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La Nita's Restaurant

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2684 Shaffer Rd, Atwater, CA 95301-2911
+1 209-358-8891
09:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Nita's has been in business for several years, even decades. It's the best Mexican food we've found. We took my parents here many years ago when they were in a different building. They said it was the best by far. I highly recommend them for an enjoyable meal anytime.

Thank VickiG95340
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at LaNita's and dine there several times a month. My favorite is the chicken fajitas! Delicious authentic Mexican food. Complimentary chips & salsa. Great wait staff and the restaurant is always clean. There is a nice sized private room for dinner meetings too. Have a meal here. You won't be disappointed!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atwater, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We live local and this is one of our favorite places to get great chili verde. The hot sauce is awesome too. Service, not so much.

Thank JolieK11
Atwater, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a nice sit down restaurant. Clean and friendly. Food is good and staff prompt. Easy to find and ample parking.

Thank krein2633
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good Mexican food for this area. Prices are pretty high for the quality. Servers are always nice and friendly but sometimes things take awhile.

Thank Laurie G
Atwater, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Family owned and the longevity of the restaurant is proof of the quality and authentic Mexican food. Clean,relaxing atmosphere and good service. I have enjoyed many family meals at La Nita's and have never been disappointed with any of the meals on the menu. The carne asada plate is always a favorite!

Thank dennisblz2153
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We've been coming for here many years, at least once a month and having an awesome time. We've ordered pretty much everything off the menu and everything is usually pretty good (fresh, looks good when they bring out the plates). There's been sometimes (and depends on the cook that night) that we've had the carne asada enchiladas and tacos, and... More 

Thank Bethany H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I grew up in Atwater. La Nita's has been a fixture for decades. I will base this review on my last visit. Great service and the food was excellent.

Thank Ron & Joanna C
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I ordered the carne asada tacos that came with rice & beans. This is a favorite mexican dish that I almost always order when trying a new restaurant. The tacos were dry, beans and rice were luke warm. At least my drink was kept full!

Thank Ken R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

My wife's taco and enchilada were not even warm and the beans and rice were actually cold. I had Chili Verde and the food was warm, barely, but the sauce was bland and the pork pieces were hard and almost jerky like. We will not eat there again.

Thank rosieox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2684 Shaffer Rd, Atwater, CA 95301-2911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Atwater
  • Phone Number: +1 209-358-8891

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