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La Colonia

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212 S Houston Ave, Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 327-3918
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, cheap eats!

We stopped on a Sunday morning to get breakfast tacos. They were delicious, generous with the stuffings, homemade tortillas, and good salsa. The prices are very reasonable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We will go back again, maybe for lunch or dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Crosby TX
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Livingston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small typical Mexican Restaurant on a very busy highway. If you have ever spent any time in Mexico or Central America you will appreciate this place if you are expecting a fancy place you will be disappointed. The food or in my case Fajita Plate was disappointing as the Beef was tough and the other accompaniments were... More 

Thank Robert J
Crosby TX
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on a Sunday morning to get breakfast tacos. They were delicious, generous with the stuffings, homemade tortillas, and good salsa. The prices are very reasonable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We will go back again, maybe for lunch or dinner.

Thank crosbymaw
Jonesboro, La
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

La Colonia is the only place in Livingston Texas that I experienced (Authentic) food made from scratch. The food is prepared fresh daily and is delicious. The special ingredients in each dish served is pride and love. The service is great and the Chef is willing to cook any additional item that you request as she is more than capable... More 

Thank Renee S
Livingston, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stale chips, bland salsa started our meal. I had ground beef enchiladas the tortilla was thick, the beef was not seasoned. Maybe it was a bad night, based on previous reviews we thought this would be better experience.

Thank Texasoba T
League City, Texas
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Trip advisor reviews let me down on this one. Chips thick and cold, salsa thin and weird. My son and I had cheese enchiladas. The sauce, what little there was, had a vaguely sweet taste. Rice ok. Instead of beans we got shredded lettuce and a sliced tomato. My husband got the barbacoa which he said was ok. There appeared... More 

1 Thank Cheri R
Livingston, Texas
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The owner really tries to please. This is a very small place and is a typical Mom and Pop place with a very good variety of food. You could easily think that you were back in Mexico or anywhere in Central America. The food is hot and tasty and if you want something extra then they really do try to... More 

Thank Robert j
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

After reading reviews I couldn't wait to try this place but I must say I was disappointed. From the chips and salsa that were so so (The salsa was blah) to the taco salad that was pretty good but nothing amazing. I was hoping for more but can't say I found it. The service was also not that great. Once... More 

Thank Katy R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I just stopped in to get a bit of supper while I was in town. I was craving some good Mexican food and BOY was I surprised! This little place does not look like a fancy restaurant but the food was some of the best I have ever had! The beans and rice which I rarely ever eat were wonderful!... More 

Thank Lryalss
Livingston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The salsa is salsa... It is not tomato sauce. Real refried beans instead of the greasy mush other restaurants claim as refried beans. The chicken also real chicken with awesome flavor. The best Mexican food restaurant I've been to ever. If you want authentic Mexican food this is the place to go. A very friendly and family oriented staff.

Thank gladssde
Dayton, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is Tex-Mex at it's finest the way grandma use to do it. I found the prices very reasonable, the portions very generous, and the food was top shelf. The building is in poor shape but is clean and could use a real remodel but I didn't come for the environment I came for the groceries. The barbacoa was as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 S Houston Ave, Livingston, TX 77351
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: (936) 327-3918

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican


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