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27 South Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY
(845) 425-6622‎
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Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
South Jersey,
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Terrible lunch service. 1 server for at least 8 tables. Worst of all was when my business partner who really enjoyed the salsa asked for a to go container. Was told by server No, "they need this in back". Are they serious ? Do they recycle the Salsa ? Never again

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Hubby finally got me to go and all i can say is "i told myself so". Always trust your gut. There's just something about this place. 1. Lousy greeting. No hello/evening, we got a "u gonna go to the bar? " We were with 2 kids. Well hello to us. 2. The restaurant is the loudest i have ever been... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I used to go here regularly 30+ years ago when we were newlyweds. We happened to be in the area and decided to stop in for old time's sake. The restaurant is quaintly decorated, the service excellent and the food superb. The menu is extensive and in addition to the usual burrito, enchilada, taco, tostada, tamale and... More 

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New York, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the ambiance. Live music sometimes. Very up and happening. Not the place for a quiet dinner, tho. Food is always good-and very fast. Combination plates a sure-fire thing. And, the as-much-as-you want chips and fresh salsa (yummm) at start and the additional free small dessert (banana fritter and cream) make it a VERY good deal, price-wise.

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New City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great but service stafff could be friendlier. The value is amazing each person gets a free appetizer and free dessert.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kind of spooky from the outside and real cozy on the inside. This is what a Mexican restaurant is all about. Great food, great selections and lots of freebee.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went there on a weeknight, early so no music. But the food was excellent and lots of food for the price. Wife and i left full! Atmosphere is great for a local place and service was excellent.

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Cape Canaveral
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Ignore the exterior challenged neighborhood murals. What is inside will delight. The décor is busy with painted walls and ceilings offering snippets of the proprietors experiences friends and many others; Baubles are hanging every where. Lots of tables but space is not generous. Sound level is concert level loud so if you are on a first date, forget dialoguing. Right... More 

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new York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Kind of spooky from the outside and real cozy on the inside. This is what a Mexican restaurant is all about. Great food, great selections, large drinks, lots of freebees at a reasonable price.

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Nice to see what they have done with the place after so many years, however, food was bland and the flavor was salt, no seasoning. Meatball soup, what kind of meat is that?

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Address: 27 South Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY
Phone Number: (845) 425-6622‎
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Spring Valley
Cuisine: Mexican

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