Armando's Mexican Restaurant

4.3
72 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Top tags:

Casual
Armando’s is located in the heart of Mexicantown and is an anchor to the thriving Southwest Detroit community. Established in 1967 by their friend Armando Galan, the Hernandez family took over in 1986 and has proudly operated Armando’s since. We quickly gained a loyal clientele of diners who return, generation after generation, craving the restaurant’s signature dishes and warm atmosphere. The Hernandez family looks forward to seeing you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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heyk1
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The food and drinks were great. The staff was so nice.. The outside setup not so much. Not enough heaters to keep patrons warm and the plastic over the patio was open so cold wind was blowing into the seating area..I don't like not being able to feel my thighs and fingers while eating.

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I reserved heated outdoor seating, it was cold but that was too be expected. The food wasn’t really good, lacked seasoning and freshness.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The luminarias were pretty cool, but also pretty cold.

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DanicaC
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience and service considering the shut down amidst the pandemic.

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KeonaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

I was on time with my entire party but still waited an hour to be seated despite my reservation.

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MEMEF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

We ordered steak tacos and it was little tiny pieces of meat same with the steak queasadilla no meat

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billG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our daughter and her husband visited us from their home in England during the holidays. One of the enjoyable times we spent with them was our lunch at Armando's with 12 family members. Everyone had a great time during the holiday lunch and we had ample time to visit with the entire group and enjoy the food at Armando's. Great Job Armando's!

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DaveM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Celebrated a birthday there. Awesome food, drinks and service!!

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KimberB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Esmeralda was our server and she was outstanding! The menu had many choices and the food was delicious. The salsa was to die for. The margarita’s could have used a tad more tequila but overall everything was excellent!

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DenaC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

I was hopeful, it seemed like it would be delicious...but the food was bland, the corn tortillas for the tacos were soggy and tasted terrible, the waitress wasn't very attentive

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PaulaP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was great! Loved the food. I will definitely go back.😀

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating. Great food, great service, great place.

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MSURoses
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was great. The service was exceptional.

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Vorman
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are from the DC area by way of Tucson so Armando's is always a stop when we get to the Big D. Their food is as authentic as you can get this far east and it nourishes the soul as much as the body. Service is gracious, friendly and waaay better than we've received at expensive restaurants.

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vippearljune23
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Poor quality food. Very disappointing.

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Jayla
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Armando’s is the best Mexican restaurant ever! I love the food & the waiters are extremely nice. Me and my family love to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there.... found it on Open Table and decided to give it a chance as it was early evening on a Saturday night. Great decision on our part - there was a line out the door, and we got in and were seated in under 2 minutes!

Excellent food, fantastic drinks and one of the best waitresses we’ve ever had. Will ask for Dua every time we come back (and based on our experience that will be often)!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Noisy, dirty and food was okay.

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angelj
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Corrissa was my server and i absolutely love her. And i got a surprise birthday song. Thank you

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OmayraS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Mari our waitress was excelent. Too bad she had to leave as her shift ended. We then had Andres. He was good, but not like Mari.

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Camior
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

My family and I have been here three times now -- each time not satisfied with the taste of the food but willing to give it another try. We've decided that's enough of spending our money for meals we don't enjoy. In general the food is bland and seems like it's not made with pride or love. Too bad, we were hoping to like it.

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TashaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow. Food came out at different times, leaving some of my guests without food,while others were eating. But as always, the food was fresh, hot, and good!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have not had thousands of tacos in my life. I have only had several hundred. But Armando’s were the best tacos I’ve ever had in my life. Period.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service atmosphere totally great

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Little pricey for Mexican Town, and they seemed to be short staffed. El Jefe Margarita was delicious. I will go again.

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ALF6306
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food remains the "go to" reason for stopping by. The kitchen takes care to plate the dishes nicely and they do not fall into a typical restaurant style of overly large portions. The salsa are very tasty and the "Frijoles" are the reason to keep coming back.

Armando's is a Detroit staple and the building is showing its age. They may need to consider upgrading with a focus on refreshing and lightening the look.

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TomT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I had been searching for an authentic Mexican restaurant in the Detroit area and this is it. I lived in Los Angeles for 20 years so my standards are high when it comes to Mexican food. I had the carnitas. It was delicious.

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Chardonnay
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time dining here. The ratings online were high, and we made the half hour drive to check it out. It was amazing and well worth the drive for exceptional food and service. Each dinner comes with a roasted jalapeño which was somewhat unique to go along with the beans, rice, and pico. From start to finish, a great value for homemade delicious Mexican food.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food and drinks were great and our waiter was on top of his game. Love this place.

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TKHodges
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at Armandos and we will def be back. Food and margaritas were great. Price was good as well!!

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TheresaG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Armando's has been a 5 generation favorite of my family. It started with my great grandmother working there back in the day cooking upstairs. Now it's a banquet room, the food is awesome as usual. It takes me back in time to how my great grandmother and grandmother cooked. Which was passed down to myself ( 4th gen. ) BUT ANYWAY GREAT PLACE , GREAT FOOD, GREAT PRICE ❤

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food and amazing service. My favorite place to eat.

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DawnI
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite mexican restaurant other then in Mexico!!

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CurtA
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. Glad we made reservations, did not realize how busy they would be.

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vipAdrienneF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Dessert was clearly made in house to order. The food & drinks were a Great value, too. I'd definitely recommend Armando's!

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ErinK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was excellent! Our server was very attentive and great! The only issue was that clearly they had no idea I had made a reservation. We arrived on time with our party of 8 and preceded to wait over 30 minutes for a table. Overall, we spent 3 hours in the resturant even though we were in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Love It . Andy Was So Amazing ‼️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had great experience for my bday☺️

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OctaviaJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, drinks and customer service. Highly recommend dining here for sure.

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MorganC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service from the server all the way to the hostess. Food is authentic, salsa is spicy (YUM!), jamaica and horchata tasted like I was back in Mexico, the menu has something for EVERYONE, and there was ample parking!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Armando's Mexican Restaurant using the Order Online button. Armando's Mexican Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Armando's Mexican Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 554-0666.

Armando's Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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