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Raul & Theresa's Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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519 W Main St, Avondale, AZ 85323-2518
16239321214
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Federal Way, WA
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My uncle's crispy tacos were good, and my aunt enjoyed her chile relleno, though she was surprised to see seeds in it. My carnitas (shredded pork) was very dry, as if it had been in the hopper for a while. Desserts were yummy; service was excellent! Just nothing extraordinary about the food.

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Thank mrsacuna
Goodyear, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Mexican restaurant, very good food. The salsa is a bit to hot and there is no alternative or mild version.

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Thank shelleyaynes
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been here a long time and is a local favorite. The food is authentic Mexican. I especially love the corn tamales, quacamole and fajitas.

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Thank arthursmom11
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Looks like a bit if a hole in the wall from the outside, but that's usually where you find the best Mexican and this was the case. The place was very, very clean and our server Luis was a sweetheart. The beer was super cold and the food flavorful and plentiful. And very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Jeff W
Buckeye, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I'm not sure why this place is rated so highly. The chips and salsa are great, I will give them that, but beyond that, the food is pretty tasteless. Maybe our expectations of the entrees are too high based on the chips and salsa. Prices are average and the decor is okay. Service is not great, but the people are... More 

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Thank Barb S
Salina
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We found out about this restaurant from a relative living in the area, and I'm so glad we got to try it. We were a party of 6, and I was impressed right off the bat when they not only brought our beverages, but also gave us pitchers of iced tea and water for the table. That was very much... More 

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Thank Seahawkfan12
pa
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We love the food but many times the service is awful. I took my big family there on a Tuesday night and it took forever to get drinks. No bartender at the helm .. strange. Perhaps it's the culture. .

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Thank betz88
Goodyear, Arizona
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We have been going to Raul & Theresa's since 2002. Their food is authentic and the best in AZ. Prices are very reasonable, Service is great and we take visitors from out of state there.

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Thank dbaywes
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We were looking for another restaurant that was suggested by our hotel when we made a U-Turn in the parking lot of Raul and Theresa's. Took us two seconds to turn around again and give it a try. OH MY! The margs are delicious. We slurped up the homemade salsa and chips, so much so that our waitress decided to... More 

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Thank Cindy W
Buckeye, Arizona
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Avoid the Mexican food chains and brand names. Go for the REAL Mexican food and atmosphere at Raul & Theresa's in old Avondale. This place feels and tastes authentic. It looks a little rough on the outside, but inside you will find great Mexican food at reasonable prices. And you won't leave hungry.

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Thank ArizonaJT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 W Main St, Avondale, AZ 85323-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Avondale
  • Phone Number: 16239321214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?