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La Olla Mexican Cafe

#144 of 1,733 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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8553 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520-579-0950
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food!

Our hotel was in the northern suburbs of Tucson so we went to TA to find a nearby Mexican restaurant with good reviews. La Olla stood out from the rest so we headed right over. The restaurant is located in a little strip mall and has ample parking. Inside, you'll find a concrete floor and warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MNM1011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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654 reviews 654 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our hotel was in the northern suburbs of Tucson so we went to TA to find a nearby Mexican restaurant with good reviews. La Olla stood out from the rest so we headed right over. The restaurant is located in a little strip mall and has ample parking. Inside, you'll find a concrete floor and warm yellow walls with tasteful... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Went with family on Friday night. Food was not worth the wait. Definitely not Tucson Mexican food. We will not be returning. Atmosphere and service were very good..

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Columbia, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat in the area and not in the mood for fast food, so we settled on Mexican. Boy, are we glad. We generally don’t have good luck with Mexican restaurants ‘at random’, but we lucked out here! The food here was very fresh, light and good – not the usual ‘1 step up... More 

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Vacaville, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for dinner while traveling and the restaurant truly lived up to the great reviews. One thing I noticed was the flavors of the foods stand out from each other. The different items on the plate at many Mexican restaurants seem to taste alike but the different items here seem to carry their own flavor... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What can I say, other than this is a clean cafe, the food seemed fresh and our waitress was very nice. Even with the exact address, this place was DIFFICULT to find. It was nice to know that it was popular, which is always a plus. I had a chile relleno with a side of beans (which were delish). The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We eat here regularly and love it every time. We have yet to have a bad experience and they have come to know our order. The margaritas are excellent, even better during happy hour! The nachos are somewhat unique and one of my favorite things anywhere. All of the food we have tried has been great, but we have our... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Food quality is excellent. Service is friendly. All at a great price. Well worth the drive. Margaritas are wonderful and they even have a happy hour.

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Kensington, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We went for a late lunch on New Years Eve. My family loves Mexican food and were more than pleased. My kids devoured their meals (chicken enchilada & bean burrito), and raved about the refrieds. The carnitas were awesome and I loved the calabacitas. Service fast and friendly. House marks were great. I highly recommend.

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Rochester, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We tried La Olla Mexican Cafe for lunch, and were very pleased with the results. My husband had the stacked enchiladas, I ordered the La Olla specialty wrap (with steak, mushrooms, avocado, lime and more) at the recommendation of the server. The plates come out REALLY hot but it is wonderful because there is nothing worse than cold mex food.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We read a bunch of reviews and thought this would be a great place to try out. We live in Washington state & teavel through here regularly. The "authentic Sonoran food" is what hooked me. WRONG!!! The enchilada sauce was from a can...maybe spiced up a little. The rice is something you'd get out of a box. The black chorizo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8553 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-579-0950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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