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“Best authentic Mexican food around Gainesville”
Review of La Tienda Latina

La Tienda Latina
Ranked #16 of 576 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Newberry, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best authentic Mexican food around Gainesville”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Simply the best and only authentic Mexican food near Gainesville. Lunch here was excellent although prices were on the high side. This is normal for the Gainesville area. All food is overpriced for the most part considering it is a college town and should cater to lower budget college living. I would definitely recommend the food here to everyone and I will be back. Chips and salsa cost extra this could be free and they would earn the extra star.

1 Thank michael s
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  • English first
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wow Wow Wowee”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

You can believe the other reviews....this place is excellent and I'd be a regular if I lived in Gainesville.

This is my kind of restaurant - inexpensive and excellent food. Very few items are over $8.

We went with "plate" entrees, which include meat, yellow rice, refried beans and three tortillas. Since I don't care for refried beans, I like that you can substitute fried plantains for a nominal surcharge (30 cents). I've not seen a number of their plates at any other "Mexican" restaurant.

I had Chile Colorado - grilled steak bits with onions in a spicy red sauce. And that sauce did have a nice bite!

MY wife had "Costillas de Puerco"- pork rib chunks in a green tomatillo sauce. The meat came right off the bone and the sauce was very good.

There is small charge for chips and salsa but one order will take easily take care of two people.
They've got a cooler with many Mexican soft drinks, including Mexican Coke.

You order at the register but food is brought to your table. Service was good.

Their menu is online at: http://latiendagainesville.com/menu.html

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Travel_Grognard
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Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Mexican food! Fast, friendly service! Kids menu. All of the food is reasonably priced and yummy! LOVE the chips and queso!!!

1 Thank Gabrielle F
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Gainesville, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

One of the best Mexican food in Gainesville. The friendly and fast service, and the food is flavorful. The only place I can get tacos de lengua. So yummy!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank EChang42
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional and totally authentic Mexican food”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great Mexican food in modest surroundings. Food outstanding, service just fine, ambiance unpretentious. Great variety of meat fillings including chivo (pulled goat barbecue), Cabeza (beef cheeks), and Lengua (beef tongue), rarely seen elsewhere. Really Mexican, not Tex-Mex. Daily specials of classic and gourmet Mexican dishes.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Carl1933
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