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El Tlacoyo

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2535 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3183
+1 480-894-9543
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

I found this restaurant while searching for "corn smut" not sure the Spanish spelling. I have never had it and only a few places feature it. The have an appetizer which is a fried tortilla shell stuffed with the Mexican truffles. It was fantastic, prepared very well and presented nicely. The taste is like very ripe sweet corn and a... More 

1 Thank MattFrench
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Authentic Hidalgo regional cuisine. This is not Gringo food it is maybe cactus soup, head meat tacos or maybe huitacoche (corn smut also known as Mexican Truffle) cheese crisp and other favorites. We had the Huitacoche cheese crisp and it was just like what I tried in Mexico it was the real deal. I had the fish with chili plate... More 

1 Thank TheSaltyPepper
Apache Junction, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

Many people have trouble finding the right restaurant especially if you love Mexican food as much as I do. The minute me and my boyfriend drove up to El Tlacoyo Mexican restaurant located on University and Dobson Rd. in Tempe, i wasn't expecting much. We both were so hungry that we stopped at the first Mexican place we saw. It... More 

3 Thank Daniela278
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2008

delicius; tryng . this place good service ' little space but good and big service (when its not full) enjoy the barbacoa.... traditional name el tlacoyo the beatiful south-mexican kitchen

Thank klle12
Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2008

REAL MEXICAN FOOD this is my favorite place in the area. Don't expect fancy service or facility, food is worth it

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2008

do not go here

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2007

I was so happy to find this place with regional food from Hidalgo. Here you will find barbacoa, mixiotes, quesadillas de huitlacoche and tlacoyos. There are about 15 little tables and room for 60 people. I was there around luch time on a Saturday and it was crowded with Mexican families. There was only one gringo and who knows how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    1 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2535 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3183
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-894-9543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?