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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
386-758-3100
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

The food here is awesome! My only complaint is that the building is older, and it does show. Sometimes on busy nights, they even have a Mexican group play music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food here is awesome! My only complaint is that the building is older, and it does show. Sometimes on busy nights, they even have a Mexican group play music.

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Lake City, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A group of us had dinner last night at El Potro. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and were more than happy to let us sit in the back room which we prefer since we talk alot...lol The menu is large and is nicely written with descriptions of what's in each food item for those not familiar with Mexican... More 

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Cologne, VA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped by for dinner. We were told that the food was good. That is an understatement. The food was awesome. Came out hot, in a very short time. I was hungry and was begging for more. While we were enjoying our dinner, a tour bus stopped here for dinner. Can I say any more. The place to stop in... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. I had the Taquitos Mexicanos. They were very good served with fried beans and Mexican salad. I would definitely have them again. This was my first time ordering them. My wife had chicken fajitas served with beans and rice and Mexican salad.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've learned that the first question to ask in a Mexican Restaurant is, do you have chicken soup? If they don't run out! That always lets you know that they fixed a fresh staple for day & that a fresh chicken soup is one of the things to order. Shredded chicken serve with rice & on the side avocado, onions,... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Authentic Mexican food, not Americanized for popular consumption. Building newly painted in welcoming colors. Food, as ever, just wonderful. Fajitas, suave tacos...all tasty and nicely prepared. Very generous portions. And, the margaritas are heavenly and huge. Everything served here is freshly made and shows pride and love of food. I come here everytime I am in the area. Would never... More 

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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

El Potro Mexican Restaurant offers a full buffet of Mexican delicacies, from chicken and steak fajitas to cactus (try it, you'll like it!), and tacos, burritos, quesadillas, refried beans, spanish rice, wings, and so much more. If you like Mexican food, your taste buds will flip when you sample the wide array of delectable dishes. Prefer to just sit down... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: 386-758-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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