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“Maybe the best Mex in Cleveland” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Altena

La Altena
Ranked #31 of 192 Restaurants in Cleveland
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cleveland, Tennessee
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230 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Maybe the best Mex in Cleveland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We finally made it over to the south side of town to try out La Altena. We're BIG fans of the La Altena in Chattanooga (I think it's the best AUTHENTIC Mexican in the greater Chattanooga area), so...anyway, we decided to check out THIS La Altena. Stopped in on a Saturday evening around 7pm and the place was packed to the door. We had to wait until a table could be cleared for us (me, wife and another couple) could get a seat.

Service, as you might expect due to the crowd, was a little on the slow side. But, we soon got waited on. The traditional salsa and chips were very good. I thought the salsa had a better flavor than what I'm used to getting at most Mexican restaurants. The menu is pretty much typical of what you would find in most U.S. Mexican restaurants. Our group each had something different but, the meals were well prepared and served quickly despite the full house.

Overall, this was a good experience and we had no complaints. Would I recommend it....absolutely. If you're on the south side of Cleveland (or, if you don't mind a few extra minutes of travel) I'd suggest you give La Altena a try!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cleveland, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great eats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We drive passed 5 other mexican restaurants to go here with our family. Fresh mexican food and good servings. Been going here several years.

Visited October 2013
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Ocoee, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Best salsa in Cleveland...not to hot...just right for me!!!! Friendly staff and great food and prices!!!

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Cleveland!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We have eaten at every Mexican restuarant in Cleveland. We've eaten at La Altena at least 6 times a month since 2008. We have never once been disappointed. The food is excellent, salsa and chips are just right, and the price is great! With beer and cheese dip and meals, we never spend over $25 for 3 people. Great deal, wonderful service, and easy location outside of Wal-Mart! Go without concern :)

  • Visited June 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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Cleveland, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fresh and flavorful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

They have great salsa, and I am vegetarian, and their grilled veggie burrito is really good. It's my favorite mexican restaurant in cleveland

Visited December 2012
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