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Little Tijuana Restaurant

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17 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
+1 612-872-0578
11:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I've been going to Little T's for over 20 years and unfortunately the last 4 years has seen their food and service go down hill. They're motto is "No whining!" That means you need to sit down, order exactly what's on the menu with NO Substitutions and if your order is not right or you're not happy, you need to... More 

Thank Mike B
Delano, Minnesota
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I hope you are reading this in time. Walk out- quickly! I have never had worse food or service in all of Minneapolis. We went with a group of 10 of us. The waiter was terrible. He was forgetful, didn't refill our drinks, took our orders wrong and simply looked bored. Beside the fact that the food was simply not... More 

1 Thank Msmotzko
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We were invited there by two friends for a mid-day meal/lunch. They raved about it. We thought it was mediocre. Didn't care for their homemade chips, or salsa. Or much for their food.

Thank jbirdie2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Deb's staff knows how to do fajitas! Being my husband's favorite Mexican dish, he has tried several restaurants but none compare to Lil T's. Full bar available. Open late.

Thank Judy A
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

We visited with friends and our little ones. It is a very dark and confusing. It's a Mexican place but the bar suggests it wants to be punk/rock n roll?! No chips and salsa on the table nor did any come when I ordered them. The margaritas where average and came in a rocks glass = strange. The food was... More 

Thank Gremiliam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Really not worth the high prices!!! Avoid this restaurant! It's got a grimy funky character, but $30 for two small basic meals?? 3 little decent enchiladas and a much smaller-than-chipotle marginal quality burrito ran our bill at $26+tip. Rice&beans "side" for the enchilada "meal" was a mere three bites of nasty. If you still are really craving Mexican food, walk... More 

Thank Sonia R
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206 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

I have been there several times, and the food never disappoints. Today we enjoyed the happy hour supreme beef nachos plus draft Pacifica. For our entrees we had the enchilada style chicken burrito, steak tacos, as well as a chocolate malt. The food was awesome--great flavor, heat and quality. We have eaten there numerous times and the quality is consistent... More 

Thank jlm456
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328 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you are on a low budget, this ia place to go. It's cheap, food is abundant (at least, it used to be), but it's rather tasteless and the choices are neither extensive nor creative. Overall, young folks go there more for the atmosphere (awfully popular among punk kids) rather than for food. If you have money and want to... More 

Thank stric75
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fun place, great service, and good "Mexican" food. Try their Nachos Grande if you really want to get some value for your buck and their fried ice cream for desert.

Thank Alex G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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470 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

The people here are super nice, atmosphere is fun, and they are pretty much ALWAY OPEN! Food is fine, drinks are better than fine, and the value is great.

Thank ilovecorndogs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-0578

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