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“Average Quality, but nice atmosphere, and friendly staff.” 3 of 5 stars
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Dos Machos
980 S 24th St West, Billings, MT 59102
+1 406-652-2020
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Ranked #196 of 278 Restaurants in Billings
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: An authentic Mexican meal is an assault on the senses. First, there is the sound of sizzling meat on hot plates. Then comes the aroma, slowly at first, and then in full force when the plate is in front of you. The contrasting colors of green, yellow and red peppers, meats, spices and salsas are a feast for the eyes. Our tortillas are soft to the touch. But most memorable, varied, and sought after is the taste. Whether it's the bite of juicy steak fajitas coupled with the cooling effects of our guacamole and sour cream, a refreshing sip of our famous margaritas or the crisp, perfectly salted bite of tortilla chips dipped in our fresh made salsa, we know that you won't be able to stop at one taste. Stop holding back, and come taste authentic Mexico!
Hardin, Montana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Average Quality, but nice atmosphere, and friendly staff.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Overall, our visit was not bad, but having eaten in fine mexican restaurants all over the western half of the country I found the food mediocre at best. The food seemed prepared and the beans tasted old. The menu actually warned that any substitutions incurred an extra fee, which is a dead giveaway that the platters are not made fresh. The salsa they serve with the chips as the free appetizer was just plain bland. It tasted like some of the ingredients were fresh and some were canned, and my personal opinion is that you need to go one way or the other. No half measures. Some of the he chips were chewy not crisp, and others were both (not very appetizing in my opinion). Cost was a bit high for the quality of the food, but drinks were basically on par with other restaurants in the area.

The service on the other hand was very good. Wait staff, cocktail servers and hosts, were all friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant and festive, and even with a full dining room, I never felt I had to raise my voice to be heard by our party.

Summing up, the cuisine was average, the salsa was bland, the chips were just plain bad, but staff and atmosphere were very good. If you prefer good food to service, this is not the place for you, but if service is more important then you will enjoy Dos Machos.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Billings, Montana
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“I rank it last place for Mexican in Billings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Of all the places to go for Mexican in Billings this should be your last choice. The food is really bland. Its not bad, just disappointing.

  • Visited September 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pahrump, Nevada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Sunday Buffet Not So Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

We had the pleasure of eating in this restaurant for their Sunday Buffet. They will make a to-order omelet. Plenty of selection. The buffet includes mimosas and other non-alcoholic breakfast beverages.

The quality of everything EXCEPT the omelets just wasn't that good.

The fruit selection consisted of thawed frozen strawberries and canned fruit.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Billings, Montana
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Just Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

As far as Mexican restaurants go, this one is very average. While they may not be, the dishes often have the flavor and appearance of having been pre-prepared and heated in a microwave.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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dette2me
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our favorite Mexican Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

We have never had a bad meal at Dos Machos! It is our favorite restaurant in Billings. The food is amazing and reasonable prices.

The staff is younger and can be a little slow when its busy. That does not effect the food quality.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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