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602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
+1 909-888-0460
09:00 - 20:00
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Riverside, California
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I had the chili rellenos soup. First time ever having it in a soup. Best meal ever!!! I don't mean best Mexican food, I mean this was the best food I've eaten. The perfectly cooked, batter dipped, cheese stuffed chili was nestled in a clear lightly flavored, slightly spicy broth with carrots, potatoes, and peas. I picked the chili up... More 

Thank craig g
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Glen Bell worked at a burger joint in front of Mitlas 70 years ago and noticed customers lining up for an "American taco" made with crispy shell, ground beef, grated yellow cheese, fresh lettuvce and salsa. Seeing the success of McDonalds, he got a job i the Mitla kitchen and then went and launched Taco Bell. A trip here is... More 

Thank Jeffrey M
Apple Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This restaurant has been family-owned since its founding in 1937, and my family have been regular customers since 1947. It is straightforward good food, nothing particularly exotic, just plain good. You can't go wrong: homemade tortillas, delicious enchiladas, a ground beef taco that is better than any you can find anywhere, I could go on and on. Give it a... More 

Port Hueneme, California
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240 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you want a classic Hwy 66, Mom and Pop (make that Madre y Padre) Mexican cafe you have it here. It's one of those drive-right-past places in an area not on the chain restaurant loop. The place is like stepping back in time, a cool vibe. The food is unpretentious but hearty, very authentic, and the service is wonderful.... More 

Thank Robert B
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We only stopped for coffee as we were on a tight time schedule but wished we could have eaten there. The food we saw looked very appetising. The staff we very friendly and made us very welcome.

Thank frank19452015
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

SO I am almost 60 years old and have been coming to Mitlas since I was born. Over the years our family has narrowed down the menu to our favorite. There is only one dish I get and everyone in my family gets it. It is the Peggy Special. It is sooooo good!!! Comes with a salad and we of... More 

Thank Celeste T
San Bernardino, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Had always been a great place for great authentic Mexican food, but lately they have lost their touch, running out of food, not offering good service, forgetting orders, just terrible experience, so disappointed, might have to wait a long time, before trying again.

Thank Jnkellet
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This is a lively restaurant and although it's on a tourist trail, it's full of locals too. Service was friendly and fast, and the food was really enjoyable: great value, filling and tasty. The menu had a decent selection of dishes including daily lunch specials, and we were served good sized portions. Families and small groups also seemed very welcome... More 

Thank Kykylala
Chula Vista, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Salsa was great. Chips, pretty good. The Carne Asada meat was pretty scary, quality wise. Again with the cheddar cheese all over the beans. Gross. My buddy had the combo plate and it was the same. French fries were served with the carne asada plate and they had to have been sitting in grease at least an hour. My stomach... More 

Thank AlexCris15
Sydney, Australia
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319 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Really good mexican food in and authentic setting. A lot of route 66 decoration. Good friendly staff. Lots of local hispanics present.

Thank Murray S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bernardino
  • Phone Number: +1 909-888-0460

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