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La Unica Tortilleria

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1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lufkin, Texas
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a Tex-Mex eatery, but excellent real tasty Mexican food. They have the best enchiladas in the world!

Thank Ogletreez
Lufkin, Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you are a Mexican food lover, you will LOVE LaUnica. My personal favorite is their tamales but their beans, rice, Guacamole, & chips are also delicious. Oh, and the tamales are always ready at 6:00 am if you have family over. It's a great Sunday dinner after church.

Thank jandlcryer
Lufkin, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Let's face, this is Texas and we know know Mexican food. I have had tamales all over this state, but the very best are right here in my hometown, Lufkin! Handmade by the sweetest people and served by the best family and staff! They are not exactly on the busiest, easiest to locate path, but it's definitely worth the effort... More 

Thank rinksbaby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The atmosphere is clean and very greeting.The food is great if you want a great mexican food of any kind. I love the combination platter if you can eat it all and their tamales are the best in town. They also have great breakfast as well. The prices is affordable

Thank Linda T
Lumberton, Texas
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We visit Lufkin often and a friend recommended this place. The chips are great and so if the queso. We will definitely be back.

Thank Megan W
Round Rock, Texas
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106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Found this restaurant by asking a local for a recommendation. I was not disappointed! The food was great and served promptly. Friendly staff. Order at the counter and it's delivered to your table.

Thank Ken M
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The best beans and rice I have ever tasted in a restaurant. It is home cooking, manufactured. The staff churns out food from 5 am till after dinner. With hot food ready to go, a full sit down menu, fountain drinks, aqua frescas, and bottled drinks you are good to go! The family run restraint always has a welcoming feel... More 

Thank LumiLove
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here since we were stopping to buy tamales. The service was quick, the portions were large and the flavor was very satisfying. There was a continuous line if people getting take out. Popular place. I would have given it 5 stars but I found the salsa to bea bit bland.

Thank mccarthyde
Lufkin, Texas
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The only place in Lufkin I go to get fresh handmade tamales!! They have quite the menu, I've had the Caldo de Res (which is amazing), ranch steak, tamales, & of course breakfast tacos!! Everything I've had was fresh and delicious! My go to for Mexican food. I prefer the original location on Raguet street (it's a small little place... More 

Thank Stacey F
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm a bit of a tamale snob. LA Unica has some of the best tamales I have eaten. Don't let the location and decor scare you away.

Thank mccarthyde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: 936-632-1680
Looks like a hole in the wall but has awesome, authentic Mexican food. Real Mexican - not Tex-Mex. Generous portions - open breakfast, lunch and dinner. We visit Lufkin once in a while and each time eat here more several times each visit.

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