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The Mexican Connection

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5630 W Main St, Ste 6, Dothan, AL 36305-9415
13347932496
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Dothan, Alabama
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The food isn't good enough to charge for extra chips or extra salsa. If you want extra chips, that'll be $1. If you want more salsa, that'll be another $1. Want guacamole? Here comes this brown gelatinous sludge mildly resembling something that used to be avocado. Want a Mexican staple like a taco? Here comes a stale shell with "meat"... More 

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Thank Richard S
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

It's a shame to hear you were disappointed in your meal, but we must assure you that everything is prepared fresh for the lowest price possible. We love this community, so we only want to serve the best possible seafood and produce in our menu items. For instance, our seafood is locally-sourced, and our guacamole is routinely prepared with ripe... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Food is ok, servers are lacking people skills. And beware, if you ask for extra chips and salsa, you will be charged for it and the server will not tell you that!

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Thank mawmawt
Southern States
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217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I had read so many reviews about the authentic Mexican food here, we had to give it a shot. A shot in the dark I should say. We arrived pre-dinner rush and were met at the door by a very young man in shorts, no name tag,at hostess lecturn, who asked if he could help. Sure,do you have Tecate beer... More 

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Thank franklinmilford
Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Okay, I will admit I am a total food snob sometimes and for whatever reason, after living in Texas and Florida, I had little to no hope for a "Mexican" restaurant in the middle of Alabama, but this was the pick of a local friend for a lunch date while I was passing through. *deep breath* Consider me humbled and... More 

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Thank Andrea B
Dothan, Alabama
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This place has great food but the last couple of times we were there it was HOT...we asked if the air could be turned down and they said that it was already cool. When we got ready to leave and asked for a cup to take the drink, they charged 25 cents for a cup. The food is good but... More 

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Thank Jim T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I came today with my husband and the food was excellent. The waiters are always friendly. I will be coming back. Love this place!!!

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Thank Emily H
Dothan, Alabama
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This was my second visit to this restaurant. The staff is friendly enough, but the food and the cost is not worth stopping in for. The best thing about the whole meal on both occasions were the tostados. They were very crisp. The meal was nothing to brag about on either occasion and I probably won't go back unless it's... More 

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Thank Joe W
headland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The food was great but the waiter was extremely rude! When I asked if I could have half of my meal boxed to go before it came to my table he said no! He told me to box it myself! I warn all of you of this man. He was rude to me and my friends the entire meal.

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Thank jacob w
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

I'm so sorry if your server's response came off as rude, Jacob. Sometimes on really busy nights there are certain accommodations that we just can't make in order to keep the flow moving. If that was the case with your server, we're very sorry he didn't communicate that as courteously as he should have. You can absolutely expect better service... More 

Stafford, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Horrible salsa. Tastes like ketchup with a few mystery chunks. Worse salsa I've ever had and I've had a lot! Stuff from the grocery store tastes better.

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Thank ThomasRyan1970
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't enjoy the salsa, Thomas! For a lot of people, our salsa is the highlight of their meal here, but we know it's not for everyone. Hope we get another opportunity to impress you in the future. All the best, Owners and Staff at The Mexican Connection More 

Dothan, Alabama
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A great restaurant for friends and family. The food is good, prices are reasonable, & the service is friendly. If you are looking for a decent Mexican meal without all the hoopla this is your place!

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Thank petomine
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

We know it's been some time, but please know that your review most definitely wasn't overlooked -- we seriously appreciate your kind words of support! We sure hope you've returned since leaving these kind words for us, and if not, do visit again soon! Kindest regards, Owners and Staff at The Mexican Connection More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 W Main St, Ste 6, Dothan, AL 36305-9415
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: 13347932496
Description
The Mexican Connection specializes in great handmade Mexican food. Our recipes are prepared fresh daily using only the highest quality ingredients. We serve our own, unique chips and handmade salsa. You won't find them anywhere else. Join us for our specials like Taco Tuesday, Wednesday club, and Margarita Madness.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?