We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Unica Tortilleria

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
+1 936-632-1680
05:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 05:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 26: English reviews
Level Contributor
88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great for traditional Mexican food. Combo #2 plate is a must. Chips and pico are tasty. Not a fan of salsa, but many people love it.

Thank EdAdventurer
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Not great but not bad. Close to the hospital. Friendly staff. Stopped by for a quick bite. No wait at all.

Thank Kaylon O
San Augustine, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I only do carry out, but the tamales are consistently the best I have ever had. Great filling inside and well proportioned. Also the price is very reasonable. I have had many lesser, but more expensive tamales all over Texas. La Unica is my number one source. Although I never seem to be in town for other types of Tex-Mex,... More 

Thank deepsixman
Pollock, Louisiana
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place is the real deal. It isn't fancy... it is rough around the edges. It's across the tracks from a factory that shut down and isn't in the "good" part of town... all things that should have long ago put it out of business. The fact that it is still around and flourishing is a testament to the quality... More 

Thank citrusflyer12
Hudson, TX
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Old school style...like I was in a village somewhere in Mexico. It does not matter what meal you order they are all good. I've been in meetings or functions where La Unica was the caterer and it was just as good as being in the restaurant. Best Mexican Food in Lufkin.

Thank murphreymh
Lufkin, Texas
Level Contributor
143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is not a Tex-Mex eatery, but excellent real tasty Mexican food. They have the best enchiladas in the world!

Thank Ogletreez
Lufkin, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

If you are a Mexican food lover, you will LOVE LaUnica. My personal favorite is their tamales but their beans, rice, Guacamole, & chips are also delicious. Oh, and the tamales are always ready at 6:00 am if you have family over. It's a great Sunday dinner after church.

Thank jandlcryer
Lufkin, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Let's face, this is Texas and we know know Mexican food. I have had tamales all over this state, but the very best are right here in my hometown, Lufkin! Handmade by the sweetest people and served by the best family and staff! They are not exactly on the busiest, easiest to locate path, but it's definitely worth the effort... More 

Thank rinksbaby
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The atmosphere is clean and very greeting.The food is great if you want a great mexican food of any kind. I love the combination platter if you can eat it all and their tamales are the best in town. They also have great breakfast as well. The prices is affordable

Thank Linda T
Lumberton, Texas
Level Contributor
96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We visit Lufkin often and a friend recommended this place. The chips are great and so if the queso. We will definitely be back.

Thank Megan W

Travellers who viewed La Unica Tortilleria also viewed


Been to La Unica Tortilleria? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1614 N Raguet St, Lufkin, TX 75904-2165
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: +1 936-632-1680
Looks like a hole in the wall but has awesome, authentic Mexican food. Real Mexican - not Tex-Mex. Generous portions - open breakfast, lunch and dinner. We visit Lufkin once in a while and each time eat here more several times each visit.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Unica Tortilleria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?