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591 Main Street, East Aurora, NY
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Ranked #24 of 42 Restaurants in East Aurora
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: A pleasant surprise; but first, upon entering Arriba Tortilla in East Aurora we were skeptical. Decorations reminded us of the Mexico we had visited many times in the past, but upon closer inspection we noticed the “cafeteria” quality seating. Servers, although very nice, were very slow considering the few patrons in the restaurant at the time. We decided to make the best of it and ordered the “house margaritas” to go with the complimentary fresh made chips and salsa. Chips are excellent and salsa, like spaghetti sauce, can differ with the chef or family preparing it. The quality of the margaritas tipped the scale so we did proceed to the menu. We would, however, suggest serving margaritas in margarita glasses, not Manhattan glasses. We ordered the Grilled Steak Fajitas and the Shrimp Skewers. Both were unbelievably good. Very large portions so we will enjoy the other half for lunch tomorrow. The steak fajitas were $17.42 and served with tortillas. It arrived on a sizzling hot iron server with peppers, onions and a side of guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. It was also served with a dish of rice, refried beans and corn pudding. Steak was very tender and had great flavor. The Shrimp Skewers were 11.24 and came with 3 wooden skewers of 5 shrimp each. They were wonderfully seasoned and cooked to perfection. The plate included very flavorful moist rice with pineapple salsa and jalapeno jelly. Margaritas were $4.50 each. Despite the slow start we will definitely race to this place again. We would suggest visiting Vidler's 5 & 10 in town and 10 miles away Made in America Store
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English first
west falls,new york
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Looked forward to the new Arriba's once they moved. The Place is very nice, but the food we thought was better at the old Location. Did not have as much flavoring as before , Was very bland, not very flavorful . Had to ask for chips and salsa unlike the old location they brought you the chips and salsa as... More 

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Buffalo NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So why a Mexican restaurant in East Aurora? Most unexpected. Deadly black Margarita. Unexpected and demanding you have a second just to check it out. A real unexpected mix of goodies in the kitchen make for some splendid seafood/Mexican fusion. Fifth time back as good as 1-4 even though they have moved location. Your pocketbook will like the price, your... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We used to frequent the last location of Arriba Tortilla. We always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Not this time! There were three of us in our party and went for dinner. When we first sat down, we got our nachos and salsa. We asked for "hot" sauce right away. It didn't come to our table until after the basket... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

New location on Riley. Came for the tamales - they were out. I had a chili rellenos with pulled pork. The pork was sweet - not savory,the pepper undercooked, zero spice. Nothing tasted good. Presentation was terrible, the food was cold, cheese barely melted and the service was worse. Had to chase down the server to pay my bill after... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We tried the new location to see what improvements there might be. The place looks great and has a really nice patio. Everything else is the same. Service was pretty decent this time but it has always fluctuated. The food is okay. I wouldn't call it authentic in any way. The salsa and chips are tasty. The quesadillas are pretty... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food is sometimes uneven as is the service. New quarters may improve things. Prices are fine. In general the flavors are fine, but order carefully

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Love their chicken quesadillas. My husband had beef & Mahi taco. He loved the Mahi taco. Their sangria isn't too great. Next time I'll have a margharita. I've had those in past & they were good. The service was pleasant but not enough wait staff for how busy the place was. I like the outside dining option. Will definitely return.... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Everything on the menu is very good to excellent- the margaritas are handmade and spectacular (pricey tho). I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal!

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Buffalo, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I stopped in on a very busy weeknight for a quick dinner. We gave our name to the hostess and sat at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender was very friendly and attentive and the drinks were reasonable. We didn't wait very long, and after sitting down, we were brought fresh tortilla chips and... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Only in East Aurora where you'll find such a huge range of fine restaurants including this fine Mexican place. Once you try it, you'll never try another Mexican restaurant again!

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Additional Information about Arriba Tortilla

Address: 591 Main Street, East Aurora, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Aurora
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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