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“Not what we Expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lourdes Mexican Food

Lourdes Mexican Food
Ranked #12 of 338 Restaurants in Escondido
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, CA USA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not what we Expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Had been hearing about this place for a while now. Mostly about their chicken soup. Eventually decided to try it and were not amazed by their soup. Also ordered a couple of tamales and were disappointed at their quality (taste, massive amount of dough versus meat). We likely will not return there just for the chicken soup alone, but maybe to explore other menu offerings.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Valley Center, California
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“BEST CHICKEN SOUP in TOWN!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This little hole in the wall Mexican Restaurant is just the best! If you ever feel a cold coming on, or need some homemade comfort soup - this is your place! They serve the best Homemade Chicken soup - complete with cilantro and Avocado, with a side of tortillas!
Their Carne Asada French fries a really tasty too!
We eat there about three times a month!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Simply Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

The reviews on Chicken Soup are dead on! The soup is Excellant! The Carnitas and Fish Tacos were great too. The prices are affordable. We were going to eat here a week ago and ended up eating at a Mexican place down the road. That place cost us $100 for our family of four and we left unsatisfied. Lourdes cost $25 and we left full and happy. Can't wait to come back again before we go home.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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235 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“One of my favorite comfort food places”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Hector and his wife built a cult. Seriously! I have been following them since 1996. When my son was born 15 years ago, Hector sent my favorite Chicken Soup to the hospital (his wife's recipe!). I now live in Minnesota but stop there every chance I am in San Diego. I dream of the chicken soup and now my son does too. And my husband of 24 years can't walk out without his Carnitas Burrito. Tips: get there early for lunch to find parking. If it's busy order it to go if your time is short. If you are on a diet, um, just enjoy. It's worth the splurge at least five days a week.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Escondido, CA
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Chicken Soup -- Other Items OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

This place is famous for it's chicken soup and I would stick with that. Other items are okay but some other Mexican restaurants do a better job.

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