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All 182 Midlothian Restaurants

Hot Tamale Cafe - CLOSED

13821 Fribble Way, Midlothian, VA 23112-2279
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Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

24 reviews from our community

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English first
Bon Air, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Drove over for dinner and my favorite 3 taco meal...but HTC was dark and no signs in the door. We called and they are closed for good after 11 years. Judy the bartender was a hoot and mixed strong drinks...hopefully, we run into her again. We noticed the last time many tables were empty but thought maybe we were just... More 

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Richmond, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Always great service, great food delivered quickly and hot. A favorite for my family. We go way too often. The owner/manager comes to see how we are enjoying food. Never had a problem with the place. Highly recommend for family or couple.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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257 reviews 257 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Not sure what happened, because this used to be a favorite restaurant! Unfortunately, it seems that something has happened - quality has gone down, flavor just wasn't there, and even though there were only three tables with customers - and more than three servers - service wasn't great! With so few customers, the wait staff should have been on top... More 

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Richmond, VA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

have been to this restaurant on many occasions. unfortunately, i feel that lately the quality has slipped a little. service is good.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

With the pletra of mexican/southwestern dining spots on Hull Street (there are 5 winth 3 miles of our house). We have consistantly gone back to Hot Tamale for the last 7 years. The service is always fun, friendly and super fast. The menu has more choices than the "others" . Being able to "design" your own main dish and picking... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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256 reviews 256 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

One of my favorite mexican places. The food is good, and fairly priced. And the margaritas are awesome.

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Richmond, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

great food, never had a bad meal here!! fast friendly service from an excellent staff, family owned and it shows in a good way. always a delight

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Another Tex-Mex theme. Not really authentic but much better than the chain and better deal too. Mediocre salsa ( the first impression ). Decent bottle beer list. No draft. Plain desserts.

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145 reviews 145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Everything ordered has always been well executed margaritas, tamales, "create your own" specialities, pork carnitas, and a variety of house made salsas. Hot Tamlae proves that if you are consistent in quality and service, you can with stand competition and not being backed by a chain name!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

This locally owned restaurant is one of the best Mexican that I have had in the Midlothian area. I have now moved to another city but any time I am in the Richmond area I make it a point to stop. The selection and choices are huge. Margaritas are fantastic (especially the House Margarita). The food taste so fresh and... More 

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Additional Information about Hot Tamale Cafe

Address: 13821 Fribble Way, Midlothian, VA 23112-2279
Phone Number: 804-595-0138
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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