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“Great Mexican Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huapango's

Huapango's
3693 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #1,483 of 3,683 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Here's my review: The good news is it's on a busy street corner. The bad news is, well, you get the idea. There's not much to be done about the bus stop out front or the weed-surrounded dilapidated tractor next door, but faster and more attentive service would help to distract customers. The beer menu is lengthy and several are offered in pint drafts, more would be better. Chips and salsa are complimentary but the cheesy one is oddly reminiscent of velveeta and picante sauce. Entrees were colorful and flavorful and food is generally good. The biggest challenge for Huapango's is the street corner location and the best remedy would seem to be service that is louder and faster than the street.
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Description: Here's my review: The good news is it's on a busy street corner. The bad news is, well, you get the idea. There's not much to be done about the bus stop out front or the weed-surrounded dilapidated tractor next door, but faster and more attentive service would help to distract customers. The beer menu is lengthy and several are offered in pint drafts, more would be better. Chips and salsa are complimentary but the cheesy one is oddly reminiscent of velveeta and picante sauce. Entrees were colorful and flavorful and food is generally good. The biggest challenge for Huapango's is the street corner location and the best remedy would seem to be service that is louder and faster than the street.
California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

We stumbled in to Huapango's by accident, due to stop & go traffic on 6th Ave. We had a delicious dinner in a charming atmosphere. When we were there the restaurant was decorated for Christmas. The fish tacos were delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

This is a wonderful restaurant. The margaritas (top shelf) were some of the best we've had in San Diego. The food was terrific (best jalapeño cheese dip) and the atmosphere is great. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back. The only drawback is available parking although we had no trouble finding parking on the streets. Go and check it out; you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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redlands california
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253 reviews 253 reviews
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Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Great food! Excellent Service! Generous Drinks! and dog friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We love this place! Wonderful for happy hour. Our favorite dish are the grilled fish tacos on the healthy menu....outstanding! Sangria is excellent and margaritas are strong and delicious. We also enjoy the guacamole and sampler plate at happy hour. Friendly people provide excellent service in a place with Spanish style and ambiance.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

This place has all the qualifications of a good restaurant, good food, good service, good prices, and good ambiance. We've been many times and have never been disappointed. The waiters are very attentive and polite, and they offer a nice variety of items in their menu (the ceviche is one of our favourites). And I particularly like the Latin music they play in the background.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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