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Lalo's Taqueria

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2501 E 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801-1776
+1 417-781-7700
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10:30 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I tried the enchiladas and carne esada tacos. They were really good. The chicken enchiladas had real chunks of chicken not the typical shredded chicken from a can. The carne esada had great flavor. Portions were generous and the cost was very budget friendly. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Jeffrey P
Joplin, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The tacos here are unbeatable! Get the tongue. Trust me. Don't argue. Don't be a pansy and say "eeewwww, yucky!" Get them. Right now. Thank me later. They also have homemade horchata and Mexican cokes! Love me some Lalos!

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Thank TravelingWifer
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great variety of tacos and authentic Mexican food. Wish they would bring chips and salsa to the table once you order though. I also wish they had an option to make any meal a combo by adding beans and rice instead of having to order ala carte. The staff was friendly, the space is small but the food was delicious!... More 

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Thank Tripcritic75
Joplin, Missouri
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I like the food just never know what I am ordering because authentic Mexican means you need to speak Spanish to ask questions about what you are ordering. Looks like a hole in the wall but great taste! Abundant quantity for a great price.

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Thank Kerri B
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Very authentic. We tried a variety of items off the menu. Everything was delicious. If you like "real Mexican", you can't go wrong!

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Thank DenoDiner
Springfield, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Whenever I get nostalgic about Mexico or have a serious craving for some authentic Mexican food, Lalo's is my go-to place. It is owned by a very sweet Mexican family who know both English and Spanish. Great place to practice your Spanish if you're up for it: They are comfortable speaking to you in either language. Some things to know... More 

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2 Thank Mary T
Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Freshly prepared Mexican street food in a quaint little storefront next to a busy street. You can snag a beer from the fridge while you wait for your food. Dine in or carry out. Yum!

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Thank Serena D
Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

If you want Mexican food that tastes closest to what you get in small city Mexico, and so different than the cheese rich Tex Mex common all over the US, Lalo's is the place. It is a small place with about 6 tables run by a couple from a town north of Mexico City. It has the look and feel... More 

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Thank DrParticle
Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Lalo's may be tiny, but it's serves up the most delicious REAL Mexican food around. The staff are friendly and very attentive. You can tell that the food is freshly prepared for each order. I love their tamales. This is an absolutely must visit restaurant.

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2 Thank MeepersTaz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

If you're looking for a legit authentic Mexican restaurant Lalo's Taqueria is by far the best I've had outside of this little beach joint in Florida. There tacos are small and simple but yet oh so delicious. The Asada and Caritas Taco Especial were great with the fresh avocados, cheese and yes cilantro. The Adobada and Barbacoa were also good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
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Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 E 7th St, Joplin, MO 64801-1776
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-781-7700

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