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Nelly's Mexican Food

Mexican, Southwestern
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4506 SE US Highway 169, Saint Joseph, MO 64507-2529
+1 816-233-8646
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived 10 minutes to closing. We were welcomed warmly and was not rushed to finish our meals. Prices are reasonable, food is good with generous servings. Free chips and salsa with your meal.

Thank madmb65
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The servers were all very welcoming and helpful. The Mexican food was reasonable and very tasty. We were there after the lunch hour and they were still on their toes and giving us great service.

Thank Donnasjmo
Independence, Missouri
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Road trip to St. Joseph on a Sunday, found Nelly's on our GPS, we were only less than a mile away. In a tiny strip mall surrounded by a mini mart and gas station. Wait staff of one lady was very kind and professional. We read the Nelly's trivia book of questions after placing our order. Food arrived quickly, was... More 

Thank gettingold422
Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at nearby motel during snowstorm. Walked over to this place. Was pleasantly surprised. Food was good, hot, and filling. Chips and salsa delicious too. Thank you!

Thank Robert M
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

I think this is St. Joseph's most authentic Mexican restaurant. I believe that everything is made from scratch. The tortillas are light and delicate. The table salsa has FLAVOR. My favorite, the pork burrito with green chili sauce, is huge, The pork is so tender; the sauce flavorful. The flauta is amazing. I was taken aback at its size. It,... More 

Thank Shirleylwm
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

The food was delicious, and I ordered it on the spot as carry-out and had almost no wait. The staff was very friendly too.

Thank MMattR
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped by because we had never been there before. There was one other table of people in the restaurant. Salsa was tomato sauce with onions in it. No flavor. We ordered and then had to wait 30 minutes for our food.We had to flag down the waitress to get drinks refilled. She was busy taking care of the to small... More 

Thank rdbailey79
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356 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here on 5/5/15 for dinner. We ordered the beef fajitas for 2. NEVER AGAIN. ..The cold corn chips and salsa should have been our first clue...But these fajitas were double nasty. They were saturated in grease with virtually no seasonings whatsoever. The meat was tiny pieces of dry no flavor grizzled filled steak slivers... More 

Thank Sheri H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Service was very slow! Charged extra for asking for a second bowl of chips. Order my kids soft shell tacos they came out dripping grease no seasoning. NOTHING good to say about this place!!!!!!!!!

Thank Amanda P
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Went here for lunch last week. Food was excellent, had the Burrito Colorado, very tasty and at a good price. Service was very friendly, but a little slow, especially given the fact that there were only 4 tables being used. The food was good enough that I would go back!

Thank The_Shadow_87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4506 SE US Highway 169, Saint Joseph, MO 64507-2529
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-233-8646

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