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Casa El Mirador

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1424 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-3512
+1 541-298-7388
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2015

When you drive up and there is just a big car park and no real outside decor, don't turn around and leave. The inside of the restaurant and the food will make it up to you. The restaurant is very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. They have Dos Equis on draft (yum!) and bring out complimentary salsa,... More 

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SE Washington State
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2015

The restaurant, which is set in the midst of a lot of asphalt, is not so pleasing from the outside. Inside, though, it is well-decorated. The service was good and the wait staff pleasant and accommodating. The food arrived quickly and was nicely presented and tasty. Prices were a bit high ($12.99 for an enchiladas platter and $7.99 for fresh... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2015

The staff was helpful and courteous, the food was good and their portions are great. They also give you unlimited tortilla chips and salsa, which was spicy but tasted great. Overall - good food.

Thank Meenal23
Gladstone, Oregon
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015

We came back again in spite of not liking the food the last time. A group of friends insisted it was good and it was okay but service was slow. Margaritas were great. I ordered a taco salad and it came in a crispy shell with premixed iceberg salad that had a couple grated carrots in it with steak on... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015

Once a year we venture on a road trip and having lived in the S.W. we like a Mex' fix and this did it. This place is what you would hope for. Good guacamole, evidenced by fresh chunky avocado, and -please enlarge my tummy so I can eat more- fajitas, and the same for the carnitas, ( and I thought... More 

Thank Adam S
The Dalles, Oregon
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The margaritas are tall and frosty and the steak fajitas are the best in the world! There are always chips and salsa on the tables and you can ask for a small side of refried beans to go with them while you are waiting for your dinner. Desserts are nothing special.

Thank Debbie65371
1 review
Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Great food and great service and great atmosphere, very clean, bathrooms very clean and stocked .. :)

Thank irishchik709
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

The service was good--prompt, friendly, and our waters were always filled. The food was not good however. My Diablo wings were salty instead of spicy & flavorful and they looked like a big glob of dark red. The refried beans seemed to have a hint of sweet cinnamon--something unexpected and unpleasant. The sampler platter tasted as if it came from... More 

Thank wendyberm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I eat out two to three times a week. We just moved to town an decided to eat here. The service was good even though the support staff was asking if everything was ok every 2 min. This is a little over baring. We all ordered carne Asada. That's where everything went down hill. The meat was... More 

Thank Forrest R
Gladstone, Oregon
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015

We arrived at dinnertime on a weeknight and there was only one other car in the parking lot, we almost left because they looked closed. We stood at the front for a few minutes before someone noticed us, she seemed surprised we were there, not welcoming. There was a funny vibe from the two waitresses we had, maybe something was... More 

Thank Oceantoes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1424 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  The Dalles
  • Phone Number: +1 541-298-7388
Family Owned Mexican Restaurant, Large selection of Mexican Favorites & Sea Food.
Full Bar & Lottery Room
Banquet Room
Catering Weddings and Special Events
Take Out
Large Groups
Large Parking Lot
Patio Dining

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