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Taqueria El Lugar

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1716 E Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702-3513
+1 903-597-4717
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Port Isabel, Texas
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

What's to say about this place that hasn't already been said; the Super Quesadilla #7 is proof that God loves us and this is where he would go for tacos. The staff is always friendly and place is always clean. I never miss a chance to swing through!

1 Thank CW I
Tyler, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2016

this one on gentry is the first store! try the canalope juice take some of that heat off those peppers!!!!!!! love em #7 double avocado is the best !!!!

1 Thank latoya T
Tyler, Texas
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Best tacos! Douse them in green sauce if you like them spicy! The fruit drinks are delicious-melon and mixed fruit are really good.

1 Thank AleciaW
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

El Lugar on 5th Street is terrible. They blocked off part of the restaurant where it looks like they have been sleeping there. I have no idea how it passes the health code. The only reason why I gave it 2 stars is that the original location was good the first time I tried it. I'm afraid to go back... More 

Thank DennisandCarly M
Tyler, Texas
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282 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 686 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Nice to see this restaurant extending their reach by opening locations around Tyler and neighboring communities. Their location at 1716 E Gentry (Highways 155 and 271 heading north out of Tyler) is the original. Their downtown location on West Ferguson has become a favorite. It is located on the north side of the Tyler Square downtown in the location many... More 

2 Thank STM0041
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This is a local chain that does authentic Mexican food. They have a few branches. This one is the original and is least convenient, but by far the best. It started basically as a taco stand with a menu limited to about 7-10 items. Since then, they have added on, for what reason I am unsure. The #7 is the... More 

Thank Dean65
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Fresh simple goodness, give them a try! Have an aqua fresco house made to drink. Homemade guacamole is wonderful. My favorite location is troup hwy and loop 323.

Thank LumiLove
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

You have to get a #7 when you go here and a cantelope water. The #1's are really good too. Be careful it is very addictive ! This location is my favorite

1 Thank Marsh488
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The #7 is called the Super Quesadilla, but it's rolled up and a burrito in my book. It is soooo good and always fresh. Top if off with the green sauce and I'm one happy guy. The tortilla is cooked perfectly with the cheese melted inside and I always get the beef one. Not much else on the menu, but... More 

1 Thank Maniac71
Saint Louis, Missouri
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488 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Not much real Mexican in Tyelr....taqueria el lugar is an exception to the rule. Wish they would open a new location on the south side of town...

Thank WarEglTX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 E Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702-3513
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-597-4717

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