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El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant

2330 S Range Line Rd, Ste C, Joplin, MO 64804-3267
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Ranked #15 of 193 Restaurants in Joplin
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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89% Recommend
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Lubbock, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The food was great and portions were very large. Lots to pick from on the menu. The décor was funky and fun. Drinks were great. The staff was wonderful, met us at the door and were very professional, and made sure everything was to our liking. Prompt with any request we made. We are from Texas and very use to... More

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St. Charles
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139 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We started with the guacamole and it seemed to have mostly all avacado and a minimal amount if any fillers. We had the Fabians special and a tamale, taco and stuffed pablano chili. All were well cooked. They were flavorful but not spicy. You can add salsa or hot sauce if you like it spicier. Service was very efficient and... More

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Fort Cobb, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The service was excellent. Our drinks were always full. Food was really good. Guacamole needs a little lime juice bit was still good. Salsa and chips good. 11 in our party and everyone cleared their plates. Atmosphere is wonderful too. Recommend it.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great selection and flavor. We had 11 people for lunch and they were very efficient. They even gave my daughter a birthday dessert with sombrero and a birthday song.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Ate here a two different times and no change with service , staff will walk by and will not assist if u need drink refills. Later the server comes and we say we need drinks then the waiter says I will be back in a minute which was 15min later. Chips cold, food not tasteful very bland. Will never return.

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Carl Junction, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Joplin ... good service ..good food ... GREAT MARAGARITAS lol ... prices are fantastic. You go there enough they get to know you. Some Mexican restaurants don't have flavor to there food but El Vallarta is very tasty. Im there every week.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ya know how Jimmy John's commercials say "freaky fast delivery?" They have nothing on El Vallarta! My family and I always joke that they deliver the food before you order it. Does that smack of premade food? Of course. But the food is good and the service is great, so why complain? The chips and salsa are just okay (I... More

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Joplin, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great food, great price, and big portioning. Girlfriend always wants to go here. If your in town El Vallarta is a must try restaurant

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I have eaten here many times...Best vegetarian menu, best margaritas, shortest wait, wonderful staff!!!!

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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A friend and I make a monthly girl trip from Oklahoma to Joplin to a hair salon. We always try to eat at 'other than national chains'. At the salon everyone had a different opinion about the best Mexican food so we decided on El Vallarta (ranked #12 out of 192 in Joplin on Trip Advisor). Really good food, friendly... More

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