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Arriba Tortilla

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591 Main Street, East Aurora, NY
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: A pleasant surprise; but first, upon entering Arriba Tortilla in East...
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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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
A bit above your standard Mexican joint taste-wise.

Went for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. The food was above average. Some interesting flavors and very fresh. The decor is simple, but they tried to make it on the cute side.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Sue K
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Orchard Park, New York
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East Aurora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Something for everyone! We had last eaten Mexican in San Diego Ca. and this was just as good! I recommend it to everyone. Loved the frozen Margaritas!

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Orchard Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. The food was above average. Some interesting flavors and very fresh. The decor is simple, but they tried to make it on the cute side.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The wife and I went on Mother's Day and we're disappointed with the flautas for the first time. Mine we're so dry that the shell exploded when my fork hit it, shooting it all over me...the chicken was dark orange....God only knows how old this was....I told the waitress and she replaced it quickly....that's another thing...you get your food so... More 

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Arcade, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We go here about once a month. Food is great, service is always excellent. It can get rather loud and crowded if they are busy. Food is really good, but a little pricey.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there with friends for dinner, I had never heard of the restaurant as I don't often go to East Aurora. I love Mexican food and had a great meal. I am looking forward to going back to try out other dishes!

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South Wales, NY USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

They did something to the rice recipe that accompanies their dishes. Their rice used to have a reddish hue and some seasoning, lately it's completely white, pasty and bland. Unfortunately it detracts from the rest of dish which is usually very good.

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West Seneca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited Arriba with 3 girlfriends in their new(er) location in the village of East Aurora. My husband and i had gone a couple of years ago and while we love Mexican cuisine, neither of us were thrilled with this place. The new location is tucked back a bit on Main Street near Riley but had ample parking. (Another improvement from... More 

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Depew, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to grab some food from Arriba on Saturday night instead of staying in. We got there around dinner rush time, but there were two seats available at the bar so we decided not to wait for a table. We were greeted immediately by a very friendly bartender and received our drinks quickly. It took a... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice setting, decent drinks, pleasant service, but a very strange rendition of what is represented to be Mexican food.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I went there for our Valentine's day dinner on President's Day...This is the first time we have been at the new location, and it is so much roomier and quite. They were pretty much packed when we arrived around 630pm. We opted for a table, as it was -7 outside and the booth that was available was... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 591 Main Street, East Aurora, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Aurora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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
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

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