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“No-frills, solid Mexican”
Review of Tlaloc

Tlaloc
Ranked #22 of 428 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Central American
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Enjoyed a good, cheap meal here. Had tacos with tongue, steak, and chorizo and was happy with all of them - the tongue was especially good. Really enjoyed the different complimentary salsas they put out with their chips as well. It might not look like much, but this place is definitely worth trying.

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1  Thank Myron M
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Totally unpretentious from the outside, totally authenic Mexican border town inside. Owner/Manager on site, excellent service and pricing. Food was uneven to say the least, I had Steak Enchiladas with Red Sauce, (4 nice size enchiladas) very good to my taste, my wife's order was bland tasting and not too hot (heat hot). All in all not a bad experience, but did not live up to our expectations based on a local reviewer's 'excellent rating'.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Tlaloc restaurant on N. Chase St. is not the restaurant pictured here. Yes, the restaurant is near a "package" (liquor) store and the highway, which is why it is something of a hidden gem in Athens. I think this is a family-run place, or it feels like one anyway. The menu is huge and everything is very cheap - there is nothing over ten dollars, and it is easy to pay less than that for a meal. I tell everyone that this restaurant offers the best mexican food in Athens. Yes, it's not inviting from the outside, but it is surprisingly welcoming inside.

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1  Thank Ilya W
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Parking is tight. The location is off the usual beaten path. The seating fills quickly at the lunch and dinner hours. There's no 'playland' for the kiddies (lots of families present). The ambiance is, uh- "ambient", and functional.
The staff are friendly and forthcoming, the service is attentive, even when they are packed.
But the food is well worth the wait. I'll repeat, this isn't fast food or fad food, the value is there. If you have a little time.
Not an expert, one trip into Mexico. Tlaloc has the usual taco, burrito-type Tex-mex and California foods. Also describes menu items as Salvadoran, and what I've had were delicious. The soups are gorgeous and generous.
Last visit with 2 other couples, everyone very happy with the experience.

I will be going back.

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1  Thank wallyhawn
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

I did not expect such authentic and soulful food in Athens. Ate there 2 nights in a row while working in town. I had the Carnitas, AlPastor, and a loroco/cheese pupusa. The Alpastor was good, but the CArnitas rocked. The salsa is very nice, with a garlic and jalapeno punch. Try the sopes, and gorditas... unavailable in Georgia not that many years ago... WHen in Athens, visit this place.. Portions, price, flavor, all amazing.

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1  Thank powerofmum
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