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La Esperanza

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12th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965
+1 606-248-0901
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've never had a problem here! awesome food, friendly service,cheap for the huge plate of food!! Pollo loco is a must!

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Thank Webblove0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is great, service is fast and I never sit with an empty glass. The place ALWAYS has customers at all times of the day or evening. The price are good as well.

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Thank Laurie M
Middlesboro, Kentucky
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We had our business meeting lunch there and there were 15 of us. We never ran out of anything thanks to their great wait staff. Always nice and friendly and food came out piping hot. I eat here every time I'm in town. Chicken Soup is awesome. Give it a try. Great food at a fair price

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Thank rentalwill
Viareggio, Italy
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287 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Nice, solid Mexican. Big portions, a bit greasy and therefore filling food. Good for traveller or people passing trough or hikers for a nice burst of energy!

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Thank Naturalchoice
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Were met at the door and drink orders taken the moment we were seated. Dining was casual and kid friendly.The menu is massive and a little confusing, but they can help you get any combination that you want. Meal was promptly served. Food was fresh with great flavor and portions were huge. Staff was friendly and kept loaded with beverages.... More 

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Thank Bobby J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This little place has the best Mexican food in the area. the staff is friendly and service is quick. The price is very good.

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Thank Tony S
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

So me and my wife came here for dinner. I had the chicken and beef fajitas and she got the chimichanga and we got a cup of queso cheese to go with our nachos. We were both delighted and our food came out insanely quick for what we ordered. Our server was friendly and very good. Would totally recommend this... More 

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Thank Will M
Chattanooga
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Yes there was a lot of food Ordered a combo and each thing tasted exactly the same. Nothing in them but a lot of seasoned beef. Scant amounts of cheese. Overall unimpressed

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Thank Hendo1cote
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84 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We chose a Mexican restaurant near Cumberland gap thinking that we could get something healthy to eat. Bad idea. Or maybe we made the bad choices. We picked two of the specials that sounded OK, one with spinach and chicken. We got two huge plates of fat and salt-laden food. The "spinach" was a few green flecks floating in a... More 

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Thank Wendy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

very friendly staff and offers sporting events every day on 3 television sets and be sure if its your birthday to try the fried ice cream!

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Thank Justin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Middlesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 606-248-0901

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