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El Campesino

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101 Park Hills Plz, Altoona, PA
(814) 944-3121
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply good!

Probably about the most authentic Mexican cuisine you're going to find around here. The food is always good, and the service is always friendly and attentive. I'll definitely be seeing you guys again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wolf_Moon_13
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Altoona
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool and laid back. Great happy hours specials! Awesome authentic Mexican food. Great service ,LOVE the 34 oz Drafts! A regional chain that feels original!

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Thank Trent S
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going to el campesino for years, started when they were in the original location, it was very good then, but since they moved into this larger location every time I have gone there has been a disappointment. I travel a lot and have been to many Mexican restaurants, this one is in my home town and I hate... More 

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Thank red67convert
Toronto
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving through Altoona to grab some lunch and gas, and came across this restaurant. It seemed to be a better idea for some fresh Mexican food instead of some fast food burgers. The food was fresh and tasty. All employees were very polite and friendly. Great place for a pit stop!

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Thank Lambo-Insecta
Altoona
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably about the most authentic Mexican cuisine you're going to find around here. The food is always good, and the service is always friendly and attentive. I'll definitely be seeing you guys again!

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Thank Wolf_Moon_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I come to El Campesino at least every two weeks or whenever I get a craving for Mexican food. The staff is always friendly and helpful with suggestions and the food is always delicious. I love their fresh-made salsa that comes to your table almost as soon as you are seated! I ordered the California Burrito and added blanco sauce... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Went to El Campesino for lunch. It used to be a great place to go. The food has always been great and the service better. The service is still great but the taco salad I always counted on was just so-so. I'll go back because of the service and friends, but the taco salad was certainly not worth $10.

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Thank Benzboy06
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants. When we get the chance to go out for lunch, it is my first pick. I usually have one of their lunch specials, they are very affordable, fast and taste great. We almost always have a group of 8 to 12 people and the service is always excellent. They keep our... More 

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Thank JSabs11
Altoona, PA
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229 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for lunch and unlike prior visit was served quickly and had some delicious mole' ranchero. Chicken was very good and hot. 7 hours later, I'm writing this review and not hungry whatsoever!

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Thank foodie2121
Chiefland
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I went in for an early dinner as we made our way back to Florida. Seated quickly, our server Alyssa got us our drinks and provided us with warm cips and salsa. Wife had the Chili Rellenos and I ordered the Burritos Tipico. WOW. Was the first thing the wife said when she brought our order. Portions were... More 

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Thank Rockyhammock
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Authentic Mexican food. I tried lots of different things. I was on a date and we had a good time. There menu was large and I enjoyed sampling.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Park Hills Plz, Altoona, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: (814) 944-3121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?