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4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
(816) 232-0221
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a recommendation and glad that we did! We were there at lunch time but we got our order in a very timely manner! Chips & cheese dip were very good...love the homemade chips...pretty sure best I've even had! Three of us in party..and we all enjoyed our lunch and left there wayyyyyyy too full! Staff was also... More 

Thank CHazen
Bloomington, Indiana
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

wonderful authentic mexican foods, my favorites is always the red pork chili sauce and beans,but the taco are also excellente

Thank David L
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

When in town,This is on our for sure list, Have been coming here for decades, Have got to know the family pretty well and the food is always just what we want. Thank you as always

Thank cvcocktails
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been a constant champion of this place since I had my first taste when they were serving out of their house over 40 year ago. We wanted the order "to go" because we had places to go and things to do before we headed home. My daughter and I were the patrons. I I don't know if the... More 

Thank Becky K
Saint Joseph, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

In former reviews, I did not read that anyone opted for CHICKEN tacos and enchiladas, which are my favorite. It is shredded lightly spiced pulled, chopped chicken in the tacos and enchiladas. The "choice of three" plate allows for any combination of tacos, enchiladas, tamale, tostada, beans, or fideo noodles. There has always been taco sauce with jalapeño seeds in... More 

Thank Stephanie F
St. Jospeh
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is not authentic. If you want authentic you have to go to Kansas City. sorry folks. I think people from St. Joseph like it because they've not been to a great authentic Mexican restaurant.

1 Thank Cheryl L
Kansas City, Missouri
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Having been to Barbosa ' s Castillo in Saint Joseph Missouri at their original location years ago, we decided to try the location on Frederick Street as the original is closed on Mondays. I don't know when I have been more disappointed in a restaurant. No complementary chips and salsa. Filthy surroundings. Our server had on a filthy apron. And... More 

Thank Denise B
Gladstone, Missouri
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We are not familiar with St. Joe so this restaurant was recommended to us. The only nice thing I can say is the staff is very friendly. The food was very bland it was lacking flavor. One of my items was a cheese enchilada that tasted very similar to a grilled cheese sandwich. Take plenty of cash with you. For... More 

Thank KDVH
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This restaurant had a very poor atmosphere and even worse service. The food was very medicore and did not settle well in my stomach. The whole place needs to change 👎👎

1 Thank bigballs25
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We sat down and I immediately realized we had to pay for our chips. Strike one. We get the chips and cheese sauce and the chips are the texture of a taco salad bowl. That could be their claim to fame. I then looked at the menu. There was little selection and everything was about $13 a plate. Not pleased,... More 

1 Thank Caraline H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: (816) 232-0221

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