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“Home cooked Mexican”
Review of Los Paisas Locos

Los Paisas Locos
Ranked #60 of 456 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Fishersville, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Home cooked Mexican”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Great lunch. Homemade corn tortillas, carnitas, refried beans and fresh pico de gallo. Not fancy, but excellent food and friendly service for a fair price! Generous portions!

Visited December 2013
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Smithfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
532 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Large quantity but....”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Six of us visited recently and will not return. Food was marginal at best. Only one waitress for the small place and she doubles to check you out. Guacomole side wasn't good and very overpriced. We had many items from the menu. Fish tacos were bad, chorizo burrito was low end tex-mex. and none of this takes into account that the air con was either broken or they use a few room airconditioners of unacceptable capacity. Going in we weren't looking for Taos/Sante Fe type food but this meal didn't measure up to even the worst of the chain tex mex restaurants. Additionally there is only one table for more than four people. The restaurant configuration doesn't lend itself to create more. Children at the next table trashes the floor with salsa and it was never cleaned up. Just a poor experience all around.

  • Visited September 2013
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Kihei, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Outstanding Mexican Street Food!!!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Was driving by this place and decided to stop in to grab a bite to eat. Was totally not what I expected and was more than surprised for the good!! Really good food and large portions to be had here. Everything tasted really fresh and you could tell it was made to order. Highly recommend this place!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Newport News, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are looking for Mexican fast food, this is as authentic as you are going to get in this area. The meals are great, the wide variety of salsa's will satisfy any taste from mild to on fire.

Visited January 2013
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Newport News, Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding, authentic Mexican”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

I first happened upon Los Paisas Locos about two years ago based on a recommendation. This place doesn't look like much from the outside (or inside, quite frankly), but it cranks out amazing food. I've had their burritos and their tacos, and both are outstanding. This is not cheap, Americanized food; it is made with care and authenticity, while not pretending to be more than it is. The menu includes a number of items you won't find at most standard Mexican restaurants. I've had a lot of Mexican food and Los Paisas is among the best I've ever had (certainly the best in the Newport News area). Their salsa bar includes 8-10 varieties of homemade salsas. In terms of value, you can expect to pay around $9 for a regular burrito (which is a bit pricey to me), but the quality is really great and the portion is massive. Realistically two people could share a regular burrito and be satisfied. If you're not caught up in atmosphere, give this place a shot and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
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