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Morales Mexican Food

Mexican, Southwestern
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1001 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-4705
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have loved New Mexican entree, chips and salsa, and iced tea forever. Service is good and quick. Main advantage is in and out feeling full and at reasonable price in 20-30 minutes.

Thank EdAdventurer
Lufkin, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The best chips and salsa in town. I have tried most of the items on the menu and they are all excellent!

Thank JShuell
Forney, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I ate there while in Lufkin after reading the reviews. I myself was disappointed in the food. The prices were very low, and the chips and hot sauce were great, but that it where it ended for me. The beef and cheese enchiladas were bland and lacked any flavor. The rice also was bland, the refried beans were good. I... More 

Thank Terry M
Lufkin, Texas
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176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Morales has two locations, one in Lufkin and one on the way to Nacogdoches. I spent years hearing people talking about going here and how much they loved it and finally got the chance to visit for myself. We went for a very late lunch to the one on first street and found ourselves to be the only ones there.... More 

1 Thank Kelly K
Lufkin, Texas
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Of course we are regulars to the one out of town. The waiter is really nice and knows what we want when we walked thru the door. Food is good. The building is not new, but is clean. Really friendly place.

1 Thank Carolyn T
Bethesda, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The owner is Juanita and she and her family own Morales on 59 North and the one on First Street in downtown. Alcohol is not served at the downtown location. This is an authentic Mexican food restaurant with no frills or fancy settings. The locals frequent it because it is good food, consistent service, the best salsa and it is... More 

Thank J L
Lufkin, Texas
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have eaten here several times too many with a friend who loves to eat here and orders the same thing every time. The waiters know exactly what to bring her when she sits down. I have struggled to find anything that I thought was worth coming back for over and over. The food is bland with not a lot... More 

1 Thank plattwear
Richardson, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'vue been eating at Morales' for years and years. It has remained consistently good all these years. The location in Redland is just as good and sometimes even better than the downtown Lufkin location. Being from Nacogdoches, that makes a for a shorter drive. While the service can be iffy at times, they are extremely friendly and the food makes... More 

1 Thank Carl B
Diboll, Texas, United States
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Morales is a family owned and operated restaurant. I have been eating there for as long as I can remember. It is authentic Mexican food. It's located right on highway 59 between Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Some of the items on the menu are named for the customers that like to eat them.

1 Thank lifewithaview
Lufkin, TX
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

average tex mex, many locales love it. to me most of the food tasted the same. 2 locations one with beer

Thank jbrink4801

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-4705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: 936-634-6811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?