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337 W Tulare St, Dinuba, CA 93618
+1 559-591-8616
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Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close to our Best Western hotel so in we went; wild crowd on one side but a quiet safari-themed restaurant on other side. As others have said, huge selection of food; 3 of us ordered different Mexican things, we were all happy with our choices.

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Thank LoyalFox
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

It was a little hard to tell what they specialize in. The menu was packed with Mexican, Italian, classic American, and seafood. If your going in a group, there truly is something for everyone. Our group ordered a variety and everyone said their food was good. The atmosphere could use an update; the furniture has seen better days. We are... More 

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Visalia, California, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not a lot of options for eating in Dinuba. Food is ok. Restaurant still hasn't been updated since you could smoke inside. It still smells like stale cigarettes and is very dark. Staff are friendly but service was slow.

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Peoria, Arizona
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had an OK Sunday lunch here recently with friends. The meal was OK but I ended up getting a bit sick from it---not sure if the food was too rich or what. It was an OK place to go, but it needs a "face lift" since it's a bit "worn" looking inside.

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Thank JJS1959
Jacksonville, Florida
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wasn't sure about this place when we went inside - appeared to be more of a local bar instead of a restaurant. However I was pleasantly surprised at the meal I had. Lot's of fresh ingredients, lots of flavor, lots of options. I'm a big fan of the grilled vegetable salad (I had them add grilled chicken) - lots of... More 

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Thank Paul C
Minneapolis
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This place was located close (walking distance) to our hotel. The Holiday Inn Express recommended it. It is perfect for a family with diverse taste, as it offers Mexican, Italian, and American. Not super fast service. But the food was good. We would go there again if ever back in the area.

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Thank blcott
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9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

food not good not a place to for family mor like a local bar that is all i can say that should say a lot

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Thank luis68793
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look like much, but the food was phenomenal! So delicious!!! We were in Dinuba two nights and ate here two nights in a row! The food was top quality, made from scratch. I had chicken nachos and the next night chicken Marsala. It was the best I've ever had. Also friendly service!

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Thank Lisa M
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

First of all, Dinuba is a small town, off the beaten track, and being the best in town doesn't make it a 5 star rating in my book. But the dish we ordered (and shared, a good choice) was fantastic. Molcajete, for the uninitiated, is a Tex-Mex cast iron bowl of thick red sauce filled with shrimp, chicken, chorizo, and... More 

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Thank amybryanterry
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Nice atmosphere, separate bar and dining area. Dining area is dimly lit and quaint. Great menu selection. Food is hit and miss. Chicken fried steak was thin and bland. Flautas were very good. Mushroom smothered chicken was good. Prices were quite high but it is a nice place. I'm in town for 3 days but I dont think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Mexican, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 W Tulare St, Dinuba, CA 93618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dinuba
  • Phone Number: +1 559-591-8616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?