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Paredes Family Restaurant

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304 W Broad St, Mineola, TX 75773-2023
+1 903-569-2424
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Years ago this was THE place to go...great food...outstanding number of choices...everything fresh and hot. Not so much anymore. The last 3 times I/We've been the food has been average at best...borderline dangerous at worst. The staff is always fast and attentive...but that isn't where the issue is. While there are many different choices on the buffet line...unless you're there... More 

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1 Thank Jamey A
Canton, Texas
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33 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Who are writing these glowing reviews?!?!? I just had one of the worst meals ever!! The variety of food was okay, but the quality was terrible. Most of the food comes right out of a can or frozen from a box. Canned vegetables were mushy and bland! I saw some flies buzzing around the dessert bar. One word to describe... More 

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2 Thank Jerrid322
Quitman, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We were quite pleasantly surprised by the warm and inviting interior of this spacious restaurant, festively decorated for Christmas. The buffet has a large variety of entrees and sides (both American and Mexican). The food was hot and delicious (I had fried catfish, hush puppies, green beans, slaw, carrots and kernel corn). Bread pudding lives up to its yummy reputation.

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Thank TexasStarshine
Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Fam has been several times. Great food. Big variety. Nice salad bar. Clean. No waiting. Quick, pleasant service. Huge restaurant/separate bar, (we've never been in the bar). We always get the buffet & like to go on Saturday nights as it's a steak buffet. For under $10 per person, we think it's a terrific deal!

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Thank hopeandhappiness
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We showed up at night (around 8:45). The kitchen closes relatively early. At the bar they have no food :-( nothing, ... no small snacks or microwave stuff. Bar has nice variety of beer, very friendly staff. Everything was set up for Halloween - looks good, well done! I would go there again.

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Thank Thomasito123
Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

They advertise that they serve real Mexican food. Well, I can report they serve good food and it was real enough for me to leave stuffed as well as happy. The service was excellent and quick to make it an overall good experience.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I met a dear friend from college here that I had not seen for years....neither of us had been here before. We were pleased with the restaurant, menu choices, buffet, wait staff and cleanliness. The bartender/waitress was very attentive and we will probably arrange to meet there again, on our next meeting. They also have daily specials that are worth... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Went here recently and what a pleasant surprise. I had heard it was a Mexican buffet and altho they do have a Mexican section there are lots of other choices. And very good! Fried Catfish - Excellent. Cut Green beans seasoned so well. Fried Chicken. Corn, lima beans. Liver if you're so inclined. Hush puppies. Chicken enchiladas & beef enchiladas.... More 

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Thank extranan
Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This place was unexpectedly good. A few of us were in town on business and absolutely did not expect to find a fantastic buffet like this in MIneola. Lots of Tex Mex choices, as well as salads, soups, hot and cold veggies, casseroles, fried chicken, meatloaf, desserts in excess. Very impressive. Service was good and friendly and prices were cheap.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for lunch and it took awhile to be seated which was bad for customer service. I've never been there and he thought we should try it so we did. I was hungry and in the mood for Mexican food. The food was disuniting, this is not real Mexican food and everything was bland and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Mexican
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 W Broad St, Mineola, TX 75773-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mineola
  • Phone Number: +1 903-569-2424
Description
Family restaurant

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