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“Great little Mexican place”

La Olla Mexican Cafe
Ranked #78 of 2,031 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Not a fancy place, but a good one! Liked the chips and salsa, and all of our entrees as well. The nachos were great as an appetizer. Staff was nice, and the place got really crowded as we were leaving. Yummy cheesy veggies as a side, and also liked the rice and beans. Good chile relleno, too!

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1  Thank Kellost
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Have been going to La Olla's since before it was discovered. Wait staff and owner(if they are not overwhelmed with customers-otherwise the owner/chef is busy preparing the next meal) all shower you with attention. Food is great and a little known secret is that, if you are a regular (by that I mean, if you have eaten there often), you know what their portfolio of menu items are and, if you want something that is not on the current menu and ask for it, they will make it for you-no questions asked! Portions are just right unless you order a Chimmy and then you will probably be taking part of it home in a box...even without desert...just won't have room for it.
My wife taught me to break off pieces of the Tortilla and wrap juicy bits of Carne Asada, beans etc in it as min bites...boy what a difference. The Tortilla and chips, have that home made taste and are the best.

We eat there regularly and, as others have stated, it has never failed to impress out of town guests. We love the fact that its location keeps it busy, but not so busy that you cannot get a seat most of the time with no wait.......and did I mention, they do take out. The residents of the surrounding developments of Continental Ranch etc. have learned that a call on your way home from work, has a pickup waiting for you to save you time fixing supper when you have to work late...terrific!

I will put down a date for a visit, but we eat there so regularly that almost any date will cover it.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay, the food was great for both lunch and dinner. More choicesare available for lunch. There are your traditional options and then some more unique items that we tried that tasted so good. Even the vegetable side was something new to us and tasted so goood we are trying to find a recipe. Prices were very reasonable for amount of food.

1  Thank wanttotravelmore308
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

La Olla has great food and drink. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Cheese crisp is like no other Mexican restaurant. Use of fresh ingredients is very evident.

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1  Thank smithscottb
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We liked the food and atmosphere, real Mexican cooking on real plates ( colorful ). You can get a Groupon alot of times too if you are a thrifty person.

1  Thank rich2481
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