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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
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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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  • 5
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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
Bland enchiladas

I ate there while in Lufkin after reading the reviews. I myself was disappointed in the food. The prices were very low, and the chips and hot sauce were great, but that it where it ended for me. The beef and cheese enchiladas were bland and lacked any flavor. The rice also was bland, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Terry M
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Forney, Texas, United States
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Forney, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I ate there while in Lufkin after reading the reviews. I myself was disappointed in the food. The prices were very low, and the chips and hot sauce were great, but that it where it ended for me. The beef and cheese enchiladas were bland and lacked any flavor. The rice also was bland, the refried beans were good. I... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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