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5516 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI 48507-4031
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I ordered Fajitas, my husband ordered the burrito special. For the Fajitas I could select 3 of the following to go on them, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo. All of these should have been included. When they came the peppers were over cooked and bitter, the chicken was grizzly, bland, and dry. The portion... More 

2 Thank Nancy W
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Your average white cheese "speedy Gonzales lunch special" cheapish Mexican chain that isn't a chain but should be because they all have the exact same food type of restaurant. If you've been to one you've been to them all. When I go to these, there's always a lunch special #4 and that's what I always order. Because it's always the... More 

2 Thank Candace M
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It was kind of strange the majority of the parking lot was in the back the Restaurant. Then the hostess stand was in the front of the Restaurant. The cheese was some what melted on my taco's I felt it was more tortilla then anything. the service was ok my server came around twice maybe three times. I seen other... More 

3 Thank nathan r
Holly, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

I went there with my family tonight and enjoyed the food very much. They offer a tasty mild salsa that my kids can enjoy without burning their mouths. Their queso is some of the best I've ever had at a restaurant. My family of six ate until we were all full and still had three boxes of food we brought... More 

Thank sirafro2000
Flint, Michigan
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This restaurant is clean, and the food is delicious. I ordered the chicken chimichanga with beans, rice, pico de gallo, and a frozen lime margarita. The only thing I didn't care for was that the chicken was very bland. The chips and salsa were very good and so was the margarita. I got a brain freeze..it was so good! I... More 

2 Thank Tracy M
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Grabbed some tacos, salsa, beans and chips from this local joint while staying at a nearby hotel and we were very happy with the decision. I almost drove right past the place since there was NO, and I mean NO, lights on in the parking lot or on the building itself, save for a flashing OPEN sign. I had some... More 

Thank Josh S
Grand Blanc, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife and I have been there many a times for lunch and dinner. Lunch was the Taco Tuesday which is 5 tacos for 5 dollars. They were simple tacos, the salsa was great and the server was on her toes the whole time. Our dinner was great and the portions were enough for a take out container because there... More 

Thank Fred R
Davison, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have been a patron of this restaurant since they opened. Food is good. Service is either really great or mediocre. depending on your server. Just visited for dinner last night, and when I received my bill, I questioned my server "what is this administrative fee on my bill"? She proceeded to tell me that they pass on the credit card... More 

4 Thank victoriangirl11
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is very clean and well lit. The host at the door was less than pleasant but our waitress was attentive and efficient. The food was mediocre. The margaritas were tasteless. Salsa couldn't be more bland. We won't hurry back.

2 Thank faulconmom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I eat there a lot and we love the food! The new location is located on Fenton Road across from the Venus Family restaurant. They have a lot more room. Plenty of parking at the new location. People now have the choice of eating in the bar or the big dining room. They can easily accommodate large... More 

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 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
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5516 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI 48507-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Flint
Phone Number : 810-237-8844

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