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La Placita Mexico Deli

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158 N 12th St, Allentown, PA 18102
610-821-4549
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for great décor, this is not the place for you. La Placita is a Mexican Deli that has some seating....not a whole lot.....but the food is worth it. Usually tables are available, but they get a steady flow of customers. Mexican food with an authentic Mexican touch. No they do not serve alcohol so you will... More 

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Thank Rudy H
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

First and foremost the spicy pork and cactus is amazing. The chicken tacos - wow so simple yet spot on. Don't overlook the pork chops - a real treat. Very few seats are available, but don't let that stop you- call ahead and take out.

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Thank Cameron S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The guys from Muhlenberg joined me on this visit. The tacos are amazing, the tamales fresh and good and the Pozole Roja is always out of this world. Don't be put off by its location or the fact that it's a little neighborhood joint. This place is a gem!

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Thank Dieter S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Came here with some customers for lunch and had another great meal. Pass the soda cases filled with Mexican soda and find your way to the back of this tiny gem. The Pozole Roja is a revelation - spicy to the point that your head will sweat and loaded with hominy, a truly wonderful soup. The chips are served with... More 

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Thank Dieter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Came here with some customers for lunch and had another great meal. Pass the soda cases filled with Mexican soda and find your way to the back of this tiny gem. The Pozole Roja is a revelation - spicy to the point that your head will sweat and loaded with hominy, a truly wonderful soup. The chips are served with... More 

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Thank Dieter S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Finally a place in Allentown I can say has great food. You are basically eating in the back of a store and that makes it 100 times better. Tripe soup was amazing and the dried beef tacos I will get again. Don't let the location or store sway you. You got to try it.

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Thank David D
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

you want actual - real - mexican food, then this is the place to go! First of all its 100% owner operated, so everything you get it made by the people who own the place. Everything is always amazing, its my go-to place for takeout at least once a week.

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Thank JK_Allentown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Pro: food is authentic Mexican; parking on the street is free; the service was outstanding and friendly; you can practice your Spanish without condemnation. Cons: area is a little shady; rather warm inside due to the stove and small space; beans were little watery Overall, I would return to this place to also buy Mexican products. .

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Thank pepejake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

As a lifelong Allentonian, I've eaten just about everywhere and I can honestly say there is no better food or people in the City. George, Anna, Carlos and Betty will treat you like family because they're just great people. And as I said before, everything on the menu is great. You're definitely missing out if you think Cali Burrito is... More 

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Thank Ray F
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine i have had yet.. the owners are very nice and helpful. the will customize any of there offerings to suite you taste. The burritos are so large and so tasty you will bring some home for later. don't pass this by when in Allentown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 N 12th St, Allentown, PA 18102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: 610-821-4549
Description
It is a mexican deli with a small restaurant at the back

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?