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“Yummy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mekenita Mexican Grille

Mekenita Mexican Grille
17623 North Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz, FL
813-264-1212
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Ranked #3 of 72 Restaurants in Lutz
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
tampa
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“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love Mekenita! Everyone from my young kids to adults. The kids usually get the quesadillas and I usually get the crab enchilladas. It is all so delicious. Not too spicy...but, not like any other meal you are getting locally. They give you tortilla chips with your meal. They have a seasoning on them that is so delicious. We usually eat so many that we need extra! I wish I knew what the recipe of spices were that they put on them! YUM They have bowls of salsa, in buffet style, so you can choose your own based on your spice level. They are all good.
Overall we love everything here. The menu isn't large, but everything is enjoyable.
You don't have a waitress here. You walk up, give your order and then you pick your table, get your own drinks and wait at your table, for your food to arrive.
It makes all of us happy!!! We all just love this place!!

Visited August 2013
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Tarpon Springs
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28 restaurant reviews
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“Great fresh Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went there for lunch and the homemade chips and salsa were great. We all had the chicken burrito and had to take 1/2 home for leftovers. Will be back. Love it.

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“Good Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I like this place, it's different in s good way. The food is real good and it's clean with a friendly staff

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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california
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“really good mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

really good mexican. nice mix of ingredients. Manager and staff super friendly. Cold beers a plus. The "fake" margaritas not...yuck. Order a beer instead.
Great salsa. I wish they had table service instead of ordering at a counter.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lutz, Florida
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“Worst Food Ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just spent $60 for take out slop. Could not taste a thing thanks to handfuls of cilantro. My fish tacos had over done dried shriveled white stuff that was hard to figure out exactly what it was. Smoked Pork Tacos sent us to the water faucet to flush the salt from our palates. Grande burrito all rice and little beans and you needed a microscope to determine if chicken was present. All in all a complete rip off and yet they stay in business. California Tacos To Go buries this dump. If you go you'll be sorry. I'm not in the habit of trashing anyone's effect but this was so devoid of basic food 101 the public must be warned. If this place has any credibility they will refund my money but I doubt they will. Adios Mekenita.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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