2000 E Dowling Rd Ste 1, Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 644-0317
Primary Phone: (907) 644-0317
Fax: (907) 644-0317
Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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Absolutely hands down the best Mexican food I've ever had. Bold smokey flavors and wonderfully seasoned dishes. The carne asada tacos are to die for (don't forget the lime ;) ) some of my other favorite dishes are the carnitas, chicken or beef chipotle, the taquitos, fluatas, spinach enchiladas, shrimp cocktail, soups, really and truly it is all so delicious! Often just pick up some chips and salsa to go. Nice way to relax and watch a good movie ;) the employees are so warm and really take time to k ow their guests. If you've been there a few times you are sure to have good conversation with the owners, Toby & Maria Gallo. Over the 25+ years I've been going there I have introduced many to this amazing restaurant and they now share my opinion of Los Arcos being the best Mexican cuisine in Alaska! Go get you some! & don't forget that sweet tooth the flan & fried ice cream are perfect!
Ate here for dinner yesterday 9/4/2013... service sucked and our order took forever..(at least 45 minutes) There is no one here!!! On top of that there was a big fragment of what seemed to be a paper coffee filter in my tamale... I understand that you can use coffee filters instead of corn husks but it was mixed in with the meat...plus their menu states they use corn husks. When I told our server... no response... no... "I'm sorry there is something in your food"... no...'let me see what I can do" nothing...later server came back and said it was actually a big piece of onion skin and wanted to debate the issue.... It was in my mouth.... IT WAS NOT ONION.... IT WAS PAPER.... never again!
09/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This has been a favorite place of mine. The booths are very uncomfortable but the food has been consistantly good so we were willing to put up with it. Recently though there have been changes. They started charging for chips without pointing it out to returning guests. They add additional items to the bill so you have to be careful when you pay to double check everything. And the service was poor. Had to wait forever to get the bill and they weren't even busy.
Will be looking for a new place to go.
10/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant is my personal favorite among Mexican places in Anchorage. This is in large part because of a single dish, which I highly recommend: carne asada tacos. I also like their complimentary salsa and the fact that the chips are baked and not fried. The few other dishes I have had there were fairly standard -- no better or worse than most other places. However, when I stumbled up the carne asada tacos, I was hooked. The service has been unpredictable in the couple dozen times I have been there. There have been times I went and received great service. Other times it was like pulling teeth to get someone to the table. Either way, the tacos are so good, I keep coming back.
The carne asada tacos consist of steak strips seared with a delicious seasoning and pico de gallo in soft corn tortillas. You can get them ala carte or with rice and beans. I order them with a side of cheese (which is over-priced) and pour in some of the house mild salsa to make the perfect taco. I am not a fan of sour cream or guacamole, so I don't miss these additions. Someone else might and would be disappointed to see the prices for each of these sides (adding a side of cheese, guac and sour cream and you could just about buy another dinner!).
The dinner dish is about $13 and consists of 2 tacos and rice and beans. The lunch version is several dollars less and has one taco (if I remember correctly). Ala carte prices are $3.50 for one, 6.50 for 2 and 8 for 3.