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La Frontera Cafe

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American, Mexican
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1183 E 100 S, St. George, UT (Formerly Don Jose Mexican Restaurant)
435 986 8300
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Pretty nice place

Most time when I drive by, I wonder if they are open. I went in I was the only customer which makes me wonder if the place is any good. Surprise, it is quite good. Good food, fast service, and it's not too pricey. I More people came in while I was there, and another day I drove... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Polaris_Roy
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Apple Valley, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Apple Valley, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Most time when I drive by, I wonder if they are open. I went in I was the only customer which makes me wonder if the place is any good. Surprise, it is quite good. Good food, fast service, and it's not too pricey. I More people came in while I was there, and another day I drove by and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I ordered some enchiladas...all I could taste was melted cheese. The enchiladas were more than smothered with cheese. The rice was dry. The beans were watered down.Bad atmosphere. Their food is not Mexican. It's "Americanized " Mexican food.

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Thayne, Wyoming
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We eat at La Frontera Café at least once per month. It is not a Café, it is a great Restaurant and we love the owners also.

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St. George, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I read some of the negative reviews but decided to give it a try anyway. I have yet to find good Mexican food in St. George. The salsa was more of a taco sauce, but I was pleasantly surprised. Very good flavor with a nice kick. I ordered a bean and cheese smothered burrito with cheese on top and the... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We try Mexican on almost all of our vacations because it's usually very consistent, but this time it failed. This was the first bad Mexican meal I've had. My chicken enchilada was greasy and cold. My wife had a bean and cheese burrito that came under a thick greasy layer of cheese and had some kind of meat mixed in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful staff, great service. Love this La Frontera location. Will definitely be back.

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Rigby, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food we very similar, but not quite the same. Still very good for a good price. I'll go again the next time I'm in town. The decor is more modern and contemporary so it has a different vibe than the ones in SLC.

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utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Love this place great chili Verde that you cant really find any place else. Loved the smothered burritos. La Fontera is all over utah. We taveled all over the southern part of the US and found ourselves looking forward to heading back to Utah for La Fonteras smothered burritos.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I'm quite surprised by many of the reviews here. I've eaten at just about every La Frontera location (just order the cheese enchilada on a flour tortilla with a side of papas well done at any location and thank me later), and the St. George one is by far the best. My son, who is kind of picky, but will... More 

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Utah
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Started out with cold chips and colder salsa. It comes in a squeeze bottle right from the fridge. The chips have a funky taco seasoning on them. Yucky stuff. My tamales were poor quality with dry pork inside of them. The beans were a pile of watery mush but the rice was edible. My husband got the carnitas and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1183 E 100 S, St. George, UT (Formerly Don Jose Mexican Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  St. George
  • Phone Number: 435 986 8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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