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3820 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7179
+1 805-541-2700
11:00 - 21:00
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Richland, Washington
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very average eats, just one step above fast food, limited menu, not very well prepared. Wish I could find something good about this place. Not a bad experience, just hoped for better food n service. SLO has so many good eats, try another spot. (IMO).

Thank Reg9000
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Their Chile Verde is amazing and their Vegetable tostada made with sauteed in wine it delicious! We come often the service is great. but be prepared to wait for your food to served. They cook fresh!

Thank Teresa R
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic find in SLO. Home made corn tortillas and great carne asada. Definitely recommend, it's not downtown but worth the trip a little outside of town.

Thank Jeff T
Pismo Beach, California
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The other day I wanted to try out some other Mexican restaurants, so I looked at menus and reviews online. I decided on making a lunch trip to Los Osos. We went to La Palapa and were not disappointed. Since they did not have any pork al pastor, I decided to go for the carne asada. Instead of street tacos,... More 

Thank Knabebug
San Luis Obispo, California
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269 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Good Mexican food, recently revamped menu seems to have fewer choices, but the tastes were fine. Sorry the oysters have disappeared off the menu, but my wife and I had the feeling a few months ago that we were about the only ones who order them. She had the taco salad with carnitas and I had the fish tacos with... More 

Thank DrZ63
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

Looking for some food on Christmas Eve while on a road trip. Just a few miles off the highway we stumbled upon this restaurant. Glad we did! The service was great. The lady that helped us was kind, thoughtful and sweet. Posole was sublime! Very good with big pieces of chicken, seasoned well. The chicken enchiladas were really good. The... More 

Thank Dutchman101
San Luis Obispo, California
Level Contributor
97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This is where we go when we want good Mexican food here in San Luis Obispo. The atmosphere is wonderful, with big windows, colorful setting, and a large screen TV for anyone who wants to watch it. As a vegetarian, there are many choices. I have had them all and they are all really good. Their side salads are of... More 

Thank Anaundda E
Exeter, California
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Went in on a Sunday. Standard Strip Mall eatery. Service was adequate. Nothing to write home about. The beer was cold with a decent selection. Chips and salsa were a good and dropped with the drinks. Ordered the Ceviche Tostada. IT was fresh and delicious. We also ordered the pozole. Instead of the traditional Pork red sauce Pozole, we were... More 

Thank Chris T
Lancaster, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Ambience.....acceptable Food was cooked in a microwave with some NASTY sauce covering the chili rellenos. My husband sent them back . Then she brought him cheese enchiladas, he never tasted them as they were mushy and cooked in a microwave. I had the chicken fajitas, which were not skizzled and had no flavor. Asked for extra tortillas-- $1 apiece! Really?... More 

Thank Lori L
Morro Bay, CA
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I have been here a few times as my wife's office is just down the road... Food: I had the tamales, one chicken served with a medium heat green sauce and one pork served with a tangy red sauce. Both sauces were excellent, the fillings were great and there was an appropriate balance between filling and masa. Not a fan... More 

Thank slobird

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3820 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7179
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-2700

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