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Mexican, Southwestern
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13130 Kingston Ave, Chester, VA 23836-5725
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a TREAT!!! The staff was so gracious and inviting, and fun to "joke around with"!!! The food was not only delicious, but authentic!!! After driving for 8 hours in horrendous traffic, it was a terrific way to settle down and unwind before walking back to the hotel and watching a movie and doing it all again tomorrow!!! Thank you... More 

Thank SusanMillerKelly
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cannot say enough! We all loved it . Staying at Hyatt next door on way back to Florida. Family owned great people. Great food! Great Bar. Make sure you go.

Thank Paul S
North Massapequa, New York
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nestled in a small shopping center, not a huge restaurant, but a great cozy atmosphere and good food, reasonably priced. Very good margaritas

Thank kelly V
Anderson, Indiana
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was kinda small, but the food did not disappoint. Wait staff was friendly, and prices were what you would expect (not expensive). The margaritas were fantastic!!!

Thank WheelsUp70
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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219 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a two minute drive or a slightly longer sidewalk-less walk from the Marriott Residence Inn. The food was good, margaritas large and the service just ok. The portions were large so we took home a couple of doggie bags. Overall, we would eat here again if in the area.

Thank Graciedottie
Vero Beach, Florida
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194 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The restaurant was suggested to us so we decided to give it a shot. The décor is typical strip mall Mexican restaurant but the food was much better! The chips and salsa were above average and the steak tacos were outstanding. very well seasoned steak and great tortillas. The guacamole was average but the enchiladas were packed full and very... More 

Thank John S
The Villages, Florida
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I had a bean burrito and it was plenty for me - bought a doggie bag home. My granddaughter had the arroz con bollo (chicken and rice) she said it was so good. I had wine she had soda and we Left with two boxes. Authentic Mexican, no. But we think better Than the other Mexican in the area. Fast... More 

Thank Brenda B
New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Godawful, dumbed-down "Mexican" food that I would maybe, maybe feed a dog. If I didn't like the dog. Horrible margaritas, obviously made from a mix, not the "fresh lime juice" as described; they tasted like glass cleaner. I felt bad for this place when a Taco Bell opened right in front of it, but the gods of Mexican cuisine were... More 

Thank Clynelish
Chilhowie, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The food here is amazing, right beside of the Hyatt Place in Chester/ Richmond area. Service was quick and great. If you love Mexican food you need to try this place if your in the Chester/ Richmond area.

Thank pamelasue1209
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Let me start by saying I am spoiled when it comes to good Mexican food, ya'll. In Orlando, they just do it right! I have to give them credit for there strong margaritas, they're huge and only $5.50! However, the food is just so-so in my opinion. I got my go-to a taco salad... the chicken they used was pulled,... More 

Thank Carly G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13130 Kingston Ave, Chester, VA 23836-5725
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 804-530-2787

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