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“A Mexican Hit!”

Papa Joe's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Westminster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Eldersburg, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Mexican Hit!”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

When my wife and I first dicovered Papa Joe's in Westminster a few years ago, the food was great, the service was wonderful, and the prices were very reasonable. We would pop in every couple of weeks and grab a nice dinner. But all that has changed! Papa Joe's has become so popular that quite often it's hard to get in. Even now that they've opened the outside seating area thanks to the warmer weather, we still had to wait 15 minutes for a table on a Wednesday evening. This place is awesome! If you like Mexican food, and you haven't tried Popa Joe's, you don't know what you're missing!

  • Visited May 2012
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Maryland
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“Nice Small Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We recently went to Papa Joe's for dinner later on a Saturday night. We found the food to be good, but not the best. The waiter was very friendly, and took good care of our group of six. The one thing that we really didn't like about Papa Joe's is that there is no place to wait. We had to stand back by the restroom and wait for our table. It was uncomfortable watching other people eat.

  • Visited April 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Great suggestion from waiter! great mexican food”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

We have visited several times and had very good service and food. Typically we order the enchiladas, tamale -which are fantastic, and fajitas. We took out-of-town family to visit and they couldn't decide what to orders. The waiter suggested the TORTA CUBANA made with HAM, STEAK, SPICY PORK, HOT DOG, yes a hotdog, fried EGG, JALAPENO, AVOCADO, ONIONS, QUESO FRESO, LETUCE AND MAYONNAISE. SERVED ON FRESH GRILLED MEXICAN BREAD. They were so very pleased with the suggestion, so many flavors, unusual yet great combinations of foods! We will see you again! We never would have ordered without the suggestion, glad they did.

  • Visited April 2012
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Westminster, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Keeps us coming back”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Papa Joe's, hands down, is the best mexican food I've eaten. The food is fantastic, service is very good and prices very fair. The addition of their outside patio extends their small dining room. Which makes a great place to sit and eat in the warmer months. I love their authentic steak tacos, with a side of guacamole, rice and beans. Portions are very generous. We love it!

  • Visited March 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
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“SO GOOD!”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

The portions are always enormous and the food is always amazing! Service is great too. We come often - highly recommend!

Visited April 2012
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