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269-275 w lincoln hwy, Merrillville, IN
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Schererville, Indiana
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251 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was just spectacular -- especially the refried beans. The decor was lovely, too. The restaurant is somewhat divided into one large room, a smaller dining area off the bar, and a separate bar with a few chairs. The host seemed to be sensitive to us, as he put us in the smaller area away from the crying... More 

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Thank Janice R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the bartender make his creations. Food was ok - little pricey for what you get.

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Thank Robert H
Hobart, Indiana
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207 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was our favorite Mexican Restaurant a few years ago before we moved and it was always busy with everything going good. When we moved back the food wasn't the same so we left it alone for several months and then tried it again today. The restaurant itself was clean and the staff friendly. The decorations are really nice and... More 

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Thank AL H
Hobart, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Good Mexican food with a wide selection of choices. I particularly like the carnitas but occasionally one of the other dishes hits the spot. I just wish the salads were more creative beyond the same lettuce, tomatoes, etc used to garnish the tacos etc.

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Thank VictoriaHobart
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

friendly waitstaff. large variety Mexican fare. plenty on plate. tasty. atmosphere is festive. well established in Merrillville Indiana. seated quickly, service Is fast.

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Thank Karen M
Southern, IN
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

My cousin and I meet here half way on girls weekends and the food, margaritas are awesome! We eat there 2 times this past weekend will visiting Merrillville. Love it...Great service too.

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Thank DeeLyons
Chicago
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful inside with great service. We got our food quick during lunch hour. Food was delicious! I'll be back with my hubby for sure!

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Thank angm212
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Surpassed my expectations! Started with nacho fajitas (steak / chicken mix) and they were the perfect start to a wonderful dinner. All portions were perfect size with amazing flavor - not a chain resteraunt, and that's a good thing! I will be back next time we're in town!

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Thank Timothy S
Merrillville, United States
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican resturant. The food is great and the price is right. The service staff is very friendly especially Benito. He plays his bugle for birthdays.

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Thank Thomas B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I will never come back here based off my last experience. I ordered a shrimp fajita and the trio fajita for pick up. The "manager" handed me my food and guaranteed that everything was in there. I get home and realize that they didn't put the tortilla shells, but they didn't forget to charge me extra. I called them back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269-275 w lincoln hwy, Merrillville, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
Description
near kmart and hallmark in merrillville off of rt 30.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?