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2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
(801) 393-3151
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 28
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

I love Mexican food and this is a great restaurant. I've been going here since I was a young child. You can't beat the atmosphere and the inside of the building. The food has changed over the years, but the salsa is still my favorite. The food is good. Perhaps it's my memory that changed and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
J R
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Provo, Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have had people invite me to this place twice saying that it was an amazing restaurant they went to when they were younger. Both times that my wife and I have gone we have been disappointed. It must be the memories from when they were younger, because there is so much better Mexican food around Utah, I am amazed... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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73 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stopped in for the lunch special, ground beef taco with spicy chili verde enchilada. The enchilada was excellent with very large chunks of meat, the taco had lots of meat but was extremely salty, Decor is very nice however the booths are very tight , hard to eat with the table against your ribs. My biggest complaint about this place... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I love Mexican food and this is a great restaurant. I've been going here since I was a young child. You can't beat the atmosphere and the inside of the building. The food has changed over the years, but the salsa is still my favorite. The food is good. Perhaps it's my memory that changed and not the food? Either... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is the best mexican food in the state. I have never met a family that takes so much pride in their work. Thank you

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SLC
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170 reviews 170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a local shopkeeper, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the good, warm salsa. It was a nice change from the usually room temperature or chilled versions served in most Mexican restaurants. I didn't understand the bowl of cheese offered with the salsa, so I skipped it. The El Paso was delicious and tasted like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The children have taken over the business in the last few years and needless to say they have ruined it. The food is horribly prepared and the portions are smaller everyday. The staff seems as if they were hired from the local rehab and you will not be happy they are handling your food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. They are always busy when go, buy have never had a long wait to be seated. The servers are efficient and make sure that you are taken care of. I have been pleased with everything that I have ordered. It is on my list of favorite restaurants. Les Talbot

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Ogden , Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have eaten t this locally owned Mexican restaurant for over 20 years. The food is always good. Thanks to The Hasratian family for keeping the food scene in Ogden consistent

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Ogden, Utah
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335 reviews 335 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The taco salad and the chicken salad were quite small and not really worth $9.00. They were quite small. The chips and salsa are good. The first bowl is complimentary and if you want more chips there is an extra charge. I have other entres here that are quite good. I would not recommend the Taco salad, not worth the... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the years and this has been one of my favorite restaurants. We have had take out here twice in the past month. The first time I got very ill the next day and was sick for 24 hours. Could have been a bug but never really had any other symptoms. The next time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2564 Ogden Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2413
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Ogden
  • Phone Number: (801) 393-3151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?