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“The Whole Encilada”

Los Compas Taqueria & Mexican
Ranked #76 of 315 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The salsa for the table was odd and spicy, but the more I ate it the more I really liked it. The enchiladas were excellent. This is a good solid Authentic/Tex-Mex restaurant. If you think El Chico is great mexican food this is probably not the place for you, and it does not offer much for atmosphere, but I enjoyed the food and the service and would definitely go again.

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1  Thank JasonF440
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We chose this restaurant out of the many Mexican restaurants in Galveston based on all the fabulous reviews online. We had fairly high expectations for the food.

Unfortunately, we were disappointed. We are vegetarian, so we asked for vegetarian recommendations, but they didn't really have any. So, we ordered nachos and gorditas with veggies to share.

The nachos were the worst nachos I've ever eaten, and I eat Mexican pretty frequently. They essentially put some tortilla chips on a plate, dumped on a can of beans, and heated processed liquid cheese on top (not sure if it was Cheese Whiz, but that's what it tasted like). It was really gross.

The gorditas were decent, but we were only given one knife with which to cut them, and we weren't given any plates, so we had to eat from the serving dish and share our knife. When we wanted service from the waitress, we had to go find her at the counter to get her attention. The restaurant was not busy; only one other table of customers while we were there.

Overall, it was just a really disappointing experience. I would not eat here again.

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3  Thank songbook
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were hungry after a day on the beach and wanted something quick. Had carry out fro Los Compas. It was fabulous. The chips and salsa were heated. The fish tacos were grilled with a tasty cream sauce and slaw in the shell. We will be sure to visit them on the next trip to Galveston

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Returned after being away for a while. Didn't seem to have changed much despite H. Ike. Food was good and filling. Waitress was pleasant. Atmosphere was a little down-at-the-heels. It was a good lunch.
But, if this is the best Mexican food on the island, there's no particularly great Mexican food on the island. Having tried them all, I'd say, yep, that's about right.

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1  Thank danny w
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

The breakfast "bronco" burritos are the best! Locals love this place. Owners are always on habd and service is fast and friendly.

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Thank L A
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