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“Excellent Service, Cute Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mindi's Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

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Mindi's Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Service, Cute Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

FIRST OFF, this is not an authentic mexican restaurant AND they do not advertise to be so. If that's what you're looking for, then you set yourself. HOWEVER, their food is very delicious if you enjoy americanized mexican food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank emeryram
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28 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

HORRIBLE FOOD!! The "salsa" was taco sauce out of a bottle. The "seafood" burrito was canned shrimp & imitation crab warmed up & placed in an uncooked tortilla, no seasoning or sauce. The spanish rice was bland. The chicken enchiladas were flavorless as well!! The beans were kidney beans out of a can! Anyone who says that this is a good restaurant is either high or friends with the owner! Don't waste your money on this place!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank amarks1975
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Luray, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dog food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Actually I wouldn't feed that to my dog. Or my neighbors dog, that would be animal cruelty, even though their annoying and bark all night, they STILL don't deserve that cruelty.

Visited August 2013
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Thank John J
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Little Local Mexican Stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Mindi's has been here probably 20 years. Nothing fancy just simple "american" mexican food. So if you’re looking for "authentic classic" Mexican or South American food pass Mindi's up, get off the 211 bypass and take 211 Business into town to Ranchero Mexican Restaurant. Mindi’s is a great little side of the road place with the standard Mexican dishes and appetizers. The chips are usually warm and fresh with good salsa. My favorites are the small Mexican Pizza, poppers, or shrimp jammers for an appetizer and the California Burrito or combination Frittatas for a meal. Unless you’re really hungry the small size frittatas is plenty. While they do not have full alcohol service they do have wine, coolers, and beer. And YES there is a Mindi. She is the owner and a great lady who got her start in the restaurant business working down at the original Anita’s Mexican restaurant in Vienna, Virginia.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marc L
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A must miss. You ar better off going to the Taco Bell a block away!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Did not meet expectations whatsoever! Some friends and I dined at Mindis and nobody was impressed. The atmosphere/conditions: The facility was very run down and has seen better days. The quality and flavor of the food and authenticity, very poor. I could have purchased the stuff and made all the dishes better myself. Examples, when I asked about the beef tacos, they used ground beef and taco mix, I then ordered the chicken soft tacos. The beans tasted canned and over peppered. The tostada my friend ordered was a stale shell, and did not appear to be prepared at the restaurant as the waitress said that they did. My order was brought out on the wrong shell (not soft) and was on stale grocery store style taco shells. I mentioned to the waitress that I had ordered the soft tacos, in which she politely corrected. The dessert, "fried ice cream," was definitely not prepared onsite as the crust was very stale and tasted freezer burned. The only plus about the place was that the wait staff was polite and the beer was inexpensive. At the end of the meal, we all agreed that we would have been happier had we gone through the taco-bell drive through which was a block away. Had we gone through the drive through...we would know that it would not be authentic and have lower expectations than what we would have expected from a sit-down non-fast food restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank C B
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