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“Don't miss this place!!!”
Review of La Altena

La Altena
Ranked #184 of 828 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tom Bean, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Don't miss this place!!!”
Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

Hole-in-the-wall restaurant you don't want to miss. Came for a late lunch w/our boys. Be sure to have a margarita, guacamole, and fish tacos. You won't be disappointed. Great atmosphere as well. Very small. Loved it!

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Dayton, Tennessee
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food! Don't let the outside fool you.”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

La Altena in downtown Chattanooga does not draw their clientele in by the facade of their location. The great food at a good price with attentive service keeps their customers coming back for more. We have eaten at La Altena for a few years now and are never disappointed. Is it fine dining or have dazzling ambience? The answer is no but it is really well prepared food in a friendly and fun atmosphere at a good price.
The guacamole is fresh and we have never ordered an entree that we didn't truly enjoy. Our visit this past week was the usual good food and fast friendly service. Give it a try and don't let the appearance outside put you off of having a good meal.

  • Visited July 2012
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Brandon, Florida
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“La Altena a must”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

This was an awesome find on Tripadvisor. It was right down the street from our hotel. The atmosphere was great and the food even better. I had the Fajita Guadalajara and it was great. The service left something to be desired but the food is worth going there for.

  • Visited June 2012
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Dothan, Alabama
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice change of pace for family vacation”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

This is a restaurant I never would've found if not for a site like TripAdvisor. It was a great change of pace from chains and chicken fingers (traveling with 9 yr-old). The three of us ate for under $20, and I really enjoyed the fish tacos. Would definitely recommend for a family on vacation in downtown Chattanooga.

Visited June 2012
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Local Mexican”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Neat local restaurant with homemade ingredients and nice atmosphere.

Visited June 2012
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