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“Outstanding Hidden Little Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Olla Mexican Cafe

La Olla Mexican Cafe
8553 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520-579-0950
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Ranked #107 of 1,742 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Outstanding Hidden Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

You will pass right by this place if you don't know it is there. The signage is terrible but the food is awesome and the place is always busy. Must be the word of mouth of the customers and repeat business. Their menu is unique. Highly recommend trying this place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A new place for us to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was our first visit and it will not be our last. We had a variety of dishes and everyone enjoyed their meals. The price was reasonable, the service was attentive, and our granddaughter gave it a thumbs up. We'll be back.

Attn Seniors: We found a Gift Certificate on AARP that made it even a better value.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redmond, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Looking for some regional cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Was staying in the area for a couple of days and looked to Tripadvisor to assist us with our evening meal. Chose this restaurant based on it's reviews and was not disappointed as it was some of the best Mexican food I have eaten. As we were staying in downtown Tucson, the driving directions were not the best as it was about 14 miles from where we were staying. We got there about 5:30 and the place was virtually empty, but within minutes it was full. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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southern NH
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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very nice family run cafe. Smal dining area with good, reasonably priced food. Challenge to find this small restaurant so use gps

Visited April 2013
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Michigan
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“good food / fair price / good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Large portion, good food, good service picked the place form other good reviews glad we did north of Tucson a few miles use GPS or you will drive past

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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