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“Outstanding Hidden Little Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Olla Mexican Cafe

La Olla Mexican Cafe
Ranked #78 of 1,935 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outstanding Hidden Little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

You will pass right by this place if you don't know it is there. The signage is terrible but the food is awesome and the place is always busy. Must be the word of mouth of the customers and repeat business. Their menu is unique. Highly recommend trying this place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jeff W
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113 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A new place for us to eat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was our first visit and it will not be our last. We had a variety of dishes and everyone enjoyed their meals. The price was reasonable, the service was attentive, and our granddaughter gave it a thumbs up. We'll be back.

Attn Seniors: We found a Gift Certificate on AARP that made it even a better value.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank GC343
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Redmond, Oregon
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Looking for some regional cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Was staying in the area for a couple of days and looked to Tripadvisor to assist us with our evening meal. Chose this restaurant based on it's reviews and was not disappointed as it was some of the best Mexican food I have eaten. As we were staying in downtown Tucson, the driving directions were not the best as it was about 14 miles from where we were staying. We got there about 5:30 and the place was virtually empty, but within minutes it was full. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank LDS711
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southern NH
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215 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very nice family run cafe. Smal dining area with good, reasonably priced food. Challenge to find this small restaurant so use gps

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank tltallen
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Michigan
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“good food / fair price / good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Large portion, good food, good service picked the place form other good reviews glad we did north of Tucson a few miles use GPS or you will drive past

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank 2Lman
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