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“Great Food!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ruiz' Mexican Restaurant
901 N US Hwy 67, Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63031-2917
(314) 838-3500
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Ranked #3 of 141 Restaurants in Florissant
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Always enjoy eating at Ruiz. Margaritas are very good and I especially enjoy the fish taco. Service is good and would recommend this restaurant to all.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chesterfield, Missouri
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132 reviews 132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“To be in business as a restaurant for almost 50 years means you are doing something right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I don't know about "authentic", but well seasoned, served promptly and hot with lots of flavor make me a fan of this fabulous old timer in Florissant, MO. Since returning from San Antonio some 9 years ago, twice we tried to dine at Ruiz, and the waits were interminable. We went there for lunch on a Saturday and basically had the restaurant to ourselves.

The chips are fresh, not greasy and properly salted. The "free" salsa were super. I have been so disappointed in Mexican restaurants who only add heat, and no flavors, the tomato based was chunky and had other fresh veggies. The Verde, may have had a touch to much vinegar, but was good.

I had a "build your own plate" and the spinach empanada was as good as it gets. The problem is there are too many tasty looking items to make an easy decision.

The service was way above average, and the server very pleasant.

Definitely going back for more and more and more!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Regular customer since 1978”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There is a very good reason Ruiz has been operating for over 40 years. Value, great food, and consistantly friendly you can't go wrong. Try their Cadillac Margarita!! Recommend the Macho platter to get a sample of many items they have on their massive menu.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant on a Monday evening and several of our choices were closed, so we ended up at Ruiz'. We're glad we did. The food was delicious and served piping hot. I especially enjoyed my tamales. We appreciated that it was not typical Mexican chain restaurant food. Service was fast and friendly. There is also a bar at one end of the restaurant, but we did not order anything from it. We would definitely return if we found ourselves in the St. Louis area again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Because of TA reviews, we had dinner here tonight while staying over in Florissant. The positive reviews were accurate. The food was good and served on a hot plate so it stayed hot. The menu had many of the usual Mexican dishes as well as some that were new to us. The service was fast and friendly and we appreciated our waitress' suggestion that we split a "pick three combination" as the portions are large and we couldn't take leftovers home. Prices are reasonable. The beer list was top-heavy with A-B products with a few Mexican beers. There were no micros.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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