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La Altena

314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
+1 423-266-7595
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (13 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Authentic Mexican cuisine and fast service. Always seated very quickly and you get great food at a great price.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you've been to one of many basic Mexican restaurants you'll understand real after eating here...don't be afraid to order something unknown. Service is stupid fast, price is cheap...drinks are cold...what more do you want?

Thank joseph t
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is not easy on the eyes, but the food is always good. The beef taco salad, or the chicken chimichangas are always a good choice. I also like the beef nachos(grease heavy, but so good) if you are looking for something easy.

Thank michael h
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I've been coming to this location for years. A few months back they were in the process of changing their menu. I got to see the new menu on this visit, namely the biggest change is that they did away with all lunch specials. They...More

Thank DealScout
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My experience at la altena was not bad, but also nothing to write home about. Its good priced, the service is good. But the food is just average in my opinion. Also they charge you for tap water, which I have never seen before in...More

Thank heygauthey
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This could be a 5 star if the location was a little more upscale. However, do not let the outside fool you, the inside is clean and comfortable. The food is superb. The Carnitas, Carne Asada and Barbacoa are great. The Margaritas are good too....More

Thank Smokey1611
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. This is a favorite place for after work drinks or a quick meal. Servers are always friendly and attentive.

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Great service. Friendly staff. Best authentic Mexican food in Chattanooga. When other Latinos eat here then need you know more?!?!

Thank L.Bruce C
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I read some reviews about this place so my sister and I decided to try this place out while we were in the area...we are Mexican so the bar is always high with Mexican restaurants...we were seated right away and the staff was friendly and...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 20 February 2016

As always, perfect Chili Rellenos! Wait staff is friendly and prompt. Food is consistent. To me this is the best Mexican restaurant within 100 miles.

Thank Kathy H
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-7595
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