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La Altena

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314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 266-7595
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Lunch Option and Fast

Went out with the guys from work for lunch the other day and ended up here at La Altena. I typically get the pick four combo selection, but today I opted for the chile plabanos. They were very good, and a good sized portion. Service was efficient and the ticket time was fast for us folks our on our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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313 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went out with the guys from work for lunch the other day and ended up here at La Altena. I typically get the pick four combo selection, but today I opted for the chile plabanos. They were very good, and a good sized portion. Service was efficient and the ticket time was fast for us folks our on our lunch... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Writing this in June 2015. La Altena is a shadow of what it once was. My husband and I have been eating there for years, but lately we were so disappointed with the food that we've taken our business elsewhere. The guacamole used to be hand-made, plentiful and delicious - not any more. There was always a wait to be... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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101 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Here on biz. Made sure they served margaritas before we went. The server was nice; don't let his slow manner fool you. He's on the J-O-B. Margaritas were fantastic. Chimichanga was fantastic. Salsa. Fantastic. Mexico City style tacos? Yeah. Fantastic. My big complaint...no to-go SLURPEE cups for margaritas. Seriously...like most great restaurants...a hole in the wall. Great experience. Was about... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to the one off Mountain Creek Rd. Good food. Alot of selections on menu. Would like to try the buffet on Friday night.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant had very good food. We had a steak chimichanga and tacos. The chips and salsa were good we had to ask for the spicy salsa. The house margaritas were nothing special. Upgrade with a better tequila if ordering a margarita. The restaurant itself was really rundown and cluttered but there was outside seating. The service was quick and... More 

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HSV, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Not attractive place at all..looks kinda run down but craving mexican and got high reviews.been once before and the other place taqueria jalisco that was recommended was not open yet. So we went aHead and tried it again. The chips and salsa were addictively delicious but don't bring you enough chips and only half a bottle of salsa then a... More 

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Olvera, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We love the fajita quesadilla, and the Mexico City tacos with steak and extra lime. The pitchers of margaritas are certainly industrial grade, but go down easy with the tasty vittles. Staff is easy-going and willing to please. Because of the welcoming atmosphere and the good prices, La Altena can get crowded.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best Latino food I've had in years! I went there for my birthday with a big crowd and they were great. Unfortunately, it was chaotic for them to deal with multiple checks, so I didn't get my free birthday meal. :-(

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

First the good - they have FINALLY fixed their bathrooms.....that being said, my meal this week was the worst I've had at La Altena....I've heard the quality has not been what people are accustomed to at this location. I had the steak fajita chimichanga. What they do is include bell peppers and onions inside the chimi. My first bite rendered... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The downtown location looks nothing like the food. The food, especially the guacamole is wonderful! The service is also good.

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Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Phone Number: (423) 266-7595
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: (423) 266-7595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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