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Plata's Mexican Food

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25569 Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-9443
+1 760-253-2449
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Carne asada burrito was great. So was the salsa that came with the chips. Small place and someone's grandma is legitimately cooking in the back. Avoid the chain restaurants if you're passing thru. Give Lola's a try.

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016

My first trip to Platas and the food was good but seemed a bit greasy. Great flavor and the staff was nice. Not much for atmosphere and cleanliness was a little iffy but, not bad food.

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Thank Donna H
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Plata's has been making good Mexican food since the 70's. My favorites are the bean and cheese burritos. The burritos are big and full of meat. Tacos are awesome and are the big ones. Actually, everything on the menu is tasty.

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Thank Allen W
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food in Barstow. They have excellent customer service and have been in Barstow for a long time. Definitely worth a try if you've never had it and you will be hooked!

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1 Thank Selina P
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Platas is a family owned\run Mexican food restaurant that has been in Barstow for many years. There are 3 different locations. The food is always fresh and delicious....authentic Mexican food! A big menu. The employees are always courteous.

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Thank dideepat
Barstow, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Have eaten at all of the Platas in town. Have been patron since mama first started. Proud to have them on town. They don't compete with anyone cause they have their own taste & style. Es muy Bueno!!

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1 Thank scoffee5187
Vicenza, Italy
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I've eaten breakfast here a few times when in Barstow. It is good food for a good price. It isn't fancy, but offers good home style cooking, and the set up allows you to see into the kitchen which I like when I'm eating a hole in the wall kind of places so I can see its cleanliness with my... More 

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Thank Ryan H
Barstow, California, United States
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2013

These chain of restaurants are family owned by different members of the family. Each one is unique but they all seem to have a very authentic home cooked, layed back feeling? Nothing very fancy but it does taste good. Fills the belly.

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Thank Steve P
Norman, Oklahoma
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012 via mobile

Always a good place for lunch. Good food at good prices and well air conditioned. Enough to make up for being in barstow to start with.

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Thank SW3Taco
Chandler, Arizona
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181 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I didn't think I would ever give 5 stars to a Mexican restaurant, but this place deserves it! As a senior citizen I can say I have eaten at many many Mexican restaurant over the years but the food here was "out of this world", in quality, flavor, appearance and taste. They make their own chips which were light and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25569 Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-9443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Barstow
  • Phone Number: +1 760-253-2449

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