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Tampico Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Laurel, Maryland
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169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here three times in the past year. I stick to the safe tacos and salads. I avoid the authentic Mexican food for fear it will light me up. The food is good and so is the service. It has subdued lighting and is cozy. The restaurant is in an old Howard Johnson's restaurant building. The bathrooms are... More 

Thank Bruce L
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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner, had the 1/2 pound steam shrimp and 2 steak soft tacos. Both were outstanding. The service was top notch. The server ordered my food promptly and the food was served quickly. I will return here again whenever I'm in the area.

Thank Rich W
Laurel, Maryland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My friend picked up carry out from here. We threw most of it in the trash. It seemed a little funky as if it was out dated.

Thank HJ L
Laurel, Maryland
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We have a wide choice of Central American restaurants here. This place is in the middle of the pack. Good service, not crowded when we went. Good selection, reasonable prices. Ample parking, shared with the motel next door. Between the lanes of Route 1.Does not excel.

Thank Patrick S
Beltsville, Maryland
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162 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Service was good, but the food was not as good as the service. The margarita was the weakest I've ever had, I wonder if it had any tequila in it at all, but there was salt in the mix, not just on the glass rim. The Mole sauce was sweet! I've never had sweet mole sauce. The tamale was dry... More 

Thank John O
Elkton, Maryland
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We drove by this place twice, circled back after finding the directions on Google and had the BEST mexican food we've had in over a year!! The chile rellenos was perfect, the enchilada was delicious and had a perfect roja sauce (you get to choose from five sauces) and our server was attentive. A must to try is the Gold... More 

Thank stormi-1-n-only
Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Had several meals at Tampico Grill, very close to the hotel I was sadly shackled to for a week, at least being able to eat here make the week a little more tolerable. Food is really well prepared and portions very generous - prices are reasonable and service is prompt and friendly - plenty of parking close by. Overall, well... More 

1 Thank Kevin B
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot. Great food and service. Felt like family when you enter. I would visit again. Thank you for the experience Tampico

Thank HM P
Laurel, Maryland
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We own a race horse and like to go here before we head to the Laurel Race track. The place looks a bit like a dive. The staff is so friendly and service is quick. The food is pretty good and prices very reasonable. I like supporting local places so we try and go here for tacos before the races.

Thank nogcens
Bowie, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Everything is amazing. Do yourself a favor and get the wings. They are the best I've had from anywhere. Food seems very authentic

Thank Ashactually

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Laurel
  • Phone Number: 301-490-5200

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