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101 Park Hills Plz, Altoona, PA
(814) 944-3121
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Ranked #35 of 142 Restaurants in Altoona
Price range: $10 - $15
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
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This restaurant reflected the most pedestrian of Mexican chain food. The rice and beans hardly resembled Mexican fare. The enchiladas were filled with chicken, but with sauces that seemed canned. The wait staff disappeared with regularity. Don't bother.

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Altoona, PA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Ate here in March and wasn't impressed, so we didn't return until today. Delicious, hot and yummy! The mole ranchero was some of the best we've ever eaten. Service was quite good and professional. Would return soon, based solely on today's experience.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've been here once, it is about on par with the Rey Azteca in Johnstown. It has your standard Mexican food. They give you free salsa and chips to go with your meal. Our food was hot and fresh, but it was nothing too exciting. I would come here again if I was in the mood for Mexican food. It... More 

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Morrisdale, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Service is average, no better or worse than other Mexican restaurants. It is in their culture to be attentive and fill the bellies of their guests. They do that here. What they excel at though is their Salsa Queso! They have, hands down, the BEST cheese sauce I have ever experienced!

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Altoona, PA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Best Mexican Restaurant in Altoona we've found in Altoona, but cold food being served? Had a hankering for Mexican so we stopped in Sunday for lunch, seated in bar area with Baron as our waiter. Normally, service is much better but today slowwww. Cheese dip came out after 7-8 minutes, we assumed Baron forgot, but out it came "not... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My friends and I frequent El Camp after work, especially for happy hour specials. They keep the margaritas coming and at a decent price for happy hour. The queso is AMAZING. The food is real, real chicken, real beef, delicious guac. Definitely hands down my favorite, and really only place, I would recommend for Mexican. Craving it right now just... More 

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Brick, Nj
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were visiting Altoona from out of town and happened upon El Campesino. There was a bit of a wait so we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. Great selection of draft beers. We enjoyed fajitas at the bar and had a fun evening. Great value!

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I found this restaurant by accident about two years ago. I have returned several times since, and I travel more than an hour to get there...and it is well worth the drive. The staff is very pleasant and attentive, the portions are huge, and the prices are very reasonable. It is a very clean restaurant, meals are served very quickly... More 

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Charlottetown, PEI
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260 reviews 260 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were staying at the HIE just down the street and had a taste for Mexican. We were not disappointed. From the free salsa and chips, to the delicious (and large) margaritas, to the fajitas platter for two (only $22) we were well sated and our taste buds satisfied. Amazing to see our waiter carry four large platters and two... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

The owners moved into the former Uno's and it was a great move. Much nicer facility. They have the best chips and salsa (free). I enjoy their burritos and my wife loves their soup! They have a full bar with lots of beers on tap.

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Additional Information about El Campesino

Address: 101 Park Hills Plz, Altoona, PA
Phone Number: (814) 944-3121
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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