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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
Mechelle P
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Morrisdale, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very nice food. For all the negative comments I would suggest you have a traditional dish and they offer many. If you want taco bell go to taco bell.

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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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163 reviews 163 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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294 reviews 294 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?