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Don Papa Grande

Mexican, Southwestern
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12806 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA 23831-5309
+1 804-796-7982
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Herndon, Va
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We grew up in Texas and Arizona, so we set a pretty high bar for Mexican food. We ordered the meal for two and it was a good sampler including enchiladas, tacos, Chile Relleno, tostada, burrito, tamale, beans and rice. It really was enough for two and, in fact, we took some home with us. The seasoning was good, but... More 

Thank rldonovan
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went there at the last minute after a 5 hour drive to visit Chester. The atmosphere was a little too busy but the staff was great. After a few minutes the took our order and before we knew it our order arrived. My wife got quesadilla and i had 2 tacos and a burrito. They were all very good and... More 

Thank Brisco22
Level Contributor
48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Should be higher on the list!!!! This is the 3rd Mexican restaurant I've been to here close to the hotel. This is by far the best. I had the steak and pablano dish and a large side of guacamole to share. Could not finish everything on my plate. I was that full. The others were good this was better. Great... More 

Thank Eric L
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The food...excellent. The margaritas...excellent. The wait staff...excellent. I honestly couldn't say a bad thing about this place if I tried. It was quite busy when we arrived, we were given a number to wait on a table. A member of the staff asked if we'd like drinks while we waited, and they were great. The food was fast, and very... More 

Thank Penmon2616
Chester, Virginia
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

One of our local go-to spots, popular. Very friendly, fun atmosphere, tradional menu served fast and reasonably priced. They serve a gigantic margarita!

Thank HCrowder
Newport, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've ate here a few times now and it is quickly turning into one of those places that I make sure to stop in for a bite any time I'm in Chester. The chips and salsa they serve pre-meal are great and the meal portions are just right. Its quite a colorful and entertaining atmosphere in and by itself. I... More 

Thank JuiceBox2750
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and service was outstanding highly reccomend. Food is fast and cheap. Had the fiesta salad and was very good

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wilmington, North Carolina
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486 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I ate at Don Papa Grande while on my way back from a business trip in the Chantilly area. This was a first time visit for me so I am always taking in the atmosphere, cleanliness, friendliness of the staff and the quality of their food. Don Papa Grande hit high marks for all of these. The server Dinora was... More 

Thank pparrothead
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The waiter was not friendly at all. The taco salad shell was burnt, too little lettuce, and the beans quickly turned it into a nasty grey soup. Not once did the waiter check on me to see if I needed anything or if my food was ok. Iced tea was watered down and over priced also, don't bother, get water.

Thank texascindy2015
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Sub par food , ugly decor and a waiter that we could barely hear. Also don't think you should be storing the table used for making guacamole at the front entry way. Sanitation hazard.

Thank SpeedyVelo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12806 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA 23831-5309
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 804-796-7982

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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?