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Mexican, Southwestern
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4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
+1 816-232-0221
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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435 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

this Mexican restaurant is well known in st joseph, but the quality has gone down in last few years. the portion sizes of nachos and cheese have decreased noticeably. and the prices have gone up very much. service is usually good. food flavor is mediocre.

Thank lmij
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Since this was our first time at this establishment we were served samples of several different delicious treats like beans, rice, guacamole and Mexican spaghetti with their homemade flour chips. We had the ultimate margaritas that were some of the best we have had. Several different genuinely nice people served us and treated us very well. For dinner we ordered... More 

Thank YBK2014
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Went there on a recommendation and glad that we did! We were there at lunch time but we got our order in a very timely manner! Chips & cheese dip were very good...love the homemade chips...pretty sure best I've even had! Three of us in party..and we all enjoyed our lunch and left there wayyyyyyy too full! Staff was also... More 

Thank CHazen
Bloomington, Indiana
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

wonderful authentic mexican foods, my favorites is always the red pork chili sauce and beans,but the taco are also excellente

Thank David L
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

When in town,This is on our for sure list, Have been coming here for decades, Have got to know the family pretty well and the food is always just what we want. Thank you as always

Thank cvcocktails
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

I have been a constant champion of this place since I had my first taste when they were serving out of their house over 40 year ago. We wanted the order "to go" because we had places to go and things to do before we headed home. My daughter and I were the patrons. I I don't know if the... More 

Thank Becky K
Saint Joseph, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

In former reviews, I did not read that anyone opted for CHICKEN tacos and enchiladas, which are my favorite. It is shredded lightly spiced pulled, chopped chicken in the tacos and enchiladas. The "choice of three" plate allows for any combination of tacos, enchiladas, tamale, tostada, beans, or fideo noodles. There has always been taco sauce with jalapeño seeds in... More 

Thank Stephanie F
St. Jospeh
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is not authentic. If you want authentic you have to go to Kansas City. sorry folks. I think people from St. Joseph like it because they've not been to a great authentic Mexican restaurant.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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136 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Having been to Barbosa ' s Castillo in Saint Joseph Missouri at their original location years ago, we decided to try the location on Frederick Street as the original is closed on Mondays. I don't know when I have been more disappointed in a restaurant. No complementary chips and salsa. Filthy surroundings. Our server had on a filthy apron. And... More 

Thank Denise B
Gladstone, Missouri
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

We are not familiar with St. Joe so this restaurant was recommended to us. The only nice thing I can say is the staff is very friendly. The food was very bland it was lacking flavor. One of my items was a cheese enchilada that tasted very similar to a grilled cheese sandwich. Take plenty of cash with you. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-232-0221

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