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“Mixed Menu, good Tex Mex!”
Review of Dona Julia's

Dona Julia's
Ranked #49 of 453 Restaurants in Lakeland
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Cafe
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a small, tight restaurant. It appears to have started as a bar as it is long and takes up 1/3 of the restaurant space. No happy hour! Can get pretty crowded. The menu is very diverse and not just Mexican. It has many American options including breakfast. On my Enchilada plate I was able to order black beans (for a change fee) instead of refried. I do not think they had Charo beans. I also ordered onions on my plate (also for a fee). Their sauce is very addictive and tasty, chips typical fare. The Margarita was ok at best and needed another shot of Tequila. The food here is good, I just dont like being "nickled and dimed" for every change or extra small request. I do plan to go back as there is limited Tex Mex in this area thus not much competition.

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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I can't recall the name of my dish but it was very good! Melted Cheese ground beef wrap with a tasty sauce. With so much wonderful Latin food around its hard to stand out. We've only eaten here once...it was packed with loyal customers....so we will be back!!

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Always feel welcomed. Small restaurant but lots of food. Kids big or small can find anything to eat. Surprise is their breakfast, a grilled biscuit melts in your mouth. Portions are great.

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

The food is very good, they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We normally go for breakfast, and the place is always packed!!!

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Thank Ellie W
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I only have had breakfast here. The wait staff is always great, really top notch. I am a semi-regular, so they know what I order. Trust me, the star here is the homemade salsa, real cilantro is floating in it--watch out for the green salsa, it is really hot. Lately, I am wondering if there is a problem in the kitchen because the food prep has become uneven. Last time I was there, I really couldn't eat my eggs even though I gave specific instructions about how I wanted them cooked. I am taking a break.

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