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“Top notch Mexican cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
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Oscar's Pinata
346 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876-1730
978-640-7922
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Ranked #44 of 78 Restaurants in Tewksbury
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Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
“Top notch Mexican cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My wife and I have eaten here for years. I never thought of writing a review until this past Saturday. I noticed the Trip Advisor "Owl" on the entry door, and thought; what the heck, write a review.

From the outside, Oscar's Pinatas looks so so. Inside the restaurant is a lot like a lot of the small downtown restaurants one would find in Playa Del Carmen,or Puerto Aventuras, Mexico etc..Shrimp enchiladas are the best we've experienced north of the Mexican border. We have vacationed in Mexico a dozen,or more, times and the food at Oscar's is as good, if not better than a lot we've had in Mexico. The service has ALWAYS been great. Good portions and a fair price makes Oscar's a nice family restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Don't just drive by!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I'm not sure what made me want to stop in the first time I ate at Oscar's, but I used to drive past it all the time without a second look. The place looks like a real dive from the outside. Inside isn't a great deal of improvement -- the dining area is clean, but the chairs are a tad rickety, and the bathrooms really should only be used in a dire "emergency", if you know what I mean. You're not going to be dining in a 4 star deluxe restaurant, here.

The food is what will win you over. The menu is extensive, and, to date, I have never tried anything I didn't like. The prices are extremely reasonable, and the portions are a good size. Every table gets some tortilla chips with a side of fresh salsa that is to die for. I could probably just eat the salsa by itself and be satisfied. As for dessert, I don't think they're on the menu (can't remember if it'd been updated), but they do exist -- and I strongly recommend the sopapilla.

I normally go during lunch hours and have always had a good experience with the service.

Visited April 2012
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north andover
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79 reviews 79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“good taco salads”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Always enjoy their Taco Salad Bowl. Every thing seems fresh. My only complaint is the bottom of the bowl is always overly moist which is not good. Service is good.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best mexican food north of Boston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great food, the stuffed chicken breast are the best, good sports bar, a little dark but service is good.

Visited July 2012
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Medford, MA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Decent food, not so great service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Food was pretty decent. Ordered a combination dinner and was decent variety. Had some chili.. Seemed more like sloppy Joe than chili . The Salsa is pretty week. Not much flavor or spice. Chips average..Menu is very large...So many choices. Really liked the atmosphere.. But the service was not too good. Very slow in taking order.. Food took quite a while to come out.. Took awhile to receive check.. Would definitely give it another chance.. but nothing special..

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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