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Mabel's Kitchen

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801 E Main St, Laurel, MT 59044-2810
406-628-2283
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Mexican food

If you enter the restaurant you first impression will be that there is hardly any decoration and we really wondered if we were in the right place but once you order the food you will be amazed. Great taste and very friendly staff. Best Mexican food we had during our trip in the USA.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Nicole B
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Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Billings, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had heard about a quaint little Mexican restaurant out in Laurel, Montana for a few years. I was on a "date night" drive with my wife a few weekends ago and drove by this old, tiny restaurant named Mabel's (pronounced like Ma Bells) and said to my wife- hey, there is that little Mexican restaurant we heard about. We... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As Nicole B said, the decor is not the reason you go here. The food is delicious, plentiful, and reasonably priced. The service is warm and friendly…you're treated like family. You're off the freeway, mixing with local families, eating something besides chain restaurants and french fries. We could hear the owner singing in the kitchen! I had the fraiche: 2... More 

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Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you enter the restaurant you first impression will be that there is hardly any decoration and we really wondered if we were in the right place but once you order the food you will be amazed. Great taste and very friendly staff. Best Mexican food we had during our trip in the USA.

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Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews 148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had read the other TripAdvisor reviews, so went "forearmed". My wife had the shrimp, which had a nice flavor, a little spice, was well prepared and tasty (I had a few tastes). I had beef tacos and beef enchiladas. When I asked that they be "spicy", I was told to just apply more salsa. The "salsa" tasted like jarred,... More 

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Billings, Montana
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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Mabel's has long been our favorite Mexican meal in the Billings area. Auithentic, flavorful, large portions and reasonable cost. The restaurant is small and often fills in the evening. Mabel and her husband run the place and always seem to remember us. Service varies depending on how busy and how much help is available, but is always friendly and the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Mexican being my favorite cuisine, I found this to be a real mixed-bag - based on three visits now. The meals themselves are well-prepared and generally very fresh and good, although as a person who likes very hot and spicy food I continually found that they are reticent to ramp up my meal no matter what I say. Unfortunately, the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A modest unassuming building accross from the railroad tracks in Laurel Montana is not where you would expect to find a good Mexican restaurant-- not Tex-Mex, but Mexico away from the border states. Prices are good, food is good and this has a very informal down town feel. A favorite of local railroad and refinery workers. Unassuming decor but good... More 

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Billings, Montana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Simple surroundings, full portions, the refried beans taste great, and friendly family-run operation

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not only was the chili great but also when I asked Mabel's added so much pepper we're still talking about it. Great!

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202 reviews 202 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The carne asada is outstanding. The pork chops with gravy are also fabulous. These two dishes are some of the best food you will eat. They are also fairly large portions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 E Main St, Laurel, MT 59044-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Laurel
  • Phone Number: 406-628-2283

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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