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$4 - $15
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Mexican
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Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

WOW! This is by far one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Ohio area. If you like authentic Mexican food give this restaurant a try. All menu items were made in house by a talented kitchen staff were fabulous. Front of house staff were...friendly and attentive and the outdoor patio was lovely. Don't miss this gem in Kent.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

We went with a group of 8, and we had a great time on the patio. The food was flavorful, and the service was friendly. The shrimp taco was my favorite, but all of the tacos and appetizers were really good. We will definitely go...back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

Don't waste your time or money. Tried this restaurant with my boyfriend based on the good reviews but it's far from it. Their is a limited food menu but plenty of alcohol choices that makes up 3/4 of the menu. The food is okay (and...way over priced); the only truly delicious item was the flan. The tables outside have glasses set out with a capped water bottle. The glasses are ALREADY filled before you get there, and I doubt they change them after people leave. The water glasses had bugs floating in them... So I ordered a lemonade instead only to have a long, black hair tangled in the ice. They replaced the drink after I brought it to their attention... Then I was asked if I wanted a refill after being told it would be free. When we got the bill they charged for the lemonade and the refill. In any other restaurant they would apologize and comp the drink for the situation but they didn't. I have never been to a place that is so unsanitary considering the pandemic. I'm surprised they passed a health inspection. I would rather eat at Tacobell than eat here again. The food immediately made my boyfriend and I sick after an hour; I would not recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021

Traditional Quality Mexican cuisine at affordable prices. Fast service. Was pleasently surprised, maybe the best Mexican food I've had north of Nogales, succulent not dry, definitely not TexMex. Will go back

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2020

First time visit on Saturday. The owner, Rosi, and her husband Kirk, were welcoming and inviting as if we were guests in their home. We had wonderfully attentive service and our server was so knowledgeable about the food and drinks that she steered us in...the right direction with both. The food was authentic, delicious, and beyond so so good. I recommend the fish taco, portabella taco, pork tamale, chips and guac, molcajetes, black beans, empanadas . . . heck I recommend it all! Be sure to end your meal with the churros. Amazing!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020

This restaurant located in a historic former neighborhood pub offers an excellent array of Mexican authentic dishes, using the freshest of local ingredients. All chips and tortillas are handmade daily onsite. We especially enjoyed the shrimp tacos and the elote dish (corn)--The desserts are to...die for. Drinks and craft beer were delicious. Due to covid they are offering outdoor distanced seating under a canopy of beautiful trees or on a patio, and they also offer take-out and delivery. A real treat for locals and worth a trip from the Cleveland area, too. We shall return.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

Great food and excellent service! 6 of us enjoyed dinner at The Battleground last night with an assortment of delicious food. Homemade salsas and chips, quac with pineapple, elote, shrimp tacos, jimaca salad and Molcajetes! We then completed our meal with 3 orders of churros!...Everything was cooked and presented to perfection. Kudos to Rosi and The Battleground team!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is a very friendly Mexican restaurant. They brag about the freshness of all of the ingredients. They make the sauces fresh every day. We had the Queso Fundito, delicious melted cheese with chorizo and chips. I had the baha fish taco and the street...corn. Delicious but very messy. One of my favorite things is they have their beer brewed for them and some of the proceeds go towards different issues. We had the Brown Ale which was very balanced and the Wheat beer which was a hazy yellow with great flavor and mild on hops. I’d have them both again. Their mixed drink menu also was tempting.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Heard great things about this restaurant. Had to try! Upon arriving there was almost no parking due to the restaurant already being packed. We had a 30 min wait to be seated. After being seated we waited almost 10 more min for our server to...even get drink orders and bring out water. He apologized and said there were only 2 servers waiting on the whole restaurant which was a surprise to me. He came back with drinks and said he would now take our appetizer order, by then we were so hungry we asked that he take appetizer and dinner order so that we could finally eat. We ordered the Queso fondido for the appetizer. This was delicious!! The only problem was the portion! For 9.00 it was only enough for one person. My husband and I shared but it was not a sharable appetizer. Disappointed in the price for what we got but the flavor was pot on. For dinner I ordered 2 pork tacos. They were very good but again tiny in size. We also tried the churros and a flight of beer. Food and drink are excellent here! However you may leave hungry and broke! LOL. Portions are small and prices are big. One taco is 3.50! Gone in 2 bites, no lie! My husband ate 4 and an appetizer. We will go back but we are hoping portions were so small because of the overwhelming turn out the owner came by and said they wern't expecting! Will wait for things to die down before heading back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

Great tacos. A little pricey but well worth it. Nothing drowning in tomato sauce. In house made sauces and food. Each taco has its own unique flavor. Had the pork, beef and fish tacos. Guacamole was to die for. My daughter and son in law...loved the margaritas, just right, not too sweet. Beautiful, cozy dining area and bar. The owner is so sweet. Will visit frequently for original, delicious and interesting food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5