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Mexican, Latin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights in the area and had breakfast both mornings at Esthela’s. The first morning we waited an hour and it was worth it! The owner greeted each table and was gracious to spend time chatting with us about her experience with Gordon Ramsey!We...learned to arrive before 8am to avoid the wait. Excellent corn pancakes and omelette de la casa.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

Amazing, Authentic, and worth the wait. This place is super popular so expect to wait to be seated. Food comes out fast and is delicious!!! Price is reasonable as well.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

The menu is very varied with dishes from regional and national Mexican cuisine. In particular, the cornbread cakes are very tasty and characteristic. It is a place that must be visited.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 14, 2020

Been to Valle 4 times and have to make it to Cocina Dona Esthela every time or it just doesn't feel right. This time I brought 8 of my friends who had never been to Valle. Not one of them was disappointed. We had a...tasting of everything practically, from the nopales con huevos, elote pancakes, birria de borrego, chilaquiles, and everything was amazing! We will continue the tradition of making it to Dona Esthela on our visits to El Valle. Gracias Dona Esthela por mantener las tradiciones Mexicanas!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

NO AS GOOD AS PEOLE ARE SAYING! We were so sad that this place wasn’t as good as we read. Corn pancakes taste like flour with a chunky feel but no taste of corn.. I expected a corn tamale as a pancake. I also had...the green and red chilaquiles and they were meh.. BEST -Frijoles, Queso , cafesito and watching the pigs swim !! Not worth the hour + wait .. sorry.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

Visted on Aug.16 2020. About a hr wait but well worth it. Once seated very fast service, Super good food! We were a group of 13 people thats why we were suprised of the service being that Valle dont have real good service in most...places.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

So we read the reviews and decided to finally visit. We knew with COVID our wait would be long, but it was so worth the wait. The food is truly authentic Mexican food, just like my mom’s. If you see Mexicans there, it’s great Mexican...food! I had huevos rancheros and my husband had salsa de huevo, borrego and Birria. Ha. Yeah that good that he kept ordering more food after finishing one plate. The tortillas were made right in the kitchen (pic included). SO GOOD! If in the area, it’s a must!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020 via mobile

If you’re looking for a classic breakfast in Valle de Guadalupe, this is your place. The roasted lamb is the best, natural flavor and it goes perfect with the homemade corn tortillas, beans and salsa!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

This is a nice restaurant. Waiters are well trained and diligent. The food was excellent! Nicely cooked and good hand made food! Just don't go on Monday because they are closed!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Tradicional mexican food like barbacoa and birria, also amazing corn hot cakes, the best ones I've ever had in my life!

Date of visit: December 2019
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I believe Mondays are the only days they close but give them a call to double check!! +52 646 156 8453
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