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La Olla Mexican Cafe

8553 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520-579-0950
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Ranked #73 of 1,685 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Some good food, bad customer service and ugly raw bacon! We have been here 3 times. First time was for dinner and it was great! The second time was for lunch and it was just okay. Our waitress was pushy and food was just not as good. We went again for dinner with my parents. I got one of the... More

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Tucson
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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visit La Olla for dinner often and we are never disappointed. The food is very good and the service is always good as well. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good Mexican food in NW Tucson.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had dinner here last night with my husband, I had bought a Living Social Deal and was anxious to give this place a try. Well I was very pleased! The place is very small but has good décor and charm. Ordered 2 of the house Margaritas and they were excellent. Chips and salsa were brought to the table and the... More

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Tucson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

First time I ate there I ordered the hot dog wrapped in bacon. It made me violently I'll that day and I will never return or recommend

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am so happy to find this gem on the NW side. Something for everyone. Fresh and made to order. Great margaritas too! Make sure you order the calabacitas on the side. You won't be sorry. We will go back again and again. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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138 reviews 138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped by on a whim and glad we did!. We had the cheese crisp appetizer, my husband had chimi and I had the fried tacos. While I am not a fan of fried, it was pretty good but I think I would try something else the next time, maybe the shrimp tacos. They have a nice selection on their... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We're new to Tucson & have been trying a bunch of different Mexican restaurants, particularly in NW Tucson. La Olla Mexican Cafe is excellent & clearly the best yet! The food is very fresh & the wait staff are very friendly & professional! We started w/ chips, salsa (very good, with diced tomatoes), and the freshest guacamole we've had in... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's hard to find a great restaurant in NW Tucson worthy of praise, but I believe La Olla deserves this credit. It is a small restaurant tucked in a tiny business mall and does lack some ambiance. The food however, is wonderful. Anything with tamale pie and calabacitas as sides will be worth ordering. Prices are good, unbelievable if you... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Some of the best Mexican food I've ever eaten and I've eaten a LOT all over the country as well as in Mexico. The food is prepared fresh with daily specials that are to die for. The staff is friendly and attentive, service is excellent and the atmosphere is okay. This is one of those little neighborhood restaurants that you... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Great food for the price. This is not your same-old-same Mexican joint. The flavors are unique and pop in your mouth. Will certainly come back and will recommend to all. The appetizer, Diablo Chicos, is amazing! Yellow Anaheim pepper stuffed with shrimp, green onions and cheese before being wrapped in bacon and baked....What? Wow!! I want this dish again...now! The... More

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