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223 W Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880-2958
+1 863-293-5885
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Winter Haven, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Small but very clean restaurant in downtown area. Food was very good...started with fresh tortilla chips (unsalted) and fresh salsa, with good flavors. Plenty of choices on the menu...combo plates with a burrito, a taco and a tortilla was Served with retried beans and rice. The beef chimichanga was served with the beans and rice and the chorizo burritos were... More 

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Thank Hillview61
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It was a decent small family owned Mexican place in the downtown area. Very small dining area with no music that I found strange. The usual chips and salsa were provided and were good. My margarita was not very good and tasted like it was made with a cheap mix. I ordered the burrito and chimichanga meal with an a... More 

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Thank Jason-from-Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Great authentic mexican food. Tortilla Chips (served warm) and salsa (with a nice bite) served immediately. Today I had the Chicken Fajitas for lunch (from the dinner menu). Excellent flavor, flour tortillas were nice and hot, looked handmade. Excellent value!!

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Loveland, Colorado
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It's just a hole in the wall on Central. It was orange so it was easy to spot. The new brown paint make it easy to mill. Don't miss it. This is real home style Mexican food and it's delicious. It's family owned and operated. Don't get in a rush as most dishes are cooked from scratch. The beans are... More 

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Thank billreinert2016
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Food is good, my husband LOVED the tamales. Staff is very pleasant and i think she has super hearing. :😀. The tortillas were homemade, which is a first for me. The chips are thick and do not break in the cheese dip. I am very haopy with this place. May could use another wait staff, but was a very nice... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is my favorite restaurant for Mexican food because it is homemade. Chef Amerigo and his staff provide their diners with authentic flavors and favorite dishes. They offer daily specials at a reasonable price. The decor has a strong Mexican flare. The atmosphere is casual. There is limited out-door seating for people who desire to smoke or bring their pets... More 

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Thank OldSusanna
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Nice Mexican restaurant in downtown section of Winter Haven. Indoor and outdoor seating. The chimi./ burrito combo was very good. The 3 enchillado combo was good as well. The chips and salsa were made in-house. Service was very good. Food arrived quickly and was very hot. Just wish they served margaritas.

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2 Thank Margie W
Winter Haven, Florida
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

El Olivo is the best Mexican restaurant in Winter Haven. The homestyle dishes are a pleasant change from the average Mexican restaurant. The tortillas are made fresh in house, the chips and salsa are as well. The service is friendly and you can tell this place is different from the same ol same ol Mexican.

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1 Thank TerrylB
Winter Haven, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food hands down besides my own mothers cooking. Will be coming back in the futhre. Owners are very nice they come out and talk to customers.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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173 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

The location and atmosphere is great but the service was slow, took 45 minutes to get our food and the food was lacking taste. It's on the list.....not to return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 W Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880-2958
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 863-293-5885

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