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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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262 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

My server seemed overwhelmed, I don't know if this was because of training or staffing. It took so long for her to show up I was actually about to leave. I can't tell if I didn't get the tamale I ordered or if the food was so bland it was unrecognizable from the enchiladas. I won't be back.

Thank Guy H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great family restaurant in the Longview area. Awesome Mexican food and very minimal wait if a wait at all

Thank Greg J
North Port, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We found this place by accident when passing through about 13 years ago. We made a point of stopping there again a few years later, still great. We finally got to go there again on our way home from a long road trip. The waitress told us we were lucky because they recently did a lot of renovations. It is... More 

Thank nevadatraveler13
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We at there for dinner this evening and were very happy with the quality of our food and the wonderful service we received. The food was fresh and the portion sizes were large. I got full and still took 1/2 off mine home for tomorrow's lunch. I got the build your own combo with chicken and cheese enchiladas (half with... More 

Thank kyrealtor1
Longview, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The atmosphere is great. The food is Tex Mex at it's best. Staff is friendly and the chips are the best in town.

Thank RKC2406
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298 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Not being familiar with Longview, we went here mistakenly thinking they were part of the Pappa's chain. WRONG. Ok, our mistake, one they quickly confirmed. The service was good but the food was almost bland. The retried beans had no texture at all. The beef enchiladas were soggy but chicken fajitas were tasty. I have had worse, but I have... More 

Thank Pam W
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Good food and usually a friendly staff. Restaurant is and older establishment but is kept in good repair. Food quality is consistent across the menu. Always tasty menu items with good hot sauce and chips

Thank Shotgundanz
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Food is always good and wait staff is always friendly and helpful lots of seating and great atmosphere

Thank larrystiner
Marshall, Texas
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while shopping. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Menu is fairly extensive but not confusing. You get plenty to eat and it's very tasty. Will definitely return.

Thank pjg55
Longview, Texas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I just don't get it I guess. There seems to be an acceptance of sloppy, bland Mexican food here just because it is an "institution". I have given it a fair shot by having tacos, burritos, enchiladas and all the traditional sides and I finally give up. Everything tastes the same, the quality of food is substandard and it all... More 

Thank JDFgirl

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Longview
  • Phone Number: 903-663-1700

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