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314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
+1 423-266-7595
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican cuisine and fast service. Always seated very quickly and you get great food at a great price.

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Thank Kathy P
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've been to one of many basic Mexican restaurants you'll understand real after eating here...don't be afraid to order something unknown. Service is stupid fast, price is cheap...drinks are cold...what more do you want?

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Thank joseph t
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is not easy on the eyes, but the food is always good. The beef taco salad, or the chicken chimichangas are always a good choice. I also like the beef nachos(grease heavy, but so good) if you are looking for something easy.

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Thank michael h
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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459 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I've been coming to this location for years. A few months back they were in the process of changing their menu. I got to see the new menu on this visit, namely the biggest change is that they did away with all lunch specials. They now have a small and large portion of most of their meals, the small portion... More 

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Thank DealScout
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My experience at la altena was not bad, but also nothing to write home about. Its good priced, the service is good. But the food is just average in my opinion. Also they charge you for tap water, which I have never seen before in the US.

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Thank heygauthey
Florida
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274 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This could be a 5 star if the location was a little more upscale. However, do not let the outside fool you, the inside is clean and comfortable. The food is superb. The Carnitas, Carne Asada and Barbacoa are great. The Margaritas are good too. The menu is substantial. This is some of the best Mexican I have ever had.... More 

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Thank Smokey1611
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. This is a favorite place for after work drinks or a quick meal. Servers are always friendly and attentive.

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Thank Carla M
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Great service. Friendly staff. Best authentic Mexican food in Chattanooga. When other Latinos eat here then need you know more?!?!

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Thank L.Bruce C
Cleveland, Tennessee
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I read some reviews about this place so my sister and I decided to try this place out while we were in the area...we are Mexican so the bar is always high with Mexican restaurants...we were seated right away and the staff was friendly and attentive. The place could use some "sprucing up" but it didn't seem dirty. I ordered... More 

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Thank Daniel K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

As always, perfect Chili Rellenos! Wait staff is friendly and prompt. Food is consistent. To me this is the best Mexican restaurant within 100 miles.

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Thank Kathy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-7595

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