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300 turnpike road, route 1, Rowley, MA
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

Great food and service! We recently ate at the Mexican restaurant in Ipswich, which was not very good. What a pleasant surprise to try this place in nearby Rowley. In all honesty I have to say the drinks were better, the food was better and the service was much better! If it's Mexican you desire go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
moondoggieRowley
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Rowley, Massachusetts
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and service! We recently ate at the Mexican restaurant in Ipswich, which was not very good. What a pleasant surprise to try this place in nearby Rowley. In all honesty I have to say the drinks were better, the food was better and the service was much better! If it's Mexican you desire go directly to El Tapatio... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you like Americanized Mexican food, you will be ok with this restaurant. It is very loud inside - and not from music - it was just very noisy though only half full. The portions were very large and the food was fine for the price point. But if you are looking for high end ingredients or authentic (real) Mexican,... More 

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We love this spot, we go about 5 times a year it is consistently good. The salsa is fresh so it is a bit runny but the flavor is fantastic. The staff is nice, most are native Spanish speakers so they can be shy, but if you get the owners(husband and wife) they will go out of their way and... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We absolutely love eating here... the food is excellent, the service is terrific, the prices are good. Our only complaint is that the made-on-premises tortilla chips and made-on-premises salsa are SO good that we always eat too much, and have to take the rest of our dinner home. We actually took a chance and took my Texas brother in law... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

After a hard morning of cleaning the cellar we decided to try this restaurant for lunch. Most of the reviews sounded positive? but a few go right along with what we thought. We sat down and the waiter appeared....very rudely asked if we knew what we wanted? Asked if we could look at the menu first he huffed and went... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited a little after noon for lunch. There were only a couple people at bar and no one in the restaurant area. We ordered one of the salad specials and enjoyed the chips and salsa while we waited. It was average tasting but the portion was big enough for two meals so the price was spot on. When we... More 

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Newbury, MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Exceptional from start to finish! Wait staff enthusiastic and attentive. Never seen 25 different selections of tequila! They are passionate about their food and drink! Best Mexican food I've had East of Texas. Best beans ever and the mole sauce really good. Was totally full by end of dinner but as it was so exceptional I had to try a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here after the Marini Farm corn maze. Portions were huge and the food tasted authentic. The servers were very nice and attentive. Facility seemed clean and well taken care of. I would go back if I am in the area again.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A very busy place on a Saturday night. We had 7 folks in our party and were seated in about 5 minutes. Wait staff was cheerful and courteous. Service was slow. Took us 2 hours. Food was good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great food! Great service, not just your waiter but all the waiters help out others! Nice Teamwork. Atmosphere is wonderful. Very clean. Resonable prices. It was our first time going here, there are no good mexican restaurants near Newburyport area that are good. But, this will be our new spot!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 turnpike road, route 1, Rowley, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

new restaurant serving very good mexican cuisine at reasonable prices
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?