All this restaurant is, is overpriced taco bell....this is so far from mexican food it's rediculous. But I suppose people who haven't eaten REAL mexican food wouldn't know the difference.....it's greasy, and tasteless, the ambiance in the restaurant stinks, and the service is poor. Go next door to Coyote Blues - WORLDS better
Tampicos is the best, I've been eating at all their resturants since 1978, when I moved to Patterson. I've eaten at Morgan City, Bayou Vista and New Iberia. I live 60 miles north of Lafayette, but my daughter lives there and every time I visit, that's my treat.To go to Tampicos. Serjo is my favorite waiter. I wished they would put Tampicos in Alexandria to show these northerns what good mexican food is supposed to taste like. Thanks
I have known the owner and his mother for over 30 yrs. They started out in the 70's with one resturant now they have 4. The recipes are original mexican food. This is not Tex Mex, Chilli out of the can mexican food but this food came from recipes from generations of the family...I recommend Tampico's to everyone who likes real mexican food.
I visited Tampico's Saturday night. The service was absolutely the worst that I have EVER experienced. It took me over an hour to receive my entree', after everyone in my party had finished their meals. The entree' was not worth the wait. It tasted like they poured Chef Boyardee over it. We asked for drink refills, etc. several times only to have them brought 15-30 minutes later, if our waitress brought them to us at all. The service that we received was terrible. Then the waitress had the nerve to confront our table regarding the tip that she received from us. It will be a very long time before I visit Tampico's again.
I am from Erath and I love eating at Tampicos in Lafayette or New Iberia. Great Mexican Restaurant. I can honestly say that the food is great but the dip and chip is what brings me back every time ....best I've ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant.