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“Mexican food done sloppy.”

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Plata's Mexican Food
Ranked #43 of 104 Restaurants in Barstow
Cuisines: Mexican
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Barstow, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mexican food done sloppy.”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

These chain of restaurants are family owned by different members of the family. Each one is unique but they all seem to have a very authentic home cooked, layed back feeling? Nothing very fancy but it does taste good. Fills the belly.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Norman, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always good. Even has menudo”
Reviewed 9 August 2012 via mobile

Always a good place for lunch. Good food at good prices and well air conditioned.
Enough to make up for being in barstow to start with.

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Chandler, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A great find: Mexican home cooking in the high desert of California”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

I didn't think I would ever give 5 stars to a Mexican restaurant, but this place deserves it! As a senior citizen I can say I have eaten at many many Mexican restaurant over the years but the food here was "out of this world", in quality, flavor, appearance and taste. They make their own chips which were light and airy with a wonderful crunch and the salsa was 6 star. All fresh ingredients. This is a family operation in existence for 37 years and the attractive young lady behind the counter said she was 3rd generation and that they had 3 other branches around town. I ate a green chili burrito that had to have a pound of meat in it, juicy, tasty, a delight on the palate. My wife had a carne assada burrito with potatoes added, equally wonderful and heavy with fresh ingredients. A side of refried beans was amazingly flavorful, never tasted beans that good before. We plan to stop by there again on our way home Labor Day weekend and try some of their other dishes.

  • Visited August 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great local food!”
Reviewed 5 June 2012 via mobile

No atmosphere, order at the counter, sit at simple tables, very inexpensive, been there for years per another customer, 20 types of burritos, 4 types of quesadillas, 7 types of nachos, etc. It was a simple supper but very good! Location is off the main drives in a simple bright yellow block building.

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San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best burrito in town”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Visit Plata's, you won't be disappointed. They have the best burritos in Barstow. The seating is somewhat limited but the food is exceptionally good.

  • Visited August 2011
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