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“Decent Food - Great Value”

Los Compadres Restaurant
Ranked #562 of 804 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lutz, Florida
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Decent Food - Great Value”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

As Mexican restaurants go, Los Compadres is squarely average.

The Good:

- Food was generally excellent.
- Chips and salsa were fresh, queso tasted great and perfectly melted/saucy.
- Platters were inexpensive and portions generous.
- Actual spicy tamale!
- Draft beer was 3X size and COLD. Nice job there.

The Bad:

- Service was spotty. Our server paid more attention to the TV at the bar than to us. We waited excessively for requested items and paying our tab. Unfortunately, ALL of the servers were also watching TV, which is not good management or culture. The good thing is, this is an easily solvable problem.

All told, just average...but I think with better service this could be a recommended restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Asi Asi”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The food here is so-so, but this place isn't really where you go for great Mexican food. It's where you go to grab some chips and salsa and a large, cheap margarita. Great, boisterous atmosphere. More for the college student scene.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
“Terrible service”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The service was so bad that my wife and I had to wait for what seemed liked forever before any took our initial drink order. The service only went down hill from there. When we finally got our food, it was cold and bland. Never again

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Joe H
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Tallahassee, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
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“King of Burritos”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend has been eating here for over 10 years and I have both been eating here for over 7. The salsa is authentic. I love the queso dip. The menu was good before but we really like the new introduction of the burrito menu. The best thing this place has is their burritos. We always get the steak and it's great. I can't speak for the chicken or hamburger meat. I also like veggie fajitas and steak fajitas and the corn tacos (soft shells) are super good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tallahassee
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Town”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

This place is the best Mexican joint in town...the food is good and the beer is cheap. What more can you ask for? If you go, order the bistec ala Mexicana...it's not on the new menu, but they'll still make it if you know to ask for it. Really good stuff! The one time to not go here is Cinco de Mayo...they jacked-up the prices of beer (e.g., we paid more for less beer). Any other day of the year is a good day to go here for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Puppy D
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