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La Tarasca

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1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
+1 360-736-7756
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Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great and food was really yummy. Don't be afraid to eat there even though the building was not so nice outside it was delicious.

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fairbanks
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is so good that I ate here 3 times in a week love it and the staff is very friendly, Authentic food a must go

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Portland to Seattle. We were so glad we did. Friendly place with delicious food. Ordered the special for the day - beef with red chili sauce, that was some of the best red chili I have ever had. Also we had the pork carnitas, which were tender, juicy, and very flavorful. Homemade tortillas and... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were staying overnight in Centralia, en route from Portland to Vancouver. A search on TripAdvisor indicated that La Tarasca Restaurant might be a great choice for our evening meal. On arrival, we learned that La Tarasca features the authentic cuisine of Michoacan, a state in West Central Mexico. During visits to three other Mexican states, we’d enjoyed many fresh,... More 

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Thank ozcan1
Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Extremely kind staff were gracious to my friend when I was really late on the way between Portland and Seattle. THE FOOD WAS GREAT! I haven't had good Mexican food for years since I've been living in the Midwest. Many thanks, La Tarasca!

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Thank Karen H
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Friends recommended we have lunch at La Tarasca on our drive between Seattle and Portland, and boy were they ever right! We had a quick lunch and the service could not have been more friendly. Mexican pickled carrots are served in lieu of chips and they did not disappoint. They were so good, I tried to by some to take... More 

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Thank AnnerAndAaron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Fluffy melt-in-your-mouth house made tortillas form the basis of delicious soft tacos. Adobada (pork in chile sauce) tacos have succulently layered flavors. Unforgettable! Friendly and efficient service. Family run restaurant that takes pride in sharing personal recipes handed down from generations before. What a find! PS Save room for the flan. Perfect way to top off a fabulous lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

They're posole was as good today as it was when I had it 10 years ago! This is a must stop during our commute from Portland to Seattle. Big plus - totally gluten free menu!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food I've had since I was traveling through Baja California on a mission trip. Small place, casual Mexican cafe atmosphere, very busy--We waited for about 5 min for a table on a Monday evening, absolutely worth it. Tortillas were fantastic. Staff is great. Magic happening in the kitchen. I had the chile Colorado and it was amazing, and... More 

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Centralia, Washington
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Family owned, very authentic food, good location. They tend to get very busy because of great food. Kid friendly and wheel chairs should fit through doors. ( No stairs)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Centralia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-736-7756

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