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La Galera

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Mexican, Pub
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8215 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 283-0005
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Can't go wrong with Mexican

Who doesn't love Mexican food? Almost un-American not to I think. Same basic formula get seated have chips and salsa brought out, ask for drinks and cheese dip. Order food it arrives almost instantly. Tasty, filling, reasonable pay then head back to hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Jim C
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While on my trip to Niagara Falls i had came to eat here and it had good food except that it was very far from my hotel and the waiter had already included the tip in our bill so we had to tip him 11 dollars which was not pleasant. And the food was delicious and was not one of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Who doesn't love Mexican food? Almost un-American not to I think. Same basic formula get seated have chips and salsa brought out, ask for drinks and cheese dip. Order food it arrives almost instantly. Tasty, filling, reasonable pay then head back to hotel.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stumbled into this place by accident several years ago, it was the most happiest of accidents. The food and service was great and I've never been disappointed in the many times I've visited since. Affordably priced, great selection, large portion sizes and delicious items. The combo plates are great for indecisive people like me who have a hard time... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I enjoy occasional meals at La Galera in Niagara Falls. There is a wide selection on the menu. They start you off with a free bowl of tortilla chips and homemade salsa. I generally order the chicken chimichanga or the steak fajitas. If we didn't eat too many chips we sometimes order a fried ice cream for dessert. Service can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our food was edible, but not very flavorful. Large portions, but not what you'd eagerly eat again at midnight. To worsen the experience, we had some problems in receiving the complete order, and one order was wrong. Our bearded unnamed server appeared to be a supervisor, based on how he interacted with the remaining waitstaff. This proved a problem as... More 

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Georgetown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The best Mexican food yet. The wait staff was very informative and helpful. The food was served sizzling hot. The prices were excellent and the portions were large.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place is too orangy inside. Kinda freaked me out personally. Maybe its something you may like but I felt really uncomfortable. Waitstaff was friendly and food came out quick. My beans seemed like they were nuked too long, had crusting darker color around the outside. Kinda lost my appetite. What I did manage to eat was fairly good. Probably... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Wether its eating as large group or just the wife and myself we've never been disappointed with the food we've had to eat. Some staff members are better than others but thats normal at any restaurant. Can get a little busy Friday or Saturday nights so be prepared for some waiting. But a restaurant not busy isn't worth eating at.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After a very hot day at the air show, we wanted to eat inside a nice cool restaurant. We have been to Galera twice and been happy, this time was a huge exception. Upon arrival we were seated, ordered a couple of beers, and immediately began to notice it was humid and hot in the restaurant. We were then informed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate here on our first evening in Niagara Falls. After eating at Mexican Restaurants from PA to ME it was great to finally get some good food. We travel extensively and this was one of the better meals we have found. The salsa was fresh and flavorful with just the right amount of heat. The sauce on the enchiladas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8215 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: (716) 283-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?