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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 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
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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Additional Information about El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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

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