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Don Papa Grande, Inc.

12806 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 796-7982
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Ranked #19 of 104 restaurants in Chester
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Highlands Ranch
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were staying at a local hotel and asked the hotel staff to recommend a "good" Mexican restaurant. Sooooo, we headed to Don Papa Grande's. Typical Mexican fare and ambiance. We ordered the "Dinner for Two", which featured four or five different entree's plus re-fried beans and rice and a dollop of guac. The food was bland and tasteless. Sufficient... More

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Garner north carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Maybe just a bad day or the place is going downhill. Service was weak and it was not busy. Received wrong main course, but decided to try it any how. Grilled shrimp salad. No flavor and shrimp were like rubber. Oh, and the salad dressing came from a packet. Side taco also no flavor with a totally dry finely ground... More

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Martinsville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Didn't know a Blue Moon went so great with lunch. Great atmosphere, nice appeal, salsa was about 8 star, cheese dip was not as flavorful but didn't taste like mayo either. Four pages of menu selections. This would definitely be a go to in the area. I'm certain there is an meal in this restaurant that not only is a... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The service was good, and the prices are fair. However, I think the food here has been toned down for American taste. It just doesn't have the flavor I expect to find in Mexican food. It wasn't even good enough for us to finish our meals.

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Hopewell, Virginia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Went here for a Sunday lunch... what a surprise... very colorful and the friendliest group of folks I have ever seen in one restaurant. Our kids loved it and they had a massive dessert (super good) free for our 4 y/o birthday girl (along with Spanish and English Happy Bday song!) Wilmer (our waiter) was amazing and just a joy... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We happened upon this restaurant because it was next to our hotel. What a GREAT place! We had tables for 30 people, including a full table of a soccer team with a birthday! The staff was even able to keep up with us! Arturo and Rico were SO much fun and made our evening even better. The brisket tacos were... More

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North Port FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Don Papa Grande is located in a larger shopping center, next door to a K-Mart and another smaller cafe restaurant. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you enter, you are deluged with colorfully decorated chairs, wall hangings, other Mexican lore, and of course the ever present ethnic music to properly set the background for your gastronomic... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

You really get it all here. The food is fantastic, the service is speedy without being rushed and the staff is very polite. I love that I can go here with the hubby and kids and not break the bank. Lets face it, price matters and you get a huge portion for a small price. Plus I really love the... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Traveling through Virginia & read other trip advisor reviews about Don Papa Grande. We were not disappointed..The food was absolutely delicious! Chips & salsa were great & food & drinks were excellent. Service was excellent & our waiter was extremely helpful in helping us navigate the large menu selections. Food was served quickly. Loved the hand painted Mexican furniture. Our... More

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Chesterfield, VA
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Has been our family's favorite Mexican spot for at least 6 years. I love the white sauce that comes with chips. Fast, friendly service no matter how busy they get.

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