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Tijuana Flats

Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1839
+1 352-692-3093
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Probably needs to be a rating between average and Very good but since this isn't full service but they still provided good service despite that rate it at very good. Would definitely go back and try more things.

Thank john g
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Does not stick out for good or bad. Service is great as usual and food is up to par with the other locations if you are familiar.

Thank James N
Gainesville, FL
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge Tijuana fan. I love this place. It was a college favorite and it's still one of my favorite places for Tex Mex. Their queso is awesome. Their everything is so good. From their burritos, to tacos, to their bowls. I love it all. Great flavors and you can choose your favorite sauce from their hot sauce bar.... More 

Thank donsanchez23
Morristown, Indiana
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Got two gift certificates for this place at 10.00 each. They fed me and my son with leftovers for the next day and money left over. The staff is knowledgeable about the sauces which range from sweet to really hot. We tried most of the sauces and they do get hot. The food was good and we were in and... More 

Thank Andrea L
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Friendly staff, great menu choices and and tasty homemade sauces. Taco Tuesday....chicken taco on soft white flour tortilla:-) Funky atmosphere, free drink refills.

Thank 00GMF
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

A quick 5 min. walk from Ben Griffin stadium. Went with friends from work. Everything is extremely fresh. They say the don't have a microwave or a freezer. Tacos, burritos, and more. Quick, easy, healthy under 6-10 dollar meal. LOVE the Mahi Tacos. Fish is crisp on the outside, but grilled not fried. Awesome salsa on side. Also 15 hot... More 

Thank OnTheRoadAgain38654
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Two words. Chicken flautas . Plus chips and queso. My go to meal for under $10 in Gainesville . The staff is always friendly and quick. The hot sauce bar is great. They also support many worthy causes. The tacos and quesodias are great also.

Thank gainesvilleLad
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Started by two University of Florida grads, this is a staple on the classic University Ave. Had my first hemp black bean burrito and it wasn't that different from a flour tortilla. Their homemade range of sauces on the back wall are a plus. The deco is funky and grungy: the night we went in an amazingly cheerful and pleasant... More 

Thank Mohana R
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Living in Gainesville is how I first learned of Tijuana Flats. And I'm so happy I did! Great food! And the cookie dough flautas are AMAZING!

Thank KrystalynnBrynn
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

On my trans-American charity cycle ride from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA through the southern states, it is always nice to find somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day in the saddle! Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here consuming vast numbers of calories, supping on a few ice cold beers whilst reading a newspaper,... More 

Thank Benjamindrfranklin

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1839
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-692-3093

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