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La Olla Mexican Cafe

#77 of 1,568 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8553 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520-579-0950
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Florida City, Florida
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told about this place. They told us it is family owned and they had lived in New Mexico and felt this was the best they had had of Mexican fare. We totally agree. Dishes I had not heard of, so very wonderful that we have to go back tonight! Love this place. Be ready for tables and booths... More 

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Thank Rupie6
Marana, Arizona
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in Marana for a number of years, eat out frequently, and just recently heard of La Olla. We went for a late lunch. Chips were still warm; thin and crisp. Salsa was fresh with enough heat to satisfy husband but not too much for me. We had a small order of nachos with chicken and they were the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Perfect as always, never disappoints. I highly recommend this great neighborhood restaurant to couples, families and their visitors!

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Thank B. B
Marana, Arizona
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

La Olla is a gem of a dining place in Marana. The menu often features entrees that you would not find in most Mexican restaurants. The service is excellent. I definitely would recommend La Olla.

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Thank Carol H
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Always a good meal here.Go early or wait awhile.This place is tiny with big plates of tasty Mexican fare.Family atmosphere with nice service.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Constantly Changing
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We are fairly recent residents of the area, and this was our first visit to La Olla. The food, was good, above average fare. The portion size was excellent and the service was good. We will definitely return in the future.

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Auburn, Washington
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317 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were here on a busy Thursday night. Rather than wait for a table we ate at the bar. Our food was served promptly and was tasty. We found the chicken taco salad to be a bit more moist than we prefer but it was full of delicious chicken.

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Thank Ellen4719
Maryland
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has your typical Mexican dishes and all four of us liked our food. It was not gourmet or fancy but tasty and filling. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was pleasant but plain and very clean. Plates were very pretty and food was presented attractively. We sat in a booth but there were tables too that could be put together... More 

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chicago
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Authentic Mexican food. Absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced! I am gluten free and they were very attentive to my needs. I can't say enough good things about our meals!

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Thank dmckmac
Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

La Olla offers several luncheon items at a discounted price over the standard menu and can see why they have a large lunch crowd with their reasonable prices. The waitress was very helpful with recommendations. Looking for a Mexican resturant at the north end of Tucson check La Olla out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8553 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-579-0950

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