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“"taste of Springfield"”
Review of Mexican Villa

Mexican Villa
Ranked #195 of 683 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Mexican
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Oxnard, CA
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“"taste of Springfield"”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

If you are looking for authentic Mexican haute Cuisine, do not look in Missouri (Duh!)
If you want a great mid-western experience.. Eat here. Springfield is a place a whole lot of people are from, or use to live here. When we come back our first stop is one of 200 places you can get "cashew chicken" and the second is the original Mexican Villa, by Phelps Grove Park, thought the food is the same in all of them, the original has the old table tops juke boxes and smells like love.
The Burrito enchilada style is proclaimed by many as "That's the best darn thing they have". I also love the tacos, enchiladas, and tamales. All you city slickers may think the Tiajuana sombreros on the wall are tacky and you don't understand the sauces...There is hot and there is sweet, and they give you little cups so you can mix them to your taste. I am home in Oxnard, CA where the best Mexican food on the planet is made yet I would sacrifice a major organ for an Enchilada style Burrito right now.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good sauce”
Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Skimpy on the fillings sauce good burrito flat. They once filled them up. Now the a flat and taste of cheap meat. Going down hill. Sauce still rulesby

  • Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“dissappointed”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

this was my wifes favorite place to go when we were in college...in the late 60's...took our family there several years ago...she was so excited......pretty dissappointing....very pedestiran and the salsa was like watered down ketchup

Visited November 2012
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Thank 448811traveller
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Springfield, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Burrito Enchilada Style”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Mexican Villa the original location on National was a wonderful experience the ambiance, food quality and service were amazing. Make this a must visit place if you are in the Springfield MO area. Totally recommend the Sancho Enchilada Style and the Queso dip.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank drillsargent
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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235 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Average, at best”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This restaurant, in the original location, is a Springfield icon. Went there recently, for the first time in years, and was rather disappointed. The chips were not warm and were rather stale tasting. The food was plentiful for the price but had no originality and no "zing". The best thing I can say about the restaurant was that the service was good. Otherwise, there are much better choices for Mexican food in town.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Cruiser9901
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