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Cenaduria El Tunel

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Av Carnaval 1207, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Canada
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135 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for dinner on a weekend night and were the ONLY customers. Felt very sad. Staff milling around with nothing to do. Many items on the menu not available. Food run of the mill. Place was cozy and staff friendly but it just didn't seem to be doing enough business to keep the food fresh.

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Thank Mike5466
Mazatlan, Sinaloa
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This restaurant has been closed for a while and reopened this season. It is located across from Angela Peralta Theatre. I went there with friends, curious to find out about possible changes. To keep it short, we were not impressed. Food was mediocre, service was below standards and the atmosphere was un-friendly and cold. Will not go back.

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Thank Hollanda2013
Spokane, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We go to El Tunel for the pozole but have branched out to try other things. A bowl of pozole is a meal by itself and at 65 pesos is a bargain. They have many a la carte items like tostadas & enchiladas. These are only 25 pesos each and are very good. We have been here twice so far... More 

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Thank LisaHSpokane
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our first night back in town and we came for the pozole. Mostly a local crowd is here and this was the case this year. Our waiter was helpful and pleasant. Margaritas were not the best. But the pozole was everything we expected.

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Thank Bryan S
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Great place if you like mexican antojitos. Traditional fried tacos, tostadas, sopes and gorditas. Served with hot tomate sauce and lots of veggies. Great place.

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Thank Cocopuffs2000
Nanaimo, Canada
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This qualifies as a "hole in the wall" across from the entrance to Angela Peralta Theatre. As a cenaduria (cafe or bistro) the menu is limited to family favorites. The staff doesn't speak much English but we were able to order with Spanglish and pointing. The flan is to die for! It's house-made, more like a ricotta cheesecake without the... More 

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Thank lawgrrl52
Mazatlan, Mexico
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

We used to love this place...great Mexican food. But this last visit was terrible. They were out of everything on the menu except 3 things. We stayed and ate, but it was terribly disappointing. Won't go back.

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Thank cygnet2
Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Stopped in early one weekday evening. We were at the end of the slow season so we were the only customers in the restaurant, which after we ate, we found surprising as the food was good and inexpensive. I had the chicken mole at $75p. At that price I thought I would get a thigh/back on/bone in piece of chicken.... More 

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Thank pevil
Mazatlan, Mexico
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Mazatlan! The food is authentic...and tasty! Restaurant has character!

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Thank SherylMaz
Mazatlan, Mexico
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

El Tunel just reopened after a couple years. (It has been on Plaza Machado since 1930!) I wanted to try it again as my wife feels they have the BEST Pozole in Mazatlan. The restaurant is small but cozy and very clean. The menu is just as it was since we started eating there 30 years ago. I had my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Carnaval 1207, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
Description
It's run by these sweet, older women. We described it as "Mexican home-cooking." It's all homemade and simple, but SOOO good. The mole is delicious! As is the tortila soup, and chicken dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?