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La Unica Tortilleria

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1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
936-632-1680
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Looks like a hole in the wall but has awesome, authentic Mexican food...
Looks like a hole in the wall but has awesome, authentic Mexican food. Real Mexican - not Tex-Mex. Generous portions - open breakfast, lunch and dinner. We visit Lufkin once in a while and each time eat here more several times each visit.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top tamale!

I'm a bit of a tamale snob. LA Unica has some of the best tamales I have eaten. Don't let the location and decor scare you away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The only place in Lufkin I go to get fresh handmade tamales!! They have quite the menu, I've had the Caldo de Res (which is amazing), ranch steak, tamales, & of course breakfast tacos!! Everything I've had was fresh and delicious! My go to for Mexican food. I prefer the original location on Raguet street (it's a small little place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I'm a bit of a tamale snob. LA Unica has some of the best tamales I have eaten. Don't let the location and decor scare you away.

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There isn't much more that can be said for this besides: BREAKFAST BURRITOS. If you want an amazing breakfast burrito then you must stop by here. They have different types and never fail to impress! If you aren't wanting breakfast then this is also a great place to go for authentic mexican food. Forget taco bell or any other chain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I really enjoy going to La Unica, and La Unica Express on Timberland. I like to order the spicy eggs and ham burrito for breakfast. I always get these on days I'm running around in the early mornings. The Ranch Steak burrito is also really good. It has beans and cheese, and they're toasted nice and crisp. If you also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Hands down, the best breakfast burritos in town! I have eaten here many times, tried almost everything on the menu, never disappointed.

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Lufkin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Chiles Rellenos only on Fridays and not on the menu. The cheese Chiles Rellenos is the best I have ever had. Breakfast burritos are great. Mexican coke is the icing on the cake!

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have eaten at La Unica many, many times. If anyone claims La Unica is not authentic, they simply don't know what they are talking about. The family-owned restaurant is a Lufkin institution. Families place orders for homemade tamales weeks in advance of Christmas Eve, as they are tradition here. Beef fajita tacos, flautas, burritos, all prepared by hand. Hot... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place has been here for years. Always consistent and great tamales. The place is mom and pop and the other food is typical mexican, but the tamales are great.

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Wonderful tamales. I take 6 dozen to our family reunion in Austin each year and everyone eagerly awaits my arrival with the tamales. The barbqued pork is wonderful too... In fact I've enjoyed everything I've eaten there. Go early for lunch because the place gets crowded. I love the new 2nd location for quick to-go orders.

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Lufkin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This place is hailed as the best Mexican food in town by a few reviews but for the life of me I can't figure out why! Its not good at all. Anyone who has had Mexican food in San Antonio wouldn't go anywhere near this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: 936-632-1680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Looks like a hole in the wall but has awesome, authentic Mexican food. Real Mexican - not Tex-Mex. Generous portions - open breakfast, lunch and dinner. We visit Lufkin once in a while and each time eat here more several times each visit.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm

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