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La Altena

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314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
(423) 266-7595
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Florida
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256 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This could be a 5 star if the location was a little more upscale. However, do not let the outside fool you, the inside is clean and comfortable. The food is superb. The Carnitas, Carne Asada and Barbacoa are great. The Margaritas are good too. The menu is substantial. This is some of the best Mexican I have ever had.... More 

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Thank Smokey1611
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. This is a favorite place for after work drinks or a quick meal. Servers are always friendly and attentive.

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Thank Carla M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Great service. Friendly staff. Best authentic Mexican food in Chattanooga. When other Latinos eat here then need you know more?!?!

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Thank L.Bruce C
Cleveland, Tennessee
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I read some reviews about this place so my sister and I decided to try this place out while we were in the area...we are Mexican so the bar is always high with Mexican restaurants...we were seated right away and the staff was friendly and attentive. The place could use some "sprucing up" but it didn't seem dirty. I ordered... More 

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Thank Daniel K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

As always, perfect Chili Rellenos! Wait staff is friendly and prompt. Food is consistent. To me this is the best Mexican restaurant within 100 miles.

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Thank Kathy H
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

With the ever growing number of Mexican dining options in town, it is becoming more difficult to stand out in the crowd. Overall these folks are super consistent in their service and menu items. Almost everything is made to order with fresh ingredients. Once upon a time, they were the only eatery in the southside. Today there are so many... More 

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

I really liked the beans and rice but did not like the fish taco. It was too spicey. The restaurant also was. Pretty run down and the doors going in were dirty which made me think the kitchen might be also. Service was pleasant and very good.

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Thank Karen G
Key Largo, Florida
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Someone's Mama must be in the kitchen. The cheese enchiladas topped with chicken have a delightful fresh red sauce. Some tacos w cherios are so good. I could go on. I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Thank ma12302013j
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Had a taste for Mexican food and decided to stop here. We were seated quick and food was brought out quick. Nice portions for price and food was good. I would go back.

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Thank Mr_Mac81
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

As far as I can tell this is the only Mexican restaurant around Chattanooga where you can get tamales, and they are so good! The margaritas are also the best I've had as well. The service is the fastest. It is inexpensive. It is simply the best Mexican restaurant in Chattanooga.

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Thank Jennifer L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: (423) 266-7595

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