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Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

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1403 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4059
704-854-3467
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Mexican Food

No issues with our meal - just found the food to be bland. We arrived for an early dinner right as the buffet was ending, so not sure if they put too much attention in preparing quantity over quality, but we have other Mexican restaurants we prefer, so probably won't be back here.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Eswau
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NC
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Gastonia
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant is a lovely inside and outside but the food is the all-star. We enjoyed the Sunday lunch buffet with family and also the dinner menu several times. We were never disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Thank fundestination
Gastonia, North Carolina
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have eaten here many times at the old location, and went in to try the new location they moved to. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, mixed with modern. My friends and I sat in a booth and were helped right away. The food took a little time to arrive, but not overly long, and was absolutely delicious. The... More 

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Thank Sugarspicy
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to this little place, we were so happy we did! We happened upon their lunch buffet. The selections were fresh and hot. It's not the cutest spot, but the food and drinks are worth stopping for.... (Especially the peach margaritas!) We will definitely will visit again.

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Thank Tonga N
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food. Poor service. The location on hwy 321 however is the best in town !!! Super fast service and the absolute best quality of food. Outside and inside needs updating but food definitely makes up for it.

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Thank michael h
NC
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

No issues with our meal - just found the food to be bland. We arrived for an early dinner right as the buffet was ending, so not sure if they put too much attention in preparing quantity over quality, but we have other Mexican restaurants we prefer, so probably won't be back here.

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Thank Eswau
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Finally tried this place after hearing some good reviews from friends. Won't return! Don't let the nice exterior fool you. The food was completely bland. Our table had everything from tacos, chimichangas, burritos and enchiladas. The only thing that had any flavor was the salsa served with the chips. Dissapointed.

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1 Thank Suzy L
Gastonia, North Carolina
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Delicious Mexican food here. We liked them before they moved next to the mall, and nothing has changed. The food is still great and the price is right on target for an establishment such as this. There are times when service can be slow, but for the most part, it's nothing that will ruin the taste in your mouth. We've... More 

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Thank CMentman
north carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have eaten at Los Arcos when it was on Franklin St for years, but finally got to go to the new location on New Hope. We went for lunch on a Thursday and got the Buffet. The selection on the buffet was amazing. All of the food was hot and good. We will be going back often.

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Thank Tennis97
Charlotte, North Carolina
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Okay. I wouldn't necessarily go back but it wasn't horrible. It's a chain, right? I'm not a chain restaurant afficianado, but it was okay for what it is. The food was bland, for my tastes. But the place is okay - and we were a little pressed for time. If you have time, look for something better.

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1 Thank Alex D
York County
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant has moved from a hole in the wall with pretty good food, to a nice newish building on New Hope Road. The prices are much higher and the food is terrible. Won't be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1403 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-4059
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-854-3467

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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