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La Tolteca

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200 Mundy St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-5001
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Order tableside guacamole

Overall, this place has great food. Large portions and is a fun atmosphere. I always order tableside guacamole with the homemade chips. They will refill the chips anytime you like and sometimes they even arrive at the table warm. I'm pretty new to this type of cuisine so I'm conservative in my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
ajm1224
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Overall, this place has great food. Large portions and is a fun atmosphere. I always order tableside guacamole with the homemade chips. They will refill the chips anytime you like and sometimes they even arrive at the table warm. I'm pretty new to this type of cuisine so I'm conservative in my ordering but they have a large menu with... More 

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were here for dinner and had a great time. Our server could have been a little more attentive, but the food and the mariachi band made up for that. The food is awesome, and the band went all around the restaurant. it was great !!! They made our night, and we will definitely be going back.... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wide menu, good variety, alot of different items.. seemed to be the most authentic Mexican around. thanks

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Easton, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

La Tolteca has by far the best Mexican food anywhere around! Everything is prepared fresh and the service is quick. I grew up eating Mexican food and this is the closest to my abuela's cooking that I've ever had. I live about 100 miles away now and every time I return to the area, this is one of my first... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food! Quick service! Great prices! Outdoor seating! Nice indoor atmosphere! Unlimited chips & dip! Loved it here & would go again!

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have eaten at this establishment a lot and have always enjoyed quality, quantity, price and service. I am afraid they have lost their roots!! Basic Mexican fare ....they have succumbed to marketing and "gourmet"??? Prices are way too high a bowl a chicken soup almost 7 bucks!!!???? Really??A simple tamale and taco...rice and beans 13$ need I say again... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not sure if they changed chefs, recipes or just laziness of staff but the quality has surely gone down hill lately. The chips were not done all the way. They were softer than they should have been, they were not tasty at all. When we told the server he simply brought us another basket of undercooked chips. The queso fundido....cheese... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Was here once before and couldn't remember why I would instinctively avoid this place. This recent visit reminded me. Food was rather flavorless and bore little resemblance to the cuisine I remember from my travels in northern Mexico and the American southwest. There are other, more palatable choices in the area.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fresh guacamole. I like the burrito fajita. Or fajitas. We like lunch here. Dinner prices have jumped since renovations. Chips/salsa/white sauce refills are done quickly. Combinations available. We actually enjoy La Tolteca Express more.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

GREAT PLACE! Delicious food and not expensive! I always have a hard time ordering because everything looks so good. We usually order bean and cheese dip with the starter chips but be careful because it is very filling! This is the only place I know in the area to serve 34 oz beers as well and it comes in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Mundy St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: (570) 825-5001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?