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La Unica Tortilleria

1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
936-632-1680
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Ranked #30 of 105 Restaurants in Lufkin
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: 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.
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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.
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English first
Lufkin, Texas
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lufkin, Texas, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Ordered tamales March 27, 2012, got order took home for dinner. Cut up tamales once peeled and cooked when I found a used staple mixed in the meat. Please don't eat here for your safety.

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Provo, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

The tamales are awesome. They use the right ratio of beef to masa. The chips are not so great. The beef enchiladas are also really tasty. A local who took me said the line is out the door at times of people picking up tamales to go.

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Livingston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

The outside has my Favorite "Dive-y" flair! It's hard to find a parking spot around noon! It's across from the old Texas Foundry complex. Oh.. and the FOOD IS FREAKISHLY GOOD! Walk in and carry out or come in ready to wait for a table, it won't matter cause the food is super either way! It's Tasty, it's cheap and... More

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