“Teles Mexican Restaurant“
by Travis J
Teles Mexican Restaurant; Longview, TX; 1700 Judson Rd, Longview, TX 75601 – (903) 553-9833
A few weeks ago I learned why Teles Mexican Restaurant has such a good reputation around the Longview, TX area. Right when I stepped into the restaurant I was promptly greeted and shown to a table by the host-staff. With likewise speed, the waitress approached, inquiring what I would like to drink with my meal. After I placed my drink order, I turned my attention to the menu. Teles does not have anything too far out of the ordinary as far as “Mexican places to eat” in the East Texas area─it is fairly standard in that regard; yet I still ordered a batch of fried jalapeños for an appetizer. Chips and salsa were quickly provided, along with my drink. I am a fan of spicier salsa, and Teles’ brand of salsa did not disappoint─it did not burn me up, but my taste buds enjoyed the heat. After a few minutes, I decided upon my entrée, and relayed it to my waitress. When she took my menus and left, I decided to kill time by looking at my phone and sending/receiving some messages. To my pleasant surprise, it seemed like no sooner did I pick up my phone than my entrée arrived! Although I placed the order soon after receiving my appetizer, it was definitely not “too fast” that the entrée arrived. And even better than the speed with which my food was brought to me was the flavor of the food. The food at many East Texan Mexican Restaurants has earned it the nickname “Tex-Mex”, which is, Americanized Mexican food─not really authentic. While Teles was not 100% authentic, it was still a step in that direction, past “Tex-Mex”. The food tasted great, and my waitress was perfectly attentive to keeping my drink filled, and keeping my complimentary chips and salsa “filled”, literally, all throughout the meal and throughout my experience at Teles.
If you’re looking for moderately priced─not too expensive and not quite Taco Bell-ish─Mexican food in the Longview, TX area for a nice lunch by yourself or with a few people, might I suggest Teles Mexican Restaurant?
The restaurant is located at 1700 Judson Rd in Longview, TX.