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“Like Mamacita Used to Cook..”

Alejandra's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 287 Restaurants in Visalia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Arroyo Grande, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Like Mamacita Used to Cook..”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We hit downtown Visalia late after a day of business seminars, looking for Mexican food in this heavily Latino area. We lucked out when we rolled up to Alejandra's thirty minutes before closing, and were cheerfully greeted and given chips and fresh, delicious salsa. This friendly attitude was evident in all the wait staff, we soon learned. This warm summer eve we chose to sit outside in the patio adjacent to the tree-laden sidewalk. This must be quite the people-watching spot when the sun is still up! Not being extremely hungry we ordered a la carte, with a couple of cold beers, served in icy mugs.. My bride had a trio of beef taquitos that came with guacamole and sour cream, accompanied by a cup of the albondigas soup, that she (who excellently makes this dish herself) said was very good, and I had an enchilada Suiza, cheese-filled, with the same condiments, and a little salad on the plate. Our server, José, was very attentive, even though we were way out on the patio. During and after the meal we chatted with him in Spanish and English. It was delightful! If we ever go back through Visalia to visit the Sequoias (after all, Visalia is their "Gateway"!) we will definitely revisit Alejandra's.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Visalia, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic Mexican Quisine”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our town teems with Mexican restaurants. Alejandra's is a local favorite. The food is very good. Patio dining available.

Visited August 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
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3 restaurant reviews
“Super food and drink at a very reasonable price!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very crowded when we arrived, good sign that it's popular. Bartender was working alone but still got my "special" margarita right and it was worth the wait! The food was excellent. Great find after being in Sequoia NP all day! Would definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Great Find”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were in town for business and we asked a local for a good Mexican Restaurant
we were given directions to Alejandra's. Staff were great the place was buzzing at lunch, food was excellent, they have a full bar inside, and we sat outside on the patio.

  • Visited May 2013
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Placerville, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Fiesta Time!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Every time I work in Visalia, I make it a point to visit Alejandras on Main St.

Start with the perfect salsa, (hard to find) then choose a main dish....any dish!!! From the largest Chile Relleno this side of Mexico to the Vegetarian Burrito. Awesome food!

  • Visited June 2013
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