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“Funky environment with funky good food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tijuana Flats - CLOSED

Tijuana Flats
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: The "Anything Goes" approach to food, wall art, hot sauce & life in general.
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Funky environment with funky good food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I was looking for a quick lunch place, but I didn't want the same old boring sandwich. I happened on this place, and fortunately I found a winner.

This is a casual dining Mexican restaurant. You order at the counter, and then they bring you your food a short while later. (I would guess it took about 5-minutes.) The place is busy and noisy, but that fits the food, decor, and staff perfectly.

I was there on a Tuesday and selected the daily special: Taco Tuezday. (Yes I think it was spelled with a Z.) That got me two tacos, a side of chips with queso dip, and a drink for $5. What a deal! Plus it was good! I had the crunchy beef taco with all of their standard topping except black olives. The tacos were BIG, probably twice the size of a typical restaurant or grocery store taco shell. The side of chips and queso tasted fresh and warm.

You also can select various hot sauces from their sauce bar. They probably have about a dozen different ones with heat ranges from mild to killer hot. I tried three different sauces varying from mild to medium and thought they were all unique, enjoyable, and with the right amount of heat. You will want to try several.

I learned this is a regional chain, so I would hope their other stores would be of a similar quality. I am definitely going back!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darryl D
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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thanks for the review, @DoubleD_Uk90! We're glad you enjoyed the funkiness and hope you come back soon!
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English first
Level Contributor
63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great fresh salsa and ingredients. Want one where I live!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. Going to request one in our area. The chicken burritos was excellent.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ACraigH2Oskier
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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thanks for the review, @acraigh20skier! We're glad to hear the service was good and your burrito was excellent!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“First timers, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

We came for the first time and loved. I would even consider opening a franchise at home, it was so good.

Enjoyed the burritos and the chips/salsa were great

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank BoilerDan93
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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thanks for the review, @BoilerDan93! We're happy to hear you loved it your first time, and are thrilled you want one in your hometown!
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Barrie, Canada
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Looking for someplace to eat and ran across this mexican stop. Not an attractive place to eat but interesting...but the food was great! Had the salad in a taco bowl and nachos and they were delicious. Prices reasonable and staff friendly. Recomend for a late night nibble, or for a good mexican plate.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Janette M
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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thanks for the review, Janette. Tijuana Flats appreciates it and hopes you come eat with us soon!
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Greenville, SC
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“OMG soooo Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Staff was very friendly & helpful...the Fish tacos were excellent and it
was fun to try as many of tha sauces as we could.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Joey29615
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TijuanaFlats, Public Relations Manager at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thanks for the feedback, Joey! We're glad you enjoyed the fish tacos and hot sauces. Come back soon!
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