexican dishes. My favorite is the simple hard shell ground beef tacos, but there are so many delicious items to choose from. The service is also excellent and we've never had to wait for a table. There is also a decent sized bar area with several tvs.

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Laurel, Maryland
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I could kick myself for not stopping at Tampico's more often. I've been there twice with friends (who highly recommended it) and each time the food and service were excellent. They brought out a basket of warm taco chips and two dishes of salsa (Nice Touch for two couples!) while we decided on our order. This time, I got the... More

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Baltimore, MD
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We love coming here because the food is excellent. I'm from southern California and New Mexico and I know what authentic, really good Mexican cooking is, which is why we're really happy that we found Tampico Grill in Maryland. I love their chicken fajitas. We usually get a guacamole appetizer. It's a lot of really good food. Make sure you... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I enjoy having the one of the lunch specials with the endless refills of Coke, before going across the street to look at the new cars. This place really is one of those Jewels located just off of Main street in the cool little "market area" of town.

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Service has suffered. Service used to be terrific when the owners kids were running the service end. Now it seems that their friends are doing service and when you sit in the bar, if you aren't the bar tenders friends, forget getting service. The food still remains the terrific blend of tex-mex you can find. I think I've eaten just... More

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Odenton, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I got a Very Nice Burrito Lunch for only $5 plus my drink; the portion was good too. This place is very unassuming and the food was Hot and Fresh. You should Definitely stop here after doing some shopping on Main Street or looking at a New Car across the Street.

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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

At first glance, you may underestimate this great little restaurant. On the whole, its quite un-assuming until you get your food. Service is efficient and friendly and the food is pure Comfort Food Tex Mex Style. A great place for lunch, with a car dealership across the street to mill around at to pass some time. The Main Street shops... More

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