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Tampico Grill

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42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707-4342
301-490-5200
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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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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Ann W
Laurel, Maryland
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Bruce L
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175 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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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.

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Thank HJ L
Laurel, Maryland
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Thank Patrick S
Beltsville, Maryland
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165 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

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Thank John O
Elkton, Maryland
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
20 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 

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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

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Thank HM P
Laurel, Maryland
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?