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MI Tierra Restaurant

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18 E Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901-3415
+1 831-422-4631
09:30 - 21:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food here is authentic and tasty. Best Chile relleno I ever had. Brush up on your Spanish, very little English is spoken here. Lots of excellent food for the price.

Thank luvtravlin53
Salinas, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A little hole in the wall place in Old Town Salinas . Some of the best Mexican food in an area where there are lots of Mexican restaurants. We took our daughter this time and she says she will definitely return. Daily lunch specials, Mon-Fri, a good opportunity to try some of their delicious food. The Chile Verde is so... More 

Thank roadwarriorstwo
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I had a two-enchilada plate, with green sauce on one and red sauce on the other. The flavors were very good and the service was very friendly. The prices are slightly higher than a couple of other nearby restaurants, but still in an affordable price range.

Thank mikegrattan
Hollister, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped at this restaurant for dinner. This was our first time here. The staff was very friendly. The food was very good. I ordered the molcajete and it consisted of chicken, shrimp and carne asada on top of chorizo with melted cheese. It was delicious. My husband ordered the fajitas. Both orders came with rice and... More 

Thank Christina R
California Central Coast
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The food is authentic, with some unique family-type recipes. Most of the regulars get a tall beer served with shrimp, celery, and other things, but I forgot its name. You won't go away hungry! Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank MtDavid
Salinas, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Service is good, servers attentive and as fast as possible. Nice full portions of moist rice and tasty refried beans with each platter. I love the combos as I can never make up my mind - it's all good. Meaty pollo (chicken) that stewed and flavorful; tender asada (beef) and carnitas that fill the tortillas. If you like chile rellenos... More 

Thank Samm N
Oakland, CA
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Mi Tierra in Salinas we visited when looking for a Mexican lunch spot while visiting the Steinbeck Museum which is a kitty corner away. Some of the reviews seem to cover their old location - the new one is nicely done with bathrooms, 2 dining areas front & rear with a large public parking structure behind it. Right on the... More 

Thank design49er
Salinas, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We love the food here but all and all you can not beat the Chavelas are the best...Great customer service. Highly suggest this place to everyone.. Family own and ran. You will feel like family here.

2 Thank Shelly G
Sallinas, CA
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Mi Tierra has been in Salinas forever and is considered a local institution. There new location on Monterey Street (between the Steinbeck Center and the Maya Cinemas) is a big improvement over their last site on Gabilan, around the corner. I come here for the pozole and caldos and they are excellent. Served the way they are supposed to be.... More 

Thank Curleyhd
Krakow, Poland
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We visited this place by accident , after visiting J. Steinbeck center we stopped for a meal. One thing you need to consider: Portions are huge - really very big. we went there with my wife and we should have taken one meal for 2 people. Food was really great! Huge portions for the price you pay. this is a... More 

Thank krakowiak81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901-3415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-422-4631

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?