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Tampico Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
11:00 am - 11:00 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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a blast here recently. We had a large party and the waiter was great - don't remember his name, though. I recommend the Fajitas, and they even come in two sizes. Everyone said they liked their meal.

Thank Anna H
Columbia, Maryland
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191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Grew up having some of the best Mexican food around. Unfortunately, this area doesn't have the best .....until Tampico Grill! The salsa is so garlicky and flavorful, the chips warm. We've ordered the steak burrito with green sauce... Amazing! The chicken fajitas are so yummy too! Throw some salsa on top with some sour cream and you're set! The place... More 

Thank RKMax
Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! Service was polite and accommodating. Parking is limited. Large dining room is good for large groups but doesn't provide a warm welcoming feel.

Thank TravelWyz
Laurel, Maryland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Tampico is a comfortable, homey place with great wait staff and absolutely delicious food. The guacamole and salsa are always fresh. Combo fajitas are my favorite as well as all the enchiladas.

Thank Ann W
Laurel, Maryland
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194 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 bubbles 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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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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172 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?