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1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
+1 985-867-5367
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Covington, Louisiana
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When it comes to American style Mexican food, most places are fairly generic. This place seems to pay a little extra attention to the flavor. Good selection, from fajitas to soup. The beer on tap is inexpensive and good. Negro Modelo on tap, a mug thathe size of your head for $5. The salsa is fresh and delicious. I am... More 

Thank Cdeltahouse
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant, hidden in a small local shopping plaza and is not a fancy dancy box store type of Mexican restaurant. It is family owned and simple in decor. Old time type of bench seating like we saw in the 50's malt shops. Menu is extensive, service very friendly and attentive. I ordered a large... More 

Thank tautavel
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I have dined here several times, and have always been happy with the food, the service, and the value. The Texas fajitas include beef, chicken, and shrimp.

Thank Steveinchaingmai
Covington, Louisiana
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday night for dinner. They were very busy! We were seated immediately and had chips, salsa & drinks within 10 minutes. Same with our meals! We ordered and our meals were brought out super fast! Chips were hot and salsa was tasty. All of our food was really good. Margaritas were kinda weak 😩 we ordered... More 

Thank BrowneyedSouthernbel
Mandeville, Louisiana, Usa
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121 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

All their food is authentic and made from scratch. you won't see food service trucks pulling up here to unload. that what makes his chicken dishes so delicious. all of his sauces and dips, avocado plates, beans, tacos are large. His lunch plates are large and cheap. broken English spoken here.

Thank Sal M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Good food, good food fast! We had 16 people in our group, we all were served within 20 minutes of ordering. Also food order was correct, nice for a local Mexican restaurant!

Thank sweetyankee
New Orleans
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My co-workers and I eat here as often as we can. Their lunch menu is budget friendly. We have never been disappointed. Excellent service, too!

Thank drayy
Shreveport, Louisiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We were sent here by a local - great food and even better prices. The menu had a wide range of choices -some were not the usual things you see at a tex-mex place which was great. Lunch menu is extremely affordable and you get a lot of food for the price. The salsa and cheese dip were heavenly! Food... More 

Thank Susan D
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Most authentic Mexican, and at a great price. I bring my family and friends here all the time. It's a staple.

Thank PinkAF
Houma, Louisiana
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

The food was fresh and was a generous portion. The atmosphere was good and service was fine. We had some trouble understanding our waiter so someone else came to our table to help out. We were able to understand him but he didn't know much about the food. Would recommend though and will try again.

Thank mmjmb

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  • Address: 1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 985-867-5367

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