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“Good food, poor service”
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La Tolteca
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: (608) 834-6142 phone #
Restaurant details
Description: (608) 834-6142 phone #
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

When your food finally gets to you, it's hot & very good. It's a bit cramped in the restaurant & dark in the back. Certainly not going here for the ambiance. They were great to work around my food allergies - it just took forever.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank chefgraves
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English first
Sun Prairie
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food. Very nice atmosphere.”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We have eaten at La Tolteca many times now and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good and the portions are generous. As other reviewers have mentioned, the salsa is excellent, both with the complimentary chips and as a little extra spice for your dish, Tasty Tecate on tap is also a plus. The clientelle is a diverse, from office groups to families with small kids, everybody fits in- a nice mix that contributes to the atmosphere. I personally prefer the front room- nicely decorated with a cozy feel. The back room is large and brightly lit and does not appeal to me. Service throughout is very good, however; waitstaff are always friendly and efficient.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Martin T
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
Reviewed 18 August 2012

I stop here 3-4 times a month to order to-go. I do not preorder but come in to enjoy a beer and wait for my food. Service is very slow and many times I'm the only individual at the bar. It takes at times up to 10 minutes before someone asks if I would like a drink and usually another 10 minutes to take my order. The atmosphere could use some help, the bar is more of a liquor storage area. Many times the employees eat Doritos and hot sauce at the end of the bar while working. The menu includes many dishes that are traditional Mexican food and I have yet to have a bad meal which is why I continue to come back even with poor service. As for dining in the service is much better and the food quality is excellent. Overall if they focused a little more on their bar business and to go ordering I would give it a 5 out of 5.

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Thank goodislife2
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Sun Prairie WI
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Ultimate Salsa”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We love, love, love this place! Close your eyes and let your taste buds do the rating on this Mexican gem! The salsa alone makes the trip her worth it. They have a great lunch menu, a huge dinner menu and it's all good! The staff is friendly and helpful. The margaritas are delish... I could go on for hours. Just try it!

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1 Thank Fluff_Huzzmeyer
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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“2 Locations Now!”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

It's simply a great place for Mexican food. Authentic Mexican is always the best and this place proves it.

Extensive menu can be overwhelming, but everything is always served piping hot. Service is always attentive. You won't be sorry for trying this place.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Don J
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