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1408 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804
417 869 4459
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My wife had attended college down the road from the restaurant (many years ago). We were driving through Springfield last week. Since it had been a while since she had been in Springfield, she suggested we go to Mexican Villa. She had been there many times but this was my first visit. I really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife had attended college down the road from the restaurant (many years ago). We were driving through Springfield last week. Since it had been a while since she had been in Springfield, she suggested we go to Mexican Villa. She had been there many times but this was my first visit. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, which I would... More 

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MO
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have ate here several time and have found it to be very good. The food is good and made quickly. The staff always makes sure you are happy with their service and food. The prices are reasonable and the place is clean.

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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Filthy floor with lots of crumbled chips, wet table, ceiling leaking onto table, chicken nachos dry and flavorless, beef tacos nasty and no choice was given of soft or hard, queso dip gritty. The only semi-decent thing was the waitress. Unprofessional but adequate. A dreadful end to our vacation. Never again!

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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First of all: You must like American style tex-mex Mexican food in order to love this place. If ground beef and cheese in a tortilla is not your thing, go elsewhere. This is not even remotely authentic Mexican food. That said, I love this place. Its a springfield institution. The burrito and Sancho enchilada style is so good. Covered in... More 

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Istanbul
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The three things I liked were the following: the wattess; the rootbeer and the decor. The waitress was great. I was surprised that they served root beer, as many places in Virginia don't. The decor was as a quaint cafe. The food was not as i like, and tasted like canned Mecican. Sorry to rate it so poorly.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The place is small and old.. The enchiladas were great... The tacos were below average... The seats in the booths are broken down.. Seems like a place that caters to locals that already know what's good before the sit down... The salsa is very, very hot... Service was good.. Parking is also good...

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Springfield, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sure, it's not really "Mexican" food, or even strictly Tex-Mex. But this Springfield landmark restaurant serves its own blend of great, consistent Mexican food. Even better, you can purchase their own grated cheese and sauces to make your own queso dip at home.

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Lebanon, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been eating at the original Mexican Villa for years, most of the time we are pleased, today was terrible! My food came out cold and a bug ( I think it was a cockroach) crawled out from the woodwork by the booth we were seated in and onto our table. We reported this to the waiter, he simply... More 

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New York
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

There are two types of people in Springfield - those who love Mexican Villa, and those who hate it. I'm the latter. The service when I've gone has always been horrible. I get better service at Taco Bell by MSU after a late Saturday night... and that's saying something, because they usually have to have cops in there. And the... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This has been a favorite of mine for over 30 yrs. The Burrito Enchilada style is my choice. The cheese sauce is good stuff. The hot sauce is very good, also.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1408 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 417 869 4459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?