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“Eureka Springs delight”

Pepe Tacos at Casa Colina
Ranked #25 of 130 Restaurants in Eureka Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pepe Tacos at Casa Colina : Located in an 1890's era home on the top of Planer Hill, in Eureka's Historic District. We feature fresh traditional Mexican cuisine in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere. Our decks, porches, and dining rooms are further enhanced by our acres of natural wooded surroundings. Specials of the house include skewers of Grilled Steak w/ Guacamole and Mango Salsa, Aztec Boudin, and Blacken Red Snapper w/ Pineapple Salsa. Full beverage service, best Margarita's this side of the Rio Grande. We offer Happy Hour Prices from open top close.
Springdale
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57 reviews
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“Eureka Springs delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited this restaurant on a rainy day in Eureka. We wanted to eat on the Patio but because of the rain we could not. The Patio with its view would be great to eat on. The server Nick was very good and knew the menu. The Salsa was mild but when I asked for salsa with more of a kick he brought salsa with a kick but had a good taste.The kitchen staff takes pride when they serve the food and their presentation is great. Hope the patio is open the next time we visit

  • Visited September 2013
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“Below Average Tex-Mex”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

The manager of the establishment said this was authentic Mexican dining at its best. Perhaps so, if no one had ever anything else to compare it against. The rice was under cooked (still VERY hard) and the Elote (corn dish) was barley seasoned. Having ordered fajitas, the beans that came with it seemed to be straight from a can and warmed up, also without a shred of seasoning. This place does have pretty good tomato salsa for their chips, which, when this salsa was added to the various food items that weren't seasoned well, made it tolerable. It's not worth the cost. The waiter also didn't get one of our orders correct. Had asked for no cheese on a dish, yet it came covered with cheese. When it was brought to the attention of the waiter, he took the plate, and came back out from the back room about three minutes later. It was clear by seeing the white cheese lining the side of the plate that the only thing that had been done was to scrape off the cheese and re heat the dish. There's other great places in Eureka Springs to go to, please don't visit this one.

  • Visited August 2013
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JJJoy, Owner at Pepe Tacos at Casa Colina, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
This customer was not even in our restaurant. I, the owner was the only waiter with one other waitress on the floor on september 23rd. Not one guest complained the food wasn't seasoned. Additionally our fajita dishes don't come with beans.
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Cozy, inviting atmosphere where the food is delicious. Highly recommend the tacos. Servers are warm and friendly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Conway, Arkansas
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“Taking a trip to Mexico without leaving Arkansas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We visited quaint Eureka Springs looking to enjoy the weekend and the Victorian atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised going to Casa Colina, finding ourselves taking a trip to Mexico instead. Atmosphere, servers and food, all excellent. Even had a chance to meet the owners and know why it was the perfect place to eat on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy, we were told that the Bikes, Blues and Barbeque Event that took place in Fayetteville was bringing all the motorcycle traffic into the city, adding nothing but more energy to the entire town. We had a bit of a wait however were taken very good care of by Arlen and the rest of the staff. As soon as our table was ready, we were seated, ordered and had our dinner brought to us within 15 minutes. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a relaxing and tasty break from walking the shops in Eureka Springs.

  • Visited September 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

I did like the ambience of the restaurant. The food wasn't the best. I love mexican food but this wasn't to my liking. The server Nick was pleasant. He's a great waiter. It wasn't busy the day we went (it was a Monday evening) so that made it enjoyable.

Visited September 2013
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Thank cilla0306
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JJJoy, Owner at Pepe Tacos at Casa Colina, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Some guests are looking for a Tex-Mex experience. We are not Tex -Mex, fast, or cheap. If you are looking for a genuine unique Mexican dining experience we are your restaurant. We use only the finest ingredients and prepare our food items from scratch. Our facility is upscale casual and their is not another restaurant like ours to be found anywhere this side of the Rio Grande. Our guests travel from Tulsa, Springfield, Little Rock and beyond just to dine with us.
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