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Casa El Mirador

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1424 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-3512
+1 541-298-7388
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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The Dalles, Oregon
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My Wife and I eat here regularly and we have found it to always be very good. The service is always top notch and even when their parking lot is full they have room. I would recommend this as a go to place for lunch, dinner or a meeting as they have a big room for banquets.

Thank Fredsmith69
Stayton, Oregon
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The restaurant is clean and well decorated. The staff is well-trained and knows how to relate to customers. The menu is extensive with some items not normally found in a Mexican restaurant. I ordered camerones majo del ajo. They were not as garlicy as most places, which was a little disappointing, because I really like garlic. There were a lot... More 

Thank Schersand
Dallesport, Washington
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a fun place, a family business with a great staff & easy to find right off the freeway. They have wonderful food & quite a variety on the menu. I would recommend the raspberry smoothie for kids & adults, delicious.

Thank _jeanchrry
Baltimore, Maryland
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657 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The menu extends beyond the usual tacos and burritos, to mole and seafood dishes, which is very welcome. The spice levels of the dishes also seemed authentic, although the wine list is 100% Columbia River Gorge! The setting is quite comfortable, although not fancy. A god place to bring children.

Thank Wanderlust777
The Dalles, Oregon
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A group of us had lunch here recently and I was disappointed by the food. The tortilla chips were stale - likely left-over from the previous day. Casa does offer a buffet, but I was looking more for something from the menu. I thought that the fish tacos with mahi-mahi sounded good. Each taco had two little thumbnail-size pieces of... More 

Thank YinzGuy
The Dalles, Oregon
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Standard Mexican fare along with an ambitious menu of specialties. Delicious. Great Margaritas. Cute interior, well done.

Thank EverydayPriestess
Albany, Oregon
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535 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

After a long day's drive, our hotel in The Dalles, recommended Casa El Mirador for a delicious Mexican dinner. They were right, it was so very good! There is plenty of good parking in their lot for patrons. We walked into the lobby, and were greeted by friendly staff and quickly seated at a table. The restaurant was so very... More 

1 Thank OregonExplorers4
Kelso, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Easy to find if your not familiar with The Dalles, Oregon. The hotel we stayed at recommended this restaurant, glad they did. The service was excellent as was the food. Try their Chicken fajita, very good. ..

1 Thank Marlene1952
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to this place many times. Usually the food is ok but not exceptional. We came in this time several hours before closing on a Saturday. There were five of us and we wanted one of the bigger booths so we could be comfortable. They said we could have one of the small booths (which meant we would... More 

2 Thank wswafamily
Lethbridge, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Extra mushy beans, taco salad- nasty beef and very skimpy- Chimichanga was soggy. Even the fiesta taco salad left my kids hungry. Thank heaven for the chips or we would have had to go to Taco Bell afterward.

1 Thank 64tripper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1424 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  The Dalles
  • Phone Number: +1 541-298-7388
Family Owned Mexican Restaurant, Large selection of Mexican Favorites & Sea Food.
Full Bar & Lottery Room
Banquet Room
Catering Weddings and Special Events
Take Out
Large Groups
Large Parking Lot
Patio Dining

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