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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly
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4.7 miles from Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
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Reviewed March 29, 2021 via mobile

In downtown Jacksonville such a wonderful treat to have such a clean, friendly, tasty, and filling meal and very reasonable prices. The vegetarian delight was very filling and delicious. The chili reminiscent was perfect—deep fried and served with a lovely cheese sauce This will be...a repeat visit next time we are here!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Order with some co workers from Grub Hub. Half of our order was missing. Call the driver he said he didn't have it. Call the restaurant several times and no one answered. Had to go to restaurant to get the rest of our food as...we where starving. They had part of my order sitting on the counter and stated that the driver forgot it. It wasn't even bagged so really they didn't give it to the driver. They put up a fuss at first but did end up giving me all my missing items. From what I understand this is not the first time they have messed up an order from our office. The lady at the restaurant told me I just need to come pick up my orders. Basic run of the mill cheap Mexican food. Nothing special.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 30, 2019

Arrived about 1 PM, on a Saturday. Many tables were open, but also many tables needed to be cleared/ cleaned. The staff seemed to be in short supply, as we had to get the attention of the hostess/ register attendant to clear a table. She...cleared a table for us, and we were seated. Friends arrived, and we became a party of four. Had to get the hostess/ register attendant, again, so that we could order our meals. After a lengthy time interval, three of the four meals arrived at our table. Unfortunately, one of the three orders was incorrect. After another lengthy time interval, the corrected meal was provided, as was the fourth meal. The food was good. I had the El Pancho Villa [with chile con carne and burrito]. Very good! Note: the chile con carne is very spicy! Noted the following about our visit: - The staff seemed to be short-handed, as the hostess was also working as the register attendant and a waitress. And, the cook and dishwasher were doubling as a waiters. Note: the waitress and waiters were servicing customers both inside and outside [covered area adjacent to the building] the restaurant. - Incorrect meal orders were provided to a few other customers. - The hostess/ register attendant/ waitress did not seem well-suited for any of her functions, on this day. She seemed to have trouble at the register, and prioritizing requirements for servicing customers. The food was good, and we might visit this establishment again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch, specials run from around $6.50 to 8.50 and include the full spectrum of standard Mexican fair. Mexican and American beers are 2 for $5 after 2pm. Food is better than most of the chain outfits, but average for decent Mexican restaurants....They got extra star for great service and ample portions. Ambience is quaint and functional. Will be back, better than most around here for the price point.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Very disappointing. Two hard tacos with stale shells and burrito soaking in juice. The first time was good but the next 2 times went down hill. I probably will go somewhere else next time I crave Mexican.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Hola is our go to restaurant when we have a craving for Mexican food. The food is really good, plentiful and the prices can’t be beat. The only downside is I think they don’t have a license for liquor. They do serve margaritas but if...you ask for a shot of tequila it’s not available. Not to worry though their margaritas aren’t that good but their beer is ice cold. Note: their salsa is mild if you want to kick it up ask for mas picante por favor. Mix the two, the picante salsa will bring tears to your eyes.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Very good Mexican Food. Probably been there two dozen times. Service sometimes a little slow but food is good and a lot of it. Parking is good. Love the Enchiladas

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

I try the guacamole almost every I go that has it and can’t find any that’s better then at Hola. I always get the California burrito or carnitas and have never been disappointed. Service is quick friendly. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Just passing through town and craved Mexican food. Excellent chips and salsa. Tasted very fresh. Enchiladas supreme was delicious! Highly recommend this place!!

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Old fashion but awesome. Love the nachos. Happy Hour is awesome and the drinks too. Price is good too.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Came here for lunch for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised. There had been at least two other Mexican restaurants in this building, neither one of which was all that good, which was why they're not here. A co-worker and I came here...for lunch and the lunch specials featured lots of food, good prices, and FAST FAST service. They also have free tortilla chips and salsa. And, unlike any other place I've been to, they give you extra small bowls of salsa so you don't have to worry about DOUBLE DIPPING! The chips are home made and not super salty, like bagged chips. We had barely begun to dip into the chips when our entree's arrived. I ordered a Puerto Vallarta, which was a burrito, enchilada , and soft taco (sub for hard shell), minus tomatoes and onions, so they had to prep it special. It was all good and done right. My co-worker ordered a dish with an enchilada, taco, beans and rice. Both dishes were $7 and change and neither of us finished. I've been eating Mexican (well, Tex-Mex) for almost 50 years and this was a great experience. Check out the menu on line.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Went on a group excursion and was never more disappointed in Mexican Food. Happy that I just ordered a taco. My partner ordered an enchilada that had nothing to accompany it like lettuce, tomato, sauce, etc. It looked like a deep fried thing that was...about 7 inches long. The margarita drinks served were neon in color. The salsa must have come out of a jar. We think that the toppings for the enchilada went to another table and that person at them even though they had another plate for their fajitas. The waiter never brought any back or bothered to see if anyone at our table needed anything.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Hola is a nice little Mexican restaurant in Jacksonville. If you want decent Mexican served hot and fast, at a good price, this is it. The restaurant is small, dated, and kind of cramped, but you will always find a decent crowd here, including businessmen...and construction workers. Typical lunch is $7-9. Good size parking lot, so parking is convenient and free. Easy to be in and ouy in less than an hour.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

After hearing such good reviews from friends about Hola Mexican Restaurant. We decided to try it ourselves. The place is small and in old stucco building that has been several different restaurants in the past. The building is probably close to a hundred years old....It is also in the middle of downtown Jacksonville in the Springfield section. We started our meal with the traditional nachos and salsa. The nachos were warm and the salsa was just right with a slight bite. My friend had a couple large beef tacos and a side order of creamy refried beans with cheese on top. I had the fried chili relleno , beef burrito and beef quesadilla. They use a very nice red sauce on the burrito and a delicious cheese queso sauce on top my chile relleno. Is a nice change from the different places that we had been going to which were all chain type restaurants. This is when this one independently owned. Yes we will be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Good local place in Springfield. I had chile rellenos hubby and had a beef burrito. Food was awesome service could be more professional. Our waitress dropped our Togo boxes on the ground right in front of us then picked them up and still gave them...to us! We didn't say anything but the sanitary factor should have been common sense.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Hola Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4