Joel's Restaurant

3116 Amherst St, Lubbock
(806) 765-0590

Recent Reviews

Lori Collins

Sweetie and I were in Lubbock again and searched for a restaurant on Google. We decided on Joel's because we weren't looking for anything heavy to eat and Joel's looked like it had diner style food. We found our way to the restaurant (which is located in a somewhat residential neighborhood) and parked across the street because it's small parking lot was full (a good sign, right?). We went in and found out it was a Mexican style restaurant with a nice little buffet. Sweetie ordered a breakfast burrito with eggs and potatoes and ham. I opted for the buffet. The buffet had really good build your own tacos and carne asada burritos along with beans, rice, a nice salad bar and even a couple of soups. The taco and asado were delicious. I had a bowl of their soup and discovered it was menudo! It wasn't just menudo, it was really delicious menudo! We both ate well and filled up just right and it was a tad over $20 for both of us, including drinks. Well done, Joel!!

Draven Rivera

Really good breakfast burritos and the buffet is really good but is lacking in some aspects. The location is really great too.

victor torres

Awesome Mexican food great service good atmosphere small and cozy lived in Lubbock all my life recommend you experience good authentic Mexican food

deana ebeling

Our first time! Great chips & salsa, great buffet, great atmosphere! We will be back!

Paul Ramone

I love this little place .they treat me like I am family and there food like my mom used to make or very close too it.

Randolf Monson

We went in and found out it was a Mexican style restaurant with a nice little buffet. Sweetie ordered a breakfast burrito with eggs and potatoes and ham. I opted for the buffet. The buffet had really good build your own tacos and carne asada burritos along with beans, rice, a nice salad bar and even a couple of soups. The taco and asado were delicious. I had a bowl of their soup and discovered it was menudo! It wasn't just menudo, it was really delicious menudo!

Daniel Gutierrez

its a very good place to eat and very good customer services and very clean and i will continue to be giving them my busines.

Paula Garcia

Good food. Love their fideo!

Patricia Silva

Hello.. My name is Patricia.. I have been a server for over 20 years.. I recently started working for Joel and his lovely wife Nati.. I've been there maybe 3 months or so.. I must say.. I truly love my job here.. Great family atmosphere.. Great food.. And great on prices.. Come check us out.

Dave Ward

Always love the food and service. Best burritos and breakfast that I have found in Lubbock. Huevos rancheros never tasted so good. We will be back very soon.

Reuben Spafford

Eat here all the time. Lunch is a buffet. Not expensive. Used to be around 10 bucks but it went up to 13 I believe. Still good food, great staff, clean and I will continue to be a customer.

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Always great food & friendliest service!! Love going there!

Belle Vasquez

Always great food & friendliest service!! Love going there!

Oscar Granado

the service and food is really good

Oscar Granado

the food is good and service is good also,also not expensive

Jaime Todd

Menudo was old and Barbacoa had a weird taste to it. No bueno.

Corrie Tijerina

They have the best egg and chicharron burritos!

Candido R.

Great family restaurant . Home cooking . Best barbacoa in Lubbock Tx. Buffet real good. They serve spam! Best spam potatoes burrito. Owners great people.

Doug May

Good food. Friendly service.

Alexander Dace

Amazing, this place is the best. Too many fake Mexican restaurants in this area glad to finally find a great Mexican restaurant.

Alice Wilson

Cheap and amazing food!

DannyAndEsmer Constancio Jr

We love love love eating there. We always feel like family.

Alicia Green

Cheap and amazing food!

Deanna Martinez

Good little hole in the wall! Salsa is picosito and has good flavor, breakfast was very good. Next time we'll try the menudo.

jordan williams

Staff was very great! Food did not take long, food tasted fantastic. I enjoyed my visit overall, it is worth going back!.

T Sif

Great food great service

Pedro S. M.

I went here because it was recommended but i was kind of dissapointed because the bar had choices that even i am mexican cant tell what dishbit was. Even the pozole was not bad but ot look more like a stew than pozole. Half of the bar was for salads and dessert bought from the store rather than a home made dessert. It will be hard for me to be back at this place Prices are cheap but no good food at least not my favorite type of mexican food.

Candido Rosales

Good Buffett 10$ with drink. They serve spam. Best barbacoa in Lubbock . Haven’t tried tamales. Menudo good. Friendly staff

isaac mcadoo

Bob, and great food, and buffet!

Destiny Caudillo-Machado

loved the breakfast... and my waitress was the best

Katherine Davis

The food is so great and the prices are amazing.

Lian Oyerbides

It was alright with the fairly cheap lunch buffet.

joe mckay

Good place for a quick lunch. Very affordable and good food

robert guajardo

Their food and service is Simply Amazing and the eye candy is good too

Matt Garza

Owner, employees and food were so good

Marty Mar

We have coming to eat here for years and Joel and his wife always greet everyone . We usually get breakfast but today we got the Buffet which was cheap and food tastes great!

Joseph P. Artho

The carne guisada was awesome.

James S.

Not a hidden gem. Service was poor. Taste was horrible. Never received my coffee. Menu is printed terribly. Watched our waitress eating before I received food.

Josh Evans

Pretty good food, buffet didn't seem to appetizing. I would recommend the building your own burrito! Service was okay.

Mark Gonzales

Great food nice Service good place