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“The best Mexican food within 25 miles radius” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Papa Joe's Mexican Restaurant

Papa Joe's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Westminster
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hampstead, Maryland
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174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“The best Mexican food within 25 miles radius”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

The outside seating was full on a beautiful Wednesday, we settled for a table inside. The waitstaff were polite and prompt with our order. Sangria was the best, I wish they would sell them by the bottle, because it was pricey by the glass. My favorite dish is Chili relleno, I was not impressed with their version, the chili was not whole, it was flat but the taste was right on. The carne asada was tasty, the right seasoning, garnished with grilled jalopenos. The servings were pretty generous. I wonder if they serve flan! I would go back again, probably a bit earlier or before 5pm to get an outside seating.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the best of its kind!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Papa Joe's is truly a unique, yet common joe experience. Their food is top shelf good, atmosphere rich in color, great service, and perhaps the best Mexican restaurant for miles around.

The fajitas are smothered in a rich cream sauce that will blow you away! If the placed had not been packed with people I would have licked the fajita skillet!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampstead, Maryland
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is some of the best mexican food I have ever had.. Monday night is salsa bar night... not to be missed. The fajita's are the best ever.

Visited August 2012
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Thank kristi253
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Decent food for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Being a local I can say that this place is always busy, but is small in size so seating is limited. The place is noisy and can get very loud. The prices are average and the portions are perhaps minimally larger than most. The greeter will meet you fast but the waiter can at times be slow.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dagnarus365
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Westminster, Maryland
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lively Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Papa Joe's Mexican restaurant has a lively feel to the place with busy, active colors and decorations, and almost gives the feeling of a Mexican sports bar without the TV's. I ordered my favorite, chicken fajita, and was surprised to find it covered wth a creamy sauce. Not what was used to, but I gave it a try. I was disappointed that it smothered the taste of the chicken, onion, an pepper. I didn't like that it even hid the look of the separate ingredients. My husband tried the enchilada, and again he felt the dish was one-taste, hard to distinguish any real flavor. They do offer, extra price, a variety of appetizer salsas and have a fairly large menu offering for such a small place. W did not order drinks, just soda, but the place seems to call for drinking to boost the lively spirit. A young people's, party time atmosphere. We decided not to return but are sure the right crowd really appreciates this place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fay F
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