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3615 Highway 101 N, Gearhart, OR 97138-4321
+1 503-738-6004
11:00 - 21:00
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Seaside, Oregon
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had been there on Cinco de Mayo and of course the restaurant was packed. So we decided to give the restaurant another try during lunch. First I noticed that there was no specials and I even asked the waiter. Second, at 1:30 the restaurant was almost completely empty. I ordered the three ground beef taco plate (with rice and... More 

1 Thank lisas97216
Albany, Oregon
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant was far better than I expected...Amazing service, great food and excellent prices..One of few Mexican type restaurants in Oregon I have enjoyed...Prices for Combination plates are 11-12 dollars and great quantity as well as quality..

Thank xrayjones
Gearhart, Oregon
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We've been here four times and enjoyed it each time. Food is very good. Service is good. Interior is Mexico in Oregon.

Thank John C H
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very slow service, food mediocre, and the restaurant was so warm, no ventilation. Super large size margarita though, nothing special in taste.

Thank cocokac
Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant based in the reviews and were extremely disappointed. The chips and tortillas were stale and hard as a rock. The chicken in the enchilada also tasted old, and the whole meal had little to no flavor. Maybe we came on an off night, but there is no excuse for putting out that kind of food.

Thank Keeper40
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great chile rellenoes and solid Mexican fare + amazing huge margaritas!! Relaxing environment and flavorful food, good change of pace from the seafood!

Thank Dave S
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best Mexican food I've had in years. Quality ingredients, fantastic, fast service. They offer a smaller portion for people that want less food. Just right for the senior crowd. Thank you for your kindness. Your a great place to visit.

Thank Mike H
Lacey, Washington
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The chips and salsa here are excellent, and so is the chicken taco salad, which comes with sour cream and guacamole. The latter two are what some other Mexican restaurants charge extra for. Wait staff are friendly and efficient. I have been here many times with friends who live in the area, and have never had a bad meal.

Thank Cheryl A
Ilwaco, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We have tried just about every mexican restaurant out there from Baja to Seattle and this is One of the best ... authentic, flavorful, never disappointing. Great for couples, families or big groups

1 Thank Chelle M
Seaside, Oregon
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Hard to believe, but this restaurant is much better than it had been in the past and it was good before! No stale chips here and the salsa doesn't burn a hole in your mouth. This is a local favorite (which means, it's nice seeing people we know).

Thank Linwa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Highway 101 N, Gearhart, OR 97138-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Gearhart
  • Phone Number: +1 503-738-6004

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