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El Bracero Mexican Grill

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3303 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 355-0889
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Good for:
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 2
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unbelievable! Just a small little nondescript place that serves the best Mexican food we have ever had ANYWHERE.

Grilled lamb chops, grilled quail, ceviche, all Mexican style and the sauces were out of this world. Trip advisor had them rated high and that's why we went but their 94% should be higher. Only serve cold beer no margaritas but with the caliber of the food it didn't matter. A must stop in Amarillo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Charles A
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Bujumbura, Burundi
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Bujumbura, Burundi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Grilled lamb chops, grilled quail, ceviche, all Mexican style and the sauces were out of this world. Trip advisor had them rated high and that's why we went but their 94% should be higher. Only serve cold beer no margaritas but with the caliber of the food it didn't matter. A must stop in Amarillo.

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Ate lunch here with my husband last week. Hot sauce isn't hot, but it's good. My fish tacos were delish. My husband loved what he ate, too. Fast, friendly service. Great Mexican food!

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Amarillo, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The margarhita's are really good here. I had at least three. The food is delicious as well. I definitely needed it to sober up some. Lol

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Dacula, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Some really great TexMex! We went on a Sunday evening and most patrons were locals, with lots of relatives in tow. We knew we had made the correct choice. Exterior and interior are nothing fancy, don't let that scare you away. The portions HUGE

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Ehh nothing to write home about. Salsa was good chile verde was mild but flavourfull. Would like to see whole bean instead of just refried beans. Service was quick. This was for the location on bell st.

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Colorado
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195 reviews 195 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We ate at this place while staying over an extra night in Amarillo due to a late December snow storm. We had discussed where to eat and after seeing the reviews for El Bracero I held out and won the discussion. I think we were all glad of my choice. On arrival I recognized this place as a converted fast... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Good sized portions. I go through Amarillo once or twice a year and make it a point to stop at this restaurant.

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Waco, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped through Amarillo on our way back from vacation and tried El Bracero based on the excellent reviews. What a disappointment! The food was greasy and without much flavor. Very low quality. The queso tasted more like cheese gravy. The lone exception was the guacamole... it was fresh and delicious. Texas has an abundance of delicious Mexican food restaurants, unfortunately,... More 

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Arlington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped here for dinner when staying in Amarillo. We had been in Colorado for a month and were anxious for some tasty Mexican food. The food was authentic but on the bland side for what we are used to. My husband had the combination plate and I had the chicken with mushrooms and cheese. Both were good, although I... More 

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Seattle
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504 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Typical Tex-Mex again. It is not Mexican. Sigh, when will people get that right? Decent edible food, cheap. If you must shovel food into your mouth for energy, this place will do.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3303 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX 79106
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: (806) 355-0889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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