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La Parilla

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737 N. Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
+1 361-552-7764
08:00 - 22:00
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Aside from the fact that I was tempted to take a disinfectant wipe to our booth seat, and we got a waiter whose first language was definitely not English, I would go back. The food made up for everything! I suffered some sticker shock when I first looked at the menu. The appearance of the restaurant didn't lead me to... More 

Thank Brenda L
Bethesda, Maryland
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660 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The tacos with fajita chicken, beef, and shrimp were awesome. One would be easily enough. It was a great combination of flavors, and the house salsa added to that. The chipotle fajita had great flavor- the sauce that smothers the steak has a nice kick. It is a huge portion, so most likely you will need more tortillas. Worth a... More 

Thank Sheryl B
Port Lavaca, Texas
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Ate there 2 evenings. The first the chicken frijata was flat tasting, not flavor. Service minimal. Second even had the rib eye steak, stringy with gristle taste like it was cooked in old grease. No flavor, no flavor in anything. Service poor. They waiter ask if i wanted anything else i told him "good food" he blew it off and... More 

Thank TejasBob
Frankfurt, Germany
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is a small family owned Mexican restaurant on I 35 in port LaVaca. The menu has several items and all of the prices are extremely reasonable. The service was most friendly and accommodating. I specially like the salsa that came before the main meal was served. This restaurant is great and the Murals on the wall are beautiful.

Thank David S
Bay City, Texas
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Sunday 11:45 AM On this trip I tried the Mexican plate, my companion ordered Tilapia, and we had Guacamole and Tortillas. I read other people's reviews about the spice levels of the restaurant and I understand that critique. We added salt and the wonderful salsa provided to the Guac and most everything else and found it all wonderful. Once again... More 

Thank jposttx
Arlington, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

The food was eatable however thier was no spice. I had beef fajitas and I mean not even salt and pepper was used. Everything from the beans to the rice, it was like hospital food!!! I ate 3 bites but was not even offered a to go box ....painfully obvious that something was wrong, but the waitress did not speak... More 

Thank rvrooster
Port Lavaca, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Now called La Antigua, has great service, amazing food, and reasonable prices!! Food portions are large and delicious. The place was busy, yet still attentive. Very clean and friendly environment. We've been here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all were very good!! Can't choose a favorite!

Thank LordyAlmighty
Portland, United States
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Considering the geography I was looking forward to some good Mexican food. Read the reviews & was excited. My experience did not match some of the reviews. I sat in a booth - hard to find one without a badly torn cushion & was served cold drab tortilla chips & salsa from a squirt bottle - taste wasn't to my... More 

Thank John E
Silver Springs, Florida
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467 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is very good Mexican food. Authentic cheeses and sauces. Tortillas were a little over-cooked and dry, but everything else was excellent. Service was very good and staff was very friendly.

Thank HoopFL
Port O'Connor, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

A friend and I had an early dinner and were very happy with our experience. The atmosphere was small-town comfortable and service was good if not quick. Menu was extensive with some house specialties (beef cheek, tongue) that I want to try. I had fajita enchiladas which were very good with true beef strips covered with a surprisingly good gravy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 N. Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Lavaca
  • Phone Number: +1 361-552-7764
A really great restaurant with a very low publicity profile in a town with generally poor restaurant choices. You should add this one.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?