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La Tonalteca

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245 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-4732
+1 302-735-1572
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Went here in September and found that the staff was standing around and friendly. The food was just ok.. It's got great décor inside, but other than that, I wouldn't go back.

Thank RomeoFamilyNJ
Dover, Delaware
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

It's disappointing for me to write this because I actually love their food and have had many positive server experiences. However, after frequenting this restaurant many times, I time and time again have felt that the staff really don't care or appreciate that we are there. Several times we have had to sit from 5-7 minutes before even being acknowledged... More 

Thank Deborah B
Dover, Delaware
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

great customer services,good location,beautiful inside, food is amazing and a great family night....

Thank mamabear6969
Dover, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

One of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. Food quality was bad, waitstaff were slow and inattentive. Do not know how these folks stay in business, must be the tourists that don't know any better.

Thank Rokkenrob
Dover, Delaware
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you want food and you want it fast, then this is the place for you! The staff is always friendly and the food fast! The food is average Mexican food. Tastes like any other regular good Mexican place. Decor is bright and cheery.

Thank Lily M
New Jersey
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It is a nice place. I like the tables and chairs with carvings showing Mexican or Aztec arts. The bar is loaded with wines and liquor. The buffet table is full of selected steaming hot Mexican food, meaning just a few choices but being not so familiar with Mexican cuisine I chose only those food that looked delicious to me.... More 

Thank Henrynewjersehy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I used to go to this restaurant fairly frequently. I immediately stopped when one of the waiters called my friend, whom I was taking out for her birthday, a pig in Spanish. Unluckily for him, we both speak Spanish. At the encouragement of my fiancé, who has always loved their food, I gave them a second try. This time, they... More 

1 Thank Stacey P
Dover, Delaware
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This place will never disappoint. I can't imagine anyone having a problem with this place. First of all, they spent an incredibly sick amount of money on authentic art for the inside and outside of this establishment. It is absolutely beautiful to look around this restaurant inside and out- stunningly appointed with Mexican art decor - gorgeous. Been going there... More 

Thank MarMarm
Maple Valley, WA
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Unfortunately for La Tonalteca I grew up in California. I knew going in I shouldn't have had great expectations... The service walking in was non existent. We waited a good 5 minutes before being acknowledged my any hostess. When we were finally seated we again had to wait to be helped this time it took longer. I noticed that another... More 

Thank DianeRenee
Little River, South Carolina
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

As good a Mexican restaurant I've ever visited. Great decor, food and drinks. Prices quite reasonable. Drinks are huge! Highly recommended.

Thank Doug T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-735-1572

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