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Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

This used to be one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. But last night was horribly disappointing. The only thing we enjoyed was the chips & salsa. They weren't that busy but it took almost 45 min to get our meals. Husbands t-bone steak was very...overcooked and tough. I got a combo with - a Burrito, enchilada and tamale. It was awful. The first thing i noticed was that my food was barely warm. I should have sent it back but we were in a time crunch. The tamale was very thick and heavy and dry. I could barely swallow bites without a drink. The burrito and enchilada were very lack luster and drowning in sauce. The only difference in taste was one was beef and the other chicken. Not much flavor. I never received the sour cream that I ordered and by the time I saw our waitress again we had managed to force down enough of our meal that we were ready to go. Won't be back. Sidenote: Los Compas on 24 Hwy has really stepped up their service, cleanliness and food!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

There were 3 of us and our wait was only 10 minutes. We got our chips, drinks and order taken and our server was rushing us to give her our order. 45 minutes later we finally get our very simple order. During this wait, our...less than enthusiastic server came and finally told us they were slammed because people kept coming to the restaurant. Seriously? Is this not what your specific business is for? 45 minutes later our food finally arrived with apologies from a manger. To be fair they were very busy tonight and hustling in the kitchen - but communication is key. Food was good but due to service we will not be back. Serve was rolling her eyes and could care less. When she brought us our ticket she had contempt in her eyes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

I attended a birthday dinner here with friends. There were eight of us. We asked for separate checks. The staff was gracious and attentive. The portions were large; I brought half ho.e for another meal.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed April 11, 2019

we love this Mexican restaurant, the servers are always so attentive and the food is very good. 5 of us ordered our meals, ate and had a great time. When it was time to check out at the front counter, the manager on duty refused...to take a coupon we had as he said I gave it to him to late. When I ask if he would re-ring it, he told me no, they said if you come back try again. NOt very happy and someone should do something about customer service by the people taking your money.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is one of my favorite Mexican joints in Independence. The food is always good and the margaritas delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 22, 2018

The service here was excellent, and the food was average. It was not very flavorful and there was too much sauce. The salsa was good and the prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This location used to be one of our family's go-to places for inexpensive, reasonably good Mexican food in our area. After what I recently saw, we'll never go again. At our most recent visit, we were seated at a table with a direct view through...the kitchen door. Right behind the door there was a table with a large platter of raw chicken sitting on it. Over an hour later that same platter saw still sitting right there. Being that it was right next to the door into the kitchen, all kinds of staff were walking past the table, their bodies brushing the meat. I watched one wait staffer cough directly next to the platter barely bothering to get a hand within 6 inches of his mouth (shouldn't have been using hand anyway). That was enough to convince us that this place has significant laxes in food handling rule enforcement. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Great menu with a large selection. Very reasonably priced and generous portions. Above par salsa. Newly remodeled, much classier.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

It's your typical Mexican place with middle of the road prices, tons of combos, etc. Good salsa (fairly smooth, nice cilantro flavor). Good chips. Decent burrito. Not a very big burrito but good flavor (chicken). It was the special at $6.99 so I can't complain....Kids meals were $5.99. A little steep for kids I think. Two kids spent almost as much as two adults. Two kids meals and two burrito specials was $28 with tax. Good service. Friendly waiter. Pretty attentive. Didn't skimp on chips or salsa refills. I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Just good average food. Nothing stands out but a decent local of you’re craving Mexican. Salsa is good and chips are thin and normally fresh and warm.

Date of visit: January 2018
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