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212 S Houston Ave, Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 327-3918
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Livingston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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 

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Livingston, Texas
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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.

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Dayton, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Coldspring, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have been driving past this unassuming little place for a couple of years. We finally stopped. I'm glad we did. It is a small restaurant. The food is excellent. Well prepared, delicious, fresh. The staff is friendly and attentive. The chips are made in house and it shows. The chicken enchiladas were terrific. The pico de gallo was amazing.... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Small family owned real deal little Mexican restaurant. Not fancy but very clean with friendly staff and great food. Have taken many friends here who have lived in Livingston all their lives and never stopped and they are shocked! Why haven't we eaten here before? Is the usual comment. Great prices, authentic dishes family friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The building takes "hole-in-the-wall" to new heights but once you enter and eat the homemade Authentic Mexican cuisine, you won't regret it! There were 6 of us who all ordered something different and we all enjoyed our meals thoroughly! The owners were also super friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

La Colonia has the best authentic Mexican food in town! The enchiladas are the best! The owners are very nice and there is one waiter that always helps me when I go. I think his name is Randy not only is he nice and polite but very good looking also!! I love this place!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

La Colonia had a great variety of quality, affordable, authentic Mexican food. From entrees to salsas, there were so many choices and everything I've tried from La Colonia has been great. I plan to go back a few times to try more of the menu.

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

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