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Mekenita Mexican Grille

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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17623 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548-4535
+1 813-264-1212
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lutz, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is quaint and loved the decor. It's close to home so we ordered carry out to give it a try. The service was fast and friendly and the food was good but not the best I've ever had. Chips and salsa are delish buy the menu is limited so you may not find your favorite dish available. Nice... More 

Thank 6mightyminions
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This place is a little jewel! I shop at Home Goods next door and then eat at Mekenita. The food is fabulous! Everything has such interesting and unique flavors. Try the fish tacos or the chicken salad! Devine!

1 Thank Delta030
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Husband and I were out Christmas shopping and decided to stop here as I have seen and heard about it for the last few years and never had the opportunity. This will be a goto place for me from now on. Had wonderful pork tacos and husband had a steak burrito. Very authentic flavor. You have to order at the... More 

1 Thank flamy111
Lutz, Florida
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I come here a lot. It's like "Cheers" for me - usually on weekdays during fiesta hour (3 - 5 pm Mon - Thurs) I get tacos... the only question they have for me is "what kind?" On a recent Saturday night, I decided to splurge and get the pork enchiladas with mole sauce. what an amazing flavor combination!!! Smoky... More 

1 Thank Tampa_traveler63
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. Nice atmosphere. They have taco, burritoes, and great salads. Good portions. Chicken, beef , fish and shrimp options. Sangria is very good. They offer hot or mild salsa verde and other choices of salsas. Chips and salsa come with meal.

1 Thank Christina L
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food. Nice selection of menu options. Seafood always fresh. Appetizers, burritos, and tacos have been great so far. Also beer options. They bring food to your table but you order at counter. Takes some time for food to be delivered but that tells you things are prepared properly. This place is much better than the other Mexican options... More 

1 Thank William H
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The Pollo festiva special is fabulous. Smoked habanero shines through on the chicken. The tempura zucchini complemented it perfectly. Oh, forget Doritos. Do Mekenita's chips instead.

1 Thank kmfrashier
Lutz, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great little place with good Mexican food that uses fresh ingredients. Simple but tasty without the cheesy birthday songs.

Thank Diver City S
Lutz, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have lunch at Mekenita's 3 to 4 times each month. The salads (shrimp, chicken or beef) are good as well as the tacos (fish, chicken or beef). The people who work there are friendly and efficient.

Thank Hockey0519
Staten Island, New York
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Mekenita Grille is located in a shopping center as are most of Florida's restaurants, bars and grilles. This particular place served us good margaritas(not from a mix). Beer is also offered, the usual Mexican brands and one American brand. There are home made sangrias or margaritas available by the glass or the pitcher; freshly made juices, sodas, and iced tea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17623 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548-4535
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lutz
  • Phone Number: +1 813-264-1212

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