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Tampico Grill

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42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Good TexMex

Large portions and good food, reasonably priced. Help isn't the most well informed about the acceptance of Groupons but that's a minor point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Laurel, Maryland
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurent is ith som coworkers and thought it would be a pleasant dining experience but it turned the be not so good. Service almost non existent, had to refill our own drinks. Portions were ok but not for the price. Flavor was ok only. I could of made this at home. Taco salad is mostly lettuce, burrito... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Tampico has good food. But NEVER order a large order for carry out. I've placed about 14 large orders (12+ people) over the past 2 years. The order is never ready on time. They always forget key pieces---10 of the 12+ orders have been a mess--including tonight. I wrote down my order and dropped it off, reviewed it with the... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

it is supposed to be mexican but i think i could make better food at home. everything tasted like it was out of a can and not fresh. definitely would go elsewhere for better mexican.

Thank M P
Laurel, Maryland
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Large portions and good food, reasonably priced. Help isn't the most well informed about the acceptance of Groupons but that's a minor point.

Thank Exahiyan
Beltsville, Maryland
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112 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This place reminds me of the little mom and pop places I used to frequent when I lived in El Paso, Texas. The food is hot (don't touch the plates!) and fresh. It is good basic Mexican food. The food is also spicier than you might expect, but that again is like the border restaurants serve it. On the down... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Tampico Grill is a family run Tex-Mex restaurant that makes me think the menu is built on the recipes that came with them to the US. Items that have the same name (burrito, etc.) don't arrive like escapees from Taco Bell. My steak burrito, for example, has chunks of nicely prepared steak and red beans rolled up in their tortilla... More 

Thank Bluebonnet2009
Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Tampico's is just consistently good! The friendly wait staff is efficient. The corn chips are always hot. The steak chunks in the quesidillas are browned but tender. Even if I start out going to some non-Mexican place, I often find myself walking into Tampico's, 1-3x per month.

Thank Kenneth S
Laurel, Maryland, United States
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our kitchen is being repaired so we ordered from one of our favorite local dining spots. We called in our order and it was warm, ready and waiting for us when I got there. The meals have such great flavor and people working there are great.

Thank TiaPatrol
Solana Beach, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As a Southern Californian, I am spoiled by great Mexican food, so didn't have high expectations for Tampico's. But it's a place family in the area frequents often and they love it. Seven of us enjoyed surprisingly tasty meals! The décor is a bit old & shabby, but the staff were very friendly. The service was a bit slow (probably... More 

Thank JeepMom05
Baltimore, Maryland
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290 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Have driven past Tampico hundreds of times over the years, but this was our first visit. The building needs renovation as well as a nice new coat of paint. When we arrived the place was pretty empty but was near capacity by the time we left, so it appears they do a pretty good business. Upon entering we were told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Laurel
  • Phone Number: 301-490-5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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