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La Tarasca

1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
+1 360-736-7756
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flan” (22 reviews)
“tortillas” (27 reviews)
“carnitas” (51 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty good authentic Mexican food served here, different than the usual Americanized style you get at places like Azteca. Not much on seafoods but the chile relleno, homemade tamales and tacos are awesome. I usually order off the ala carte menu. Also the waitresses are...More

Thank michael k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great carnitas. Excellent homemade tamales. Our waitress was awesome and We were reminded that the success of this restaurant is because God is good. Amen.

Thank ThetaS39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live two states away, but I always plan to overnight in Centralia so we can dine at La Tarasca. Folks who love traveling in th south of Mexico will be happy with the more. Genuine style and ingredients here. The family that runs the...More

Thank bluecanoe2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh white corn tortillas, flavourful refried beans and rice accompanied the carnitas and chile verde. Good spicing. Enjoyed the pickled carrots that were put on the table at the start. Friendly service, cheerful colourful decor. I enjoyed the Jamaica hibiscus drink (horchata also available). A...More

Thank Tinwei L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant. The owner is from southern Mexico. Don't expect typical Mexican fare but do expect good food

Thank ghostrider1948
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best authentic Mexican food. Resonably priced and super friendly staff. My favorite is the street tacos with carne asada. Yummy. Only downside is very little seating. But, hey, they do take out too.

Thank jackandhank
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Returning from Seattle we looked up places to eat in Centralia. This one came up as one with the best reviews. We decided to give it a try. The food was not presented very well, mine was taco and a tamale. That was all that...More

1  Thank icoupontosavemoney
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I met an employee at La Tarasca for lunch at her recommendation. It is a converted fast food restaurant, seating probably not more than 50. The ownership is wonderfully accommodating and just plain cheerful! I ordered an entree of Chile Relleno. Oh YUM. And the...More

Thank Terre M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My son and I went here for lunch before a baseball tournament. The food was super fresh and delicious and the people who run the restaurant were extremely friendly. I had Taquitos Tarascos with potatoes and mole sauce, which were unique and delicious. My son...More

Thank lukecsmom
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great family run restaurant. Sorry no japa-fusion seaweed-hemp tortillas. They don't even serve chips & salsa! It's tasty Mexican food made with love. Try the carnitas with tortillas that are made in house.

Thank Move2BC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Main St, Centralia, WA 98531-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Centralia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-736-7756
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