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La Colonia

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212 S Houston Ave, Livingston, TX 77351-3504
(936) 327-3918
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Great service and food! Friendly staff. Kid friendly. We'll be back! Great prices! Good salsa, excellent refried beans, very tasty rice, great beef enchiladas

Thank Barbara K
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I eat here almost once a week on the weekend because they serve breakfast all day. The food is good and the owner and staff are courteous and friendly. A great family-run small business!

Thank Mary P
Livingston, Texas, United States
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a small typical Mexican Restaurant on a very busy highway. If you have ever spent any time in Mexico or Central America you will appreciate this place if you are expecting a fancy place you will be disappointed. The food or in my case Fajita Plate was disappointing as the Beef was tough and the other accompaniments were... More 

Thank Robert J
Crosby TX
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped on a Sunday morning to get breakfast tacos. They were delicious, generous with the stuffings, homemade tortillas, and good salsa. The prices are very reasonable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We will go back again, maybe for lunch or dinner.

Thank crosbymaw
Jonesboro, La
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

La Colonia is the only place in Livingston Texas that I experienced (Authentic) food made from scratch. The food is prepared fresh daily and is delicious. The special ingredients in each dish served is pride and love. The service is great and the Chef is willing to cook any additional item that you request as she is more than capable... More 

Thank Renee S
Livingston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Stale chips, bland salsa started our meal. I had ground beef enchiladas the tortilla was thick, the beef was not seasoned. Maybe it was a bad night, based on previous reviews we thought this would be better experience.

Thank Texasoba T
League City, Texas
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Trip advisor reviews let me down on this one. Chips thick and cold, salsa thin and weird. My son and I had cheese enchiladas. The sauce, what little there was, had a vaguely sweet taste. Rice ok. Instead of beans we got shredded lettuce and a sliced tomato. My husband got the barbacoa which he said was ok. There appeared... More 

1 Thank Cheri R
Livingston, Texas
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2014

The owner really tries to please. This is a very small place and is a typical Mom and Pop place with a very good variety of food. You could easily think that you were back in Mexico or anywhere in Central America. The food is hot and tasty and if you want something extra then they really do try to... More 

Thank Robert j
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews I couldn't wait to try this place but I must say I was disappointed. From the chips and salsa that were so so (The salsa was blah) to the taco salad that was pretty good but nothing amazing. I was hoping for more but can't say I found it. The service was also not that great. Once... More 

Thank Katy R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

I just stopped in to get a bit of supper while I was in town. I was craving some good Mexican food and BOY was I surprised! This little place does not look like a fancy restaurant but the food was some of the best I have ever had! The beans and rice which I rarely ever eat were wonderful!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Houston Ave, Livingston, TX 77351-3504
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: (936) 327-3918

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