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Lalo's Taqueria

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2501 E 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801-1776
+1 417-781-7700
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in Joplin I stop by for at least 3 soft tacos. Cheap too. Easy to find on old 66. Best in Mo.

Thank Rich W
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I like Lola's as an escape from the Tex-Mex we've come accustomed to. Tacos and Enchiladas are the way to go for this place. If you like a really simple nacho with just chips, beef, shredded cheese and lettuce then the $5 option is a great one for you at Lola's. Suggestion is grabbing a coke and a to-go order... More 

Thank Greg P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I tried the enchiladas and carne esada tacos. They were really good. The chicken enchiladas had real chunks of chicken not the typical shredded chicken from a can. The carne esada had great flavor. Portions were generous and the cost was very budget friendly. We will definitely be back.

Thank Jeffrey P
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The tacos here are unbeatable! Get the tongue. Trust me. Don't argue. Don't be a pansy and say "eeewwww, yucky!" Get them. Right now. Thank me later. They also have homemade horchata and Mexican cokes! Love me some Lalos!

Thank TravelingWifer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great variety of tacos and authentic Mexican food. Wish they would bring chips and salsa to the table once you order though. I also wish they had an option to make any meal a combo by adding beans and rice instead of having to order ala carte. The staff was friendly, the space is small but the food was delicious!... More 

Thank Tripcritic75
Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I like the food just never know what I am ordering because authentic Mexican means you need to speak Spanish to ask questions about what you are ordering. Looks like a hole in the wall but great taste! Abundant quantity for a great price.

Thank Kerri B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Very authentic. We tried a variety of items off the menu. Everything was delicious. If you like "real Mexican", you can't go wrong!

Thank DenoDiner
Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Whenever I get nostalgic about Mexico or have a serious craving for some authentic Mexican food, Lalo's is my go-to place. It is owned by a very sweet Mexican family who know both English and Spanish. Great place to practice your Spanish if you're up for it: They are comfortable speaking to you in either language. Some things to know... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Freshly prepared Mexican street food in a quaint little storefront next to a busy street. You can snag a beer from the fridge while you wait for your food. Dine in or carry out. Yum!

Thank Serena D
Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you want Mexican food that tastes closest to what you get in small city Mexico, and so different than the cheese rich Tex Mex common all over the US, Lalo's is the place. It is a small place with about 6 tables run by a couple from a town north of Mexico City. It has the look and feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 E 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801-1776
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-781-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?