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574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
570-459-0300
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

this is real Mexican food and absolutely delicious! Everything freshly made to order. Delicious fish tacos and outstanding desserts. Take out menu too.

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Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You might feel a little uncomfortable walking in at first but the owners will make you feel right at home. The food is fantastic! Best tamale I ever had! Service is fast & friendly. The neighborhood is a little seedy but if you go during the day, you'll be just fine. Def worth the visit. I promise you, you'll go... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Other than its questionable location, this place has the tastiest, most authentic Mexican food. We have tried many items from their menu and we're never disappointed. The nachos, burritos, tortas, chili rellenos, tostadas are all fantastic! The portions are great as well as the value. The owners also are great hardworking honest people.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Wanted something closer to home for authentic Mexican food,since I can't always get to W-B. THIS is the place! A bunch of friends highly recommended it,and even though it is in a neighborhood known for some trouble,I thought it would be worth a try. I am SO glad I went,the owner is a GREAT GUY and the waitress is very... More 

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New York, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stopped here for dinner during a long drive from western PA to NYC. Delicious, authentic, homemade Puebla style Mexican food. Everything tastes fresh, not nuked. Best Mole Poblano I've ever tasted. Very good tacos and enchiladas. Mexican Coke (with cane sugar, not corn syrup). Warm hospitality in what is clearly a mom-and-pop operation. Two downsides: one is that it's... More 

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takeitallin14
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128 reviews 128 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Great little find! Food was really traditional to Puebla, Mexico. Excellent chicken mole and chilaquiles. The chips were awesome as well. Plus, they have the Mexican coca cola. Go try it if you like good, cheap Mexican food and a huge portion of it. The server was really friendly as well.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I am new to Hazleton, and I had been craving some real authentic Mexican Food, like the one my mother makes. I found this restaurant online and saw all the good reviews so my family and I decided to give it a try. I can't begin to understand the positive reviews on this restaurant. I come from CA, and I... More 

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Hazletownship, Pa.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

They serve the most authentic food I've tasted anywhere! The prices are very reasonable as well! The restaurant is very clean and the service is wonderful.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Anyone who rated this place low is a Taco Bell junkie. This is the real deal. Love it ! Big Burrito is insane !

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Excellent food, cheap prices, not fancy at all. This a mom and pop business. The location is in the 'rough' part of town but it is worth the visit.

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Address: 574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
Phone Number: 570-459-0300
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Luzerne County  >  Hazleton
Cuisine: Mexican

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