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“A terrific gem”
Review of Lone Star Taqueria

Lone Star Taqueria
Ranked #36 of 1,406 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Amherst, NH
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A terrific gem”
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside, looks a little like a dive, but the food is terrific. I'm not a big fan of Mexican, but for this place I make an exception. The portions are large, very reasonably priced, and the place always seems full of happy eaters. It's nice to find a place that has good food, is local and not a franchise, and hasn't tried to go big.

Visited April 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What a great dive!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you like tacos, I mean if you really like tacos...
Lone star is a grungy-looking (albeit clean) dive with a flattened-tire junker outside that is held together by the many bumper stickers that cover it. But inside there are really, really good tacos. Fish, pork, chicken and beef all deeply flavored like the best that Mexico has to offer. This is so very much NOT a Taco Bell! The juices run down your arms and the tortillas are grittily fresh. Nachos are warm and appear to be double fried to a dark crispness. Don't think about the calories, just eat! The taste will linger in your mouth and remind you of the great beaches south of Ensanada Chica those many years ago.

  • Visited April 2013
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Flat Rock, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“LOVE this place!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great prices, great food and excellent service! I cannot say a bad thing about this place! Everything I have tried has been really good! From the outside, you might pass this place up - but I say stop in! Parking can be a tad tricky but spots usually open pretty quickly.

  • Visited October 2012
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Solid Mexican food at a GREAT price”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Many times you see restaurants that are featured on various food shows. I read that this place made it on DDD on the FoodNetwork. So you know it's either going to be really good or a real disappointment.
Well the good news is it was really good. Four of us had the fish tacos and my wife and son had the pork/beef burrito and pork/beef taco, respectively.
As you probably figured out from my opening statement, the food was terrific. Freshly made, all our orders were flavorful and very satisfying. And for the cost, it is an absolute bargain.
If you want really solid Mexican food, I would highly recommend this joint.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Cool place with great food. Loved it! Parking is bit of a nightmare. It's warm and sunny so very fun to eat outside by their shark car.

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