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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
386-758-3100
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Ranked #15 of 105 Restaurants in Lake City
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Close to I-10. Walked in on a Saturday night & was greeted right away and immediately sat. I ordered quickly and had hot fresh food in 10 minutes. The menu has went up I. Price just a little from what you see online. I got the two entree with rice & beans for $8.99. The portions were huge & the... More

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In transit
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

El Potro is one of my faves in lake city like I said good food and a great price. The food is fresh and in the pico the tomatoes were firm and the onions crunchy not soggy. Good place to take a date or to go and just hang out with friends or the family. You can see pics here... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The food was simply not the greatest (we had the chicken fajitas), and the margaritas were very watered down. My husband's beans were cold. After a long day of driving it was just not the dining experience that I wanted/expected. Also, I thought the place was very run down. We sat in a booth in the front and my husband's... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Super fresh chips and salsa, creative dishes, authentic atmosphere, not "fake" like chain restaurants. Large servings, moderately priced.

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Cocoa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Loved the experience we had! The staff was friendly and the food was awesome. One of the best places I've ate guacamole. Everything was delicious. I had the steak tacos, they were tender and the sides were excellent! I will definitely eat there again.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We eat there whenever we are heading through Florida. Lake City is a good stopping point to eat and find a hotel before heading into southern Florida. The wait staff is very nice the the food is always helpful. Finally got there on a night when they have the buffet. Nice selection of tasty foods. A must stop.

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Sparta, Georgia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is my most favorite place to get Mexican food in Lake City...I have been there many, many times and never been disappointed...try to go there when they offer the AUCE buffet which is dynamite. A literal explosion of tasty flavors and will certainly satisfy the fussiest food critic and their taste buds. Beer & wine available...

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Clermont, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Just ok. Lake City didn't seem to have much to offer that was open on a Monday and didn't involve mostly deep fried food. We thought we would give this place a try. Pros: Rustic, informal, Mexican themed decor. Wait staff very friendly, restrooms reasonably clean. Reasonable prices. They gave us the 2 for 1 margaritas special (they were good)... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Never expected to find such good, authentic Mexican food in this part of Florida. It was like dining in some grandma's home, with handmade food which contained great flavor. The steak fajitas were sooooo good. Best flavor and beautifully cooked. Excellent homemade salsa & chips.

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Columbus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Did not expect to get such great Mexican food in Lake City but was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of food at this little gem of restaurant. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The only thing we missed was music. It was a little quiet in the restaurant but we enjoyed ourselves anyhow and would definitely return if... More

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