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“Outstanding Tex-Mex!”

Barcena's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 116 Restaurants in Friendswood
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Jacksonville, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
321 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Outstanding Tex-Mex!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Eaten here about 6 times now and the place will not disappoint! I have tried everything from fajitas, enchiladas, tamales, rellenos, shrimp, queso, nachos, tacos.......all is very, very good! The salsa was excellent as well. Most nights there is live music too.....a nice touch. Will continue to come back here as its mighty good tex-mex!

  • Visited June 2013
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Alvin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Ok Food, Excellent Staff”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We decided to stop in here for dinner, and try the fajitas. The fajita meat was excellent. The pico was okay (needed more cilantro for my taste), the guacamole was okay (too much garlic), the rice was like the rice everywhere else and the beans were good. What made us all like this trip was the waiter, he was great, quick, friendly, and helpful as was the other staff. All and all it was a nice early dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Wonderful Mexican Food!!”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

I had the Mexican fajita steak and it was unbelievable. I highly recommend trying it. If I come anywhere close to here, I'll be back. I love this place!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Friendswood, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our favorite place for tex-mex”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is our absolute favorite place fo tex-mex. We have tried several menu items and are always pleased. The portions are large and the service is great! We have eaten here many times and never had a bad experience!

Visited June 2012
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Friendswood
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“Great Food Service Price”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Mexican restaurants are our first choice. We have been going to Barcenas for 10 years and it is the best overall Mexican Restaurant in the greater Houston Metro area. Yes I have been to the Ninfas and all the rest. But this restaurant serves the real Mexican food. Great tasting, large portions, and a very friendly atmosphere. You cannot miss is you eat at Barcenas, and it is very easy on your wallet.

Thank goodness for a good Mexican restaurant.

By the way this is original on Bay Area Blvd.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Kenneth F
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