We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Little Hole in the Wall”

Calaveras Mexican Grill
Ranked #229 of 1,417 Restaurants in Tulsa
Description: Serving some of Tulsa's finest mexican food in a fun, friendly environment; while growing much of the produce we serve. We pride ourselves on serving fresh mexican food with prompt service.
Restaurant details
Description: Serving some of Tulsa's finest mexican food in a fun, friendly environment; while growing much of the produce we serve. We pride ourselves on serving fresh mexican food with prompt service.
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We recently visited Calavera’s before going to a movie at Circle Cinema. We arrived fairly early and there were a few people there; however, as it started getting closer to the movie start time more and more people started arriving. When you arrive you seat yourself, get your menus and then go to the counter to place your order. There is a salsa bar with several types of salsa ranging from mild to fairly hot along with additional items such as onions, lemon, etc. You are given a paper container of chips when you place your order, they are not served at the table as is common in other Mexican restaurants. They have a limited selection of beer and Pespi products. The salsas were freshly made and very flavorful. We all decided that the roasted salsa was our favorite.

I ordered the Chile Relleno which was an egg battered roasted Poblano pepper filled with queso fresco, served with rice and beans and covered in ranchera sauce. My husband ordered the Wet Burrito which had mixed meats (his choice) rice, refried beans, salsa, jack and cheddar cheese, covered with salsa, melted jack and cheddar, sour cream and guacamole. Our friends ordered the California Seafood Quesadilla which came with spinach, artichoke, mushrooms, onion, bell peppers and shrimp and the Fish Tacos which came with perfectly grilled fish, creamy chipotle sauce, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo, jack and cheddar cheese with a side of rice and beans.
The Chile Relleno was very lightly battered and fried but I thought the ranchera sauce was a little overpowering. The Wet Burrito was huge and could easily have been split between two people. The meats were grilled and had a little bit of “bark” on them which made the texture and flavor wonderful! The quesadilla was very, very good and I’ll probably order that on our next visit. The fish tacos came with large slices of avocado and, again, was enough for two people. I didn’t try them, but they looked delicious and our friend said they were delicious. We also ordered sides of queso and guacamole which were both delicious.

The service was friendly and our entrees arrived very quickly. A server brought our entrees to the table; however, that’s the only time you’ll have a server. If you need drink or salsa refills you’ll need to get it yourself.

We will be making Calavera’s a regular stop when we need our Mexican food fix. Next time we’ll know to only order one entrée or be prepared to take home ½ of our dinner for another time. Good service, great food and very reasonable prices will keep us coming back!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Sunshine7643
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (47)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

35 - 39 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2015

This place is not authentic mexican food, whatever they use to season their chicken and meat is terrible. We tried a bit of everything and nothing was good enough for us to go back there or recommend it to anyone. Compared to the mexican food I grew up eating this is pretty mediocre.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank YvetteEscobar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I go here EVERY Friday!!!
The food is amazing and the service is great! Best salsa bar in Tulsa! You could come here everyday for a month and not have the same thing twice! My favorite is the ceveche mixta (fish,shrimp and octopus)!!! Coldest beer in town, only downside is Mexican beer is only 3.2 and no margaritas! Please get your liquor license! The food is worth it though!!!

Thank shez4ou2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We ordered the Tijuana Cajete and some tacos for the kids chicken and meat and also nachos with chicken as appetizer.

We heard very good things about the restaurant but was not fantastic the Cajete missed a lot of seasoning also the beans in other words we won't come back, is not bad but we were expected more....

Thank Juan E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The menu is large as are the servings of delicious tex-mex entrees. Try the shrimp cocktail it is outstanding. Lack of tequila is made up for with several Mexican beer choices.

Thank Tulsa-Traveler63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Calaveras Mexican Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing