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Morales Mexican Food

Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
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1001 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-4705
936-634-6811
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Muy Bien

The owner is Juanita and she and her family own Morales on 59 North and the one on First Street in downtown. Alcohol is not served at the downtown location. This is an authentic Mexican food restaurant with no frills or fancy settings. The locals frequent it because it is good food, consistent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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Lufkin, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Morales has two locations, one in Lufkin and one on the way to Nacogdoches. I spent years hearing people talking about going here and how much they loved it and finally got the chance to visit for myself. We went for a very late lunch to the one on first street and found ourselves to be the only ones there.... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Of course we are regulars to the one out of town. The waiter is really nice and knows what we want when we walked thru the door. Food is good. The building is not new, but is clean. Really friendly place.

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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The owner is Juanita and she and her family own Morales on 59 North and the one on First Street in downtown. Alcohol is not served at the downtown location. This is an authentic Mexican food restaurant with no frills or fancy settings. The locals frequent it because it is good food, consistent service, the best salsa and it is... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have eaten here several times too many with a friend who loves to eat here and orders the same thing every time. The waiters know exactly what to bring her when she sits down. I have struggled to find anything that I thought was worth coming back for over and over. The food is bland with not a lot... More 

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Richardson, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'vue been eating at Morales' for years and years. It has remained consistently good all these years. The location in Redland is just as good and sometimes even better than the downtown Lufkin location. Being from Nacogdoches, that makes a for a shorter drive. While the service can be iffy at times, they are extremely friendly and the food makes... More 

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Diboll, Texas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Morales is a family owned and operated restaurant. I have been eating there for as long as I can remember. It is authentic Mexican food. It's located right on highway 59 between Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Some of the items on the menu are named for the customers that like to eat them.

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Lufkin, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

average tex mex, many locales love it. to me most of the food tasted the same. 2 locations one with beer

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We usually eat at the Morales in Redland, which in my opinion is better than the restaurant of the same name in Lufkin. I believe the Lufkin branch has changed some recipies, not as good as in years past, but the Redland restraurant will blow your socks off with their outstanding salsa & chips, the refried beans are to die... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Had the Enchilada Plate and Tea... It was ok. Just OK. The rest of our group had Tamales. I tried one and thought it was a better than average Tamale. Service was EXCELLENT. I'd go back..

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Jacksonville, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

There is nothing at this place that would make it worth a second visit. Even chain restaurants are head and shoulders above this place. Gloppy flavorless goo. Avoid this one.

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Additional Information about Morales Mexican Food

Address: 1001 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-4705
Phone Number: 936-634-6811
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-4705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: 936-634-6811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?