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La Tienda Latina

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2204 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2005
+1 352-367-0022
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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586 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I rarely go to La Tienda, even though it is touted as one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants around. The menu is extensive and I have trouble deciding, especially since it's modified counter-service and there is always a line. This time, I went with a burrito al pastor, which was good. I don't think I'd order it again, as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very good food and the price is unbeatable. Service is also great and fast. Very authentic feed a family of 4 for $30 including tip and was stuffed.

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Thank Joelpakula
Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Right across from our hotel in Gainesville. Everyone had an excellent meal with me as an exception. My issue was self inflicted. I ordered special #5 which was spicy shrimp. I don't like spicy food and just thought it'd have a little heat. Nope. Turns out they mean spicy! And it was still good, I just couldn't eat it. I... More 

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Mastic Beach, New York
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I went there for lunch and ordered rib tips, Chorizo, rice and beans, I got chopped steak, regular spices sausage from the supermarket (I know the difference between sausage and Chorizo)....

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Thank badboy1228
FLORIDA
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Enjoyed the hard shell tacos. It is basically a serve yourself place with good food. The taco sauce they brought had crushed red pepper in it. Beware if you don't like spicy taco sauce...I overdid it myself.

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Thank THEKID_7
Tampa, Florida
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141 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have eaten at Mexican restaurants all over the country. This is hands down the best Mexican food I have eaten. The enchiladas come with red or green mole sauce, absolutely superb; the red is hotter so stick with the green mole if you don't like heat (I do). I had chicken enchiladas with big chunks of chicken. Tacos authentic... More 

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Thank William C
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Decided to try this place out while in Gainesville since we read some good reviews. It is definitely a hole-in-the-wall kind of establishment. You order at the counter, which had a couple of unfriendly, unattentive girls uninterested in taking our order. Then you sit and wait for your food to be brought to your table. It took about 15-20 minutes,... More 

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Thank ryanmichelledr
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Such authentic Mexican food! So yummy and filling; you can even shop their store and find true Mexican desserts and food.

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Thank Eastman941
Gainesville
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Ahhhhh!!!!!!! Omg! I detest cilantro, but they just put just enough. A must go for people who get caught in day dreams and silly things.

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Thank Sam P
Jensen Beach, Florida
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Everything we had was great, no complaints.. value, quality, service, portions, and location were all top shelf.. Just a little fair warning the green sauce is very good, But the red sauce is even better .... but unbelievably hot, I mean really hot, hurt ya' hot but ohh so good just be careful. we will definitely be back

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2204 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-367-0022

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