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Mabel's Kitchen

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801 E Main St, Laurel, MT 59044-2810
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Great Mexican food

Decided to try Mabel's based on positive reviews. Very good choice and close to highway. Does not look like much from the outside but worth going to this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Gary T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Decided to try Mabel's based on positive reviews. Very good choice and close to highway. Does not look like much from the outside but worth going to this place.

Thank Gary T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is the first time we have gone to this place. We went here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The owner waited on us. the service was great and so was the food - will definitely be returning in the near future.

Thank Elna T
Havre, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My lunch companion and I had read about Cafe Mabel's (pronounced Ma-Bell) in Laurel, Montana, in the Montana Quarterly, so I had high expectations about the food. I was not disappointed. In fact, the food exceeded my expectations. I had pork in a chipotle cream sauce. I was tempted to lick the plate after I had eaten every bite of... More 

2 Thank niteed
Billings, Montana
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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 

Thank LeeRindal
Loveland, Ohio
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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 

Thank PG58
Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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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.

Thank Nicole B
Portland, Oregon
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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 

Thank William W
Billings, Montana
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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 

1 Thank Robert D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 

2 Thank Ernie K
Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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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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  • Address: 801 E Main St, Laurel, MT 59044-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Laurel
  • Phone Number: 406-628-2283

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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