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Monterey's Tex MEX Cafe

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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3815 SE Adams Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 333-5524
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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 - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It is now called Little Mexico and Tex-Mex is only one part of the menu

We enjoyed a good meal of varied Mexican dishes. Having experienced a lot of Mexican cuisine in the U.S. and in Mexico, we would consider the offerings to be very good in most cases. Sometimes the food could be warmer/hotter when served, but staff is quick to correct any problems. Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
prevere
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Coronado, California
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Bartlesville
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The service is good, not exceptional. The prices are very reasonable for the quantity of food received. The menu selection is typical Tex-Mex, which is not a slam. The food is not impressive...meaning that the taste is quite ordinary and uninspired. I may be wrong, but I'm willing to bet that the food is heated in a microwave before serving.... More 

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Thank MickCarpenter
Coronado, California
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We enjoyed a good meal of varied Mexican dishes. Having experienced a lot of Mexican cuisine in the U.S. and in Mexico, we would consider the offerings to be very good in most cases. Sometimes the food could be warmer/hotter when served, but staff is quick to correct any problems. Service was generally prompt and attentive. The Sopapillos were less... More 

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Thank prevere
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. But here lately I have been getting the Mexican hamburger. Oh my gosh! I'm in love! Big juicy burger with melted cheese and jalapeños on this sweet home made bun. I can only eat half so I take the other half home with me. They come with French fries. You have to try their... More 

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Thank Diana P
Nowata, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Monterey's in Bartlesville many times and it is always good. The spinach enchiladas are really good as is the Cancun chicken. The kids really like it as well.

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Thank Ashton B
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food is almost always very good. Like everywhere else their prices are a little on the high side but it's okay for a couple of times a month. I suggest going during lunch for their specials.Smaller portions so be forewarned. Larger portions in evenings but also more $$. I don't drink so I can't comment on their liquors or... More 

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Thank okielady64
Owasso, Oklahoma
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157 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I ordered something not on the menu. I asked if I could get a wet bean burrito, had to explain way "wet" is. What I received was a tiny burrito with about a tablespoon of beans. It was covered in ok cheese sauce. I guess I shouldn't complain as the burrito was cheaper than my tea. The chips were pasty... More 

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Thank swf927
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food is good but I actually prefer Senor Salsa these days. This place used to be my favorite, but the last couple of visits was somewhat of a disappointment.

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Thank Annie M
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

When were in the mood for Tex-Mex this is a good bet. The food always comes out fast and fresh. The service is usually pretty good. Try the chimichanga.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Even thought I am not a real Tex Mex lover, the food in this place is exceptional. You can find something for everyone. It is prepared and to the table in very good time. The help is very good and always there to help. They serve the best chips and salsa in town.

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Thank jmpokie
Newalla
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A group of 7 family members went here for lunch. Food was nothing I'd rush back for but it wasn't bad either. The service was really lacking. Took a long time to take our order, bring drinks, etc... 3 of us got a drink refill but then she rushed off. The other 4 never did get a refill. Didn't see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3815 SE Adams Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Bartlesville
  • Phone Number: (918) 333-5524

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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