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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 5
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  • 7
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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
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NC
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Gastonia, North Carolina
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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north carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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York County
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15 restaurant reviews
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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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Lowell, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Arrived for a Saturday evening meal with a party of seven. I expected a long wait because the line of customers went out to the door. I was told about 5 to 10 minutes, but it really was closer to 20 minutes. Not a bad wait time. Be prepared - you stand in line and move forward. If your party... More 

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North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I wanted to support the new location in front of the mall so I stopped in for a late lunch. Terrible food and the service was even worst. All the employees standing around talking to each other and not waiting on the customers. First and last visit.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I am always going to notice if a place is really clean or if somebody just gave it a swipe to please the health inspectors. This place is squeaky clean, even the pottery on the wall never shows signs of dust. And the food is really good, and very much what you will find in Mexico. Every time I go... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located for years at another location, this restaurant just moved into a beautiful remodeled building. As I walked in, I was impressed with the look of the building and the great iron work on the front doors. The great iron work continued in the bathrooms as well. Probably the best looking bathrooms I've seen in any Mexican restaurant. It looks... More 

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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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