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“Good Food Here!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arriba Tortilla - MOVED

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Arriba Tortilla
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A pleasant surprise; but first, upon entering Arriba Tortilla in East Aurora we were skeptical. Decorations reminded us of the Mexico we had visited many times in the past, but upon closer inspection we noticed the “cafeteria” quality seating. Servers, although very nice, were very slow considering the few patrons in the restaurant at the time. We decided to make the best of it and ordered the “house margaritas” to go with the complimentary fresh made chips and salsa. Chips are excellent and salsa, like spaghetti sauce, can differ with the chef or family preparing it. The quality of the margaritas tipped the scale so we did proceed to the menu. We would, however, suggest serving margaritas in margarita glasses, not Manhattan glasses. We ordered the Grilled Steak Fajitas and the Shrimp Skewers. Both were unbelievably good. Very large portions so we will enjoy the other half for lunch tomorrow. The steak fajitas were $17.42 and served with tortillas. It arrived on a sizzling hot iron server with peppers, onions and a side of guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. It was also served with a dish of rice, refried beans and corn pudding. Steak was very tender and had great flavor. The Shrimp Skewers were 11.24 and came with 3 wooden skewers of 5 shrimp each. They were wonderfully seasoned and cooked to perfection. The plate included very flavorful moist rice with pineapple salsa and jalapeno jelly. Margaritas were $4.50 each. Despite the slow start we will definitely race to this place again. We would suggest visiting Vidler's 5 & 10 in town and 10 miles away Made in America Store
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food Here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Good Food, Good Service, Good Portions But A Bit Pricey. We Will Be BacK.

I'm Not Sure Why They Wear Tie Dye, But That Does Not Effect The Food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TechieGirl44
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Milton/ON
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was our second year for the annual May 5th celebration and as before, the food was awesome. The quality is good and the servings are generous. There is always a lineup so get there early for a seat, especially on the patio.

Visited May 2013
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Thank dirtwidow
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Orchard Park, New York
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136 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING MEXICAN!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I ate here twice and the food is awesome! There are not many choices for Mexican in the WNY area but this is by far the best. The portions are very generous and tasty. I eat at Mexican restaurants world wide and this ranks right up there with some of the highest food quality and presentations I have seen. It seems the poster who gave this a poor review had some other issues with this restaurant because I assure you the food is outstanding! The "other" restaurant he was referring to in Orchard Park was a good restaurant (until it burnt down)....but food is much better at Arriba! In comparision to the "other" restaurant, the margaritas at Arriba could use a little work, they are kinda of small and weak.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 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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Thank 2ChildrenOfTheWorld
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Hamburg, New York
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It's terrible...just terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Everything wrong with a Mexican restaurant is here. Better than a frozen burrito at the local gas station but not by a whole lot. I feel sorry for the people in this area as there are no good Mexican places to eat within 50 miles since the one 7 miles from Arriba burnt down.

Visited October 2012
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Buffalo NY
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Mexican, Great Tequila”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

A comfortable, neighborhood place with good food and happy, helpful servers. Some of the typical Mexican entrees, and a surprise or two, all done well. The unexpected gem is the extensive selection of tequila from their small bar.

Visited October 2012
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Thank LenDaltonJr
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