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La Tarasca

1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
+1 360-736-7756
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flan” (21 reviews)
“carnitas” (49 reviews)
“tortillas” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I his is my favorite Mexican food restaurant in western Washington. If you are driving between Seattle and Portland you would do well to plan to stop for lunch or dinner...or just for a break and a snack. This family run restaurant has fabulous, authentic...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Polite and attentive servers. The homemade tortillas were our favorite. Definitely will come again when we are in town.

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food & unique choices, La Tarasca was introduced to us today by my sister and no doubt, we'll be back! The pineapple tamales & potato sopes were outstanding. The service was good and the food was ready quickly. I'd recommend staying for dessert, the...More

Thank JeniR-PNW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was heading North on I5, looking forward to lunch at La Tarasca. Easily found the restaurant, however it is CLOSED due to a broken water pipe. Know I'll swing by on some future trip.

Thank mangorider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at this establishment since almost the day it opened! The food is fabulous! The 3 dishes that are just outstanding are: Chili Colorado, Posole and Carnitas Tacos. Just the best! But, you must - I say again - you must leave...More

Thank m00nbeam48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your usual Mexican food, Tex-Mex, New Mexico or Arizona style food. It is tastee but a totally different spicey flavor, not hot, no chips and salsa very blended. Staff very friendly and has lots of information from the area of Mexico they are from....More

1  Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love La Tarasca so much, we'll drive 90 minutes (on a good, traffic-free day) just to have lunch there. No basket of stale Costco chips here, it's all the real thing. They have the best Mole I've had north of Oaxaca, tasty Carnitas, the...More

Thank mmpaull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to have a Mexican restaurant. I heard about this one from my friends in Portland. Sure glad I listened. Food was excellent and service great.

Thank J7338TImarlenes
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying overnight in town and found this restaurant and its good reviews. We ordered the carnitas, chicken with Verde (sorry I forgot the name), Jamaica (hibiscus) drink and flan. The pickled carrots are very good as were all the other dishes. The staff...More

Thank PrisMiko
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stopped by here on the way up north based upon Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews. I have to say that we were not as impressed as we had hoped to be. While I enjoyed the taquitos I ordered, the chili rellenos were definitely not good; I...More

Thank amytmbk2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Centralia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-736-7756
  • E-mail
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