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Tijuana Flats

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1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32602
352-692-3093
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Two words. Chicken flautas . Plus chips and queso. My go to meal for under $10 in Gainesville . The staff is always friendly and quick. The hot sauce bar is great. They also support many worthy causes. The tacos and quesodias are great also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Two words. Chicken flautas . Plus chips and queso. My go to meal for under $10 in Gainesville . The staff is always friendly and quick. The hot sauce bar is great. They also support many worthy causes. The tacos and quesodias are great also.

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Started by two University of Florida grads, this is a staple on the classic University Ave. Had my first hemp black bean burrito and it wasn't that different from a flour tortilla. Their homemade range of sauces on the back wall are a plus. The deco is funky and grungy: the night we went in an amazingly cheerful and pleasant... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Living in Gainesville is how I first learned of Tijuana Flats. And I'm so happy I did! Great food! And the cookie dough flautas are AMAZING!

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On my trans-American charity cycle ride from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA through the southern states, it is always nice to find somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day in the saddle! Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here consuming vast numbers of calories, supping on a few ice cold beers whilst reading a newspaper,... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a popular Tex-Mex lunch spot across from the U of Florida. Servers are all friendly. They greet you with menus at the door, or in the line sometimes, then deliver food to your table. They circle back and ask if your drink needs a refill. Food is always hot and tasty. Trying to cut the carbs? -- Get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Love the food from this restaurant. Used to visit the Pembroke Pines location all the time. With my recent visit of UF found they had one nearby and all ways pleased. The food is fresh and the sauces are delicious. The service is great, everyone is very attentive and felt like a traditional sit down restaurant. Wish they had a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Filling, fresh ingredients, nice service, and close to campus. The food is REALLY nothing special, but it's clean, and you won't regret your $8.

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Thank Sharon A
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The vegetarian/ refried bean tacos are delicious and very flavorful for being meatless. Another must-try is the mahi salad. Wonderfully large portions, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Amber C
TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Amber C, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your refried bean tacos. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Way better than average for a cantina type Mexican joint, although quite Americanized in overall look, feel, and Tex-Mex-ness. Enjoyed a meaty, well designed chimichanga with the only failure being it was not deep fried and, thus, more of a giant burrito. Quite tasty nonetheless. And staff was superb once they realized I had never been in a TF before... More 

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Thank Kairho1
TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Kairho1, thank you for the great review! We're glad that you chose to try us out for your first visit to Tijuana Flats. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We have been to three different Tijuana Flats in three different cities and this one was no different, great food, customer service and atmosphere. our kids always ask to eat at Tijuana Flats, and we like it was better than fast food drive through's not to mention the prices are about the same. Another great thing the workers are always... More 

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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Thanks for that great review, @cgaz86! We always love to hear from our satisfied customers, hopefully you come back and visit real soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32602
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-692-3093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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