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Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing!

Best Mexican restaurant I have been to in a long time. Reasonable prices, clean facility, nice decor, and fast service. Food was great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
jacob l
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Westover, Maryland
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the tourist trap of Mexican restaurants in Lynchburg. It is OK food at a good price, but there a couple places near each of these that are much higher quality food. One is near Heritage high school and serves Mexican and Latin American food.

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Westover, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best Mexican restaurant I have been to in a long time. Reasonable prices, clean facility, nice decor, and fast service. Food was great too!

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had the lunch fajitas and they were delicious and two could really share! We had a part of five for lunch and every one was very happy with their meal!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are at least 2 in Lynchburg, and the one near Lowe's is by far nicer. The owner actually came out to check on us and clearly cared about how his service was. The food was great too, but their salsa needs work.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

If you like stale chips and ketchup "salsa", chicken stew as fajitas, and bean soup as refried beans - you'll love it! If you want flavor and real Mexican food - drive to Roanoke and eat at Abuelo's.

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Virginia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food here is not good. Stale tortillas, mushy tomato paste salsa, flavorless entrees, lethargic staff. There are several locations of this chain in the Lynchburg area, and each one competes with the others to be the most awful. Yuck!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are several restaurants in this chain and there are incredibly consistent. I have eaten at every one of them and have yet to have a bad experience. The food, prices and service are excellent. Not to mention the portion size is generous. As most Mexican restaurants you start with chips and salsa, the chips are not greasy and the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great food and service. Served fast and hot. The food is fantastic. Sometimes the communication gets a little tricky but it always works out.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is my favorite Mexican place. Always very tasty, consistent, fast, and a good value. Lots of fun for a group. I have never had anything I didn't like. Also good for takeout, now that there are several locations.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The restaurant was crowded and noisy. The wait staff was definitely in a hurry. But none of that mattered because the food was SO good!!! All of us in the party ordered something different, and each of us was overwhelmed at the outstanding flavor and texture. I already wish I could eat there again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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