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The Mexican Connection

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5630 W Main St, Ste 6, Dothan, AL 36305-9415
+1 334-793-2496
10:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great salsa and service. Been going here for lunch at least 15 years. It's not overly priced and if your in the southeast Alabama area this is your place.

Thank Wurlitzer420
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The Mexican connection is a classic landmark in Dothan. It was our hang out in high school and we take our teenagers with us now. It is not typical or authentic Mexican, but is special in its own way. It is good food and the awesome staff always take care of you. Try the deserts...they are hand made and so... More 

Thank aleahd2016
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to tell Trip Advisor how much we mean to you! It's so cool to hear how long you've enjoyed coming to our place for your favorite tortillas, desserts, and good times in general. We'll always be your special place, and we hope to see you and your friends come back soon! Cheers! Owners and Staff... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The food isn't good enough to charge for extra chips or extra salsa. If you want extra chips, that'll be $1. If you want more salsa, that'll be another $1. Want guacamole? Here comes this brown gelatinous sludge mildly resembling something that used to be avocado. Want a Mexican staple like a taco? Here comes a stale shell with "meat"... More 

Thank Richard S
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

It's a shame to hear you were disappointed in your meal, but we must assure you that everything is prepared fresh for the lowest price possible. We love this community, so we only want to serve the best possible seafood and produce in our menu items. For instance, our seafood is locally-sourced, and our guacamole is routinely prepared with ripe... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Food is ok, servers are lacking people skills. And beware, if you ask for extra chips and salsa, you will be charged for it and the server will not tell you that!

Thank mawmawt
Southern States
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225 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I had read so many reviews about the authentic Mexican food here, we had to give it a shot. A shot in the dark I should say. We arrived pre-dinner rush and were met at the door by a very young man in shorts, no name tag,at hostess lecturn, who asked if he could help. Sure,do you have Tecate beer... More 

Thank franklinmilford
Tampa, Florida
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Okay, I will admit I am a total food snob sometimes and for whatever reason, after living in Texas and Florida, I had little to no hope for a "Mexican" restaurant in the middle of Alabama, but this was the pick of a local friend for a lunch date while I was passing through. *deep breath* Consider me humbled and... More 

Thank Andrea B
Dothan, Alabama
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

This place has great food but the last couple of times we were there it was HOT...we asked if the air could be turned down and they said that it was already cool. When we got ready to leave and asked for a cup to take the drink, they charged 25 cents for a cup. The food is good but... More 

Thank Jim T
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I came today with my husband and the food was excellent. The waiters are always friendly. I will be coming back. Love this place!!!

Thank Emily H
Dothan, Alabama
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This was my second visit to this restaurant. The staff is friendly enough, but the food and the cost is not worth stopping in for. The best thing about the whole meal on both occasions were the tostados. They were very crisp. The meal was nothing to brag about on either occasion and I probably won't go back unless it's... More 

Thank Joe W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

The food was great but the waiter was extremely rude! When I asked if I could have half of my meal boxed to go before it came to my table he said no! He told me to box it myself! I warn all of you of this man. He was rude to me and my friends the entire meal.

Thank jacob w
Jim K, Owner at The Mexican Connection, responded to this review

I'm so sorry if your server's response came off as rude, Jacob. Sometimes on really busy nights there are certain accommodations that we just can't make in order to keep the flow moving. If that was the case with your server, we're very sorry he didn't communicate that as courteously as he should have. You can absolutely expect better service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 W Main St, Ste 6, Dothan, AL 36305-9415
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: +1 334-793-2496
The Mexican Connection specializes in great handmade Mexican food. Our recipes are prepared fresh daily using only the highest quality ingredients. We serve our own, unique chips and handmade salsa. You won't find them anywhere else. Join us for our specials like Taco Tuesday, Wednesday club, and Margarita Madness.

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