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El Paisano Mexican Restaurant

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1424 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010-2161
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
pretty good

i really enjoyed my food (fajitas) but few other in group didnt care for theirs. the service was awful..they were slow, like 2 tables, and i think we got drinks refilled once. other then that the place looked clean and ok food

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Rolla, Missouri
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Rolla, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

i really enjoyed my food (fajitas) but few other in group didnt care for theirs. the service was awful..they were slow, like 2 tables, and i think we got drinks refilled once. other then that the place looked clean and ok food

Thank jj1342
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The restaurant only had three other groups of diners while we were eating but only one waitress was working. I expected slow service but she was very quick and attentive. We were never waiting for refills or service. She was quick and efficient at all tables. As for the food, it is easily the best Mexican food I have had... More 

Thank KaylaAnne12
Arnold Mo.
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went with wife and step daughter for a nice night out. Was not aware it would take the majority of the evening. Normally you are given a bowl of chips and salsa which is basically to tide you over till the food arrives. Service was so slow, we went through 4 bowls of chip. The wait time was extreme. There... More 

Thank Diamonddave206
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and plenty of room between tables which is helpful with two toddlers . I ordered a margarita that was on a special. It was pretty comparable to other restaurants and didn't that over powering lime juice that tends to make my teeth sore. Salsa and cheese dip is what you expect ( not... More 

Thank Rgarrett2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have been going to El Paisano for 5 years....love it. Food is awesome, if you like real mexican food. Not unusual for us to go 2 or 3 times a week. Love the waitresses. ....all very friendly.

1 Thank Sheri M
Arnold, Missouri
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is my second favorite restaurant in Arnold! Lots of TV's and Margaritas! The food is pretty good as well. This is not Chevy's so don't expect an American/Mexican restaurant. This is a very popular location for good reason and recommend it to all of my friends.

1 Thank Gabe S
Arnold, Missouri
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I'm surprised by the bad reviews I live here and by far this is the best Mexican in town and I've been to Mexico and ate Mexican there.

1 Thank messmer123
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81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Not much to say. The bartender was also the server. Was busy making drinks and was not worried about our table. The food was tasteless. Sloppy beans, lettuce was not anywhere fresh, quesadilla had hardly any meat. Never got offered a refill on our drinks until after we were done eating. The floors were dirty, bathrooms needed to be cleaned.... More 

2 Thank xpurt
Saint Louis, Missouri
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469 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The server was good, but that was the only thing worthwhile at El Paisano. The meat in the burrito (boiled ground beef) had absolutely no flavor--no cumin, no garlic, no onion, nothing, and it was wrapped in a very thick tortilla. The chile pablano would have been good if it wasn't wrapped in an inch-thick batter and smothered in a... More 

1 Thank suburban-countess
Hillsboro, MO
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

Everybody in our group of 9 people enjoyed what they ordered. service was a little slow, but it was a Friday night, we had a big group and they was busy (always a good sign to be busy). Will return!!!

1 Thank rexyracer

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1424 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010-2161
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: 636-287-6404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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