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La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant

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Center Ave, Hardin, MT
406-665-1175
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food -- off the beaten path

In Billings for biz... decided to check-out Hardin (about 90 minutes away) and had a wonderful meal at La Chalupa. As other reviewers have indicated, a small family-run operation... the teenage daughter who served us was a delight... and did a great job. The food is wonderful. As a Southern CA... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

In Billings for biz... decided to check-out Hardin (about 90 minutes away) and had a wonderful meal at La Chalupa. As other reviewers have indicated, a small family-run operation... the teenage daughter who served us was a delight... and did a great job. The food is wonderful. As a Southern CA native (now transplanted to PNW), I know great Mexican... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The owners are always friendly and work very hard (including the children) - somehow you always feel as though they know you and care. The food is good for a small town like this. Hubby and I usual share one of the combo plates of fajitas and it is plenty enough for the two of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

**On Center Ave, not Crawford** Good food, very nice people. family run and busy for a Monday night but everyone was working very hard. Highly recommend. Had Steak Fajitas and Combo plate with tamale, enchilada, and taco. No beer and wine license -so you can bring your own beer!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Food was very good & service was excellent. Beef Burrito, and the salsal was good too. Walking distance from the Lariat Motel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A family owned restaurant across from the movie theater on Main Street. A little tough to spot. Unfortunately they don't have a liquor permit. A cold beer would have been great after a long drive. The chili relleno/burrito combination was very tasty. My wife had the fajitas. It was massive. Seems to be popular with the local residents. A worthwhile... More 

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Hardin, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I ordered chili rellenos, a favorite of mine. Backing up, I am a local resident, 77 yrs old. To continue my tale there were no chilis but a one inch strip. I asked the server for an explanation and was told GET OUT NOW, which I promptly did. Too bad it used to be a fairly good place but $13.95... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Stopped in Hardin after a long day of driving, and the hotel clerk suggested La Chalupa. Service was great and the food was authentic, tasty, and not greasy. Really enjoyed it and the price was right.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Not much to choose in Hardin,but they were in deed large portions. Plate was so hot it burned my hand...... Did not like that at all!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Service was OK. Food needed some more flavor. Pretty bland. I had the taco salad which was very bland. With more cheese and flavorings it had potential. Hubby had another dish that needed some spicing up for flavor. We went there once on the recommendation of the campground but won't return.

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Decent, family-run Mexican food in Hardin. Good salsa. Very busy on a weeknight - so don't expect to eat and run.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Center Ave, Hardin, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Hardin
  • Phone Number: 406-665-1175

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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