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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
386-758-3100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Pleasant Experience

We have been to El Potro Mexican restaurants in the past and they have been less than we expected. This one however, was just the opposite. The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good. Looking toward to visiting El Potro again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
rodneytherock
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Gainesville, Florida
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Brielle, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in Lake City on our way South. Choices were varied. Service was attentive without being bothersome. Food was plentiful without overwhelming. Quality was great. Great choice compared to chains and the prices were very reasonable. Sangria was a good choice for the meals we choose. Will definitely keep this in mind for our trip back North.

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Thank SunnyGirl022014
Gainesville, Florida
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to El Potro Mexican restaurants in the past and they have been less than we expected. This one however, was just the opposite. The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good. Looking toward to visiting El Potro again.

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Thank rodneytherock
Clearwater, Florida
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Not a fancy place but great food and great service! The Fajita Quesadilla was delicious. Would happily return our next time through, just a little ways off highway 75.

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Thank FlickBoone
Melbourne, Florida
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant has great margaritas . The dinner buffet was very good and it had plenty of dishes to choose from. The restaurant was very clean and the attention was excellent. We prefer the home made corn tortillas which they will bring to your table if you ask for them at no extra charge. Will go back there next time... More 

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Thank vivian d
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a small buffet with a little bit of everything. Food tasted okay. I must say the horchata was delicious, it's a rice water drink with cinnamon.

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Thank Isabel M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you don't expect much here you won't be disappointed. The service was spotty, everyone ran out of drinks and the bar was very slow. Food quality was OK, good but nothing special. We had trouble finding someone to help when we needed it and I finally walked up front to see 5 staff members hanging around up there. The... More 

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Thank IslandBoy1
Lake Worth, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are not many Mexican restaurants in the area & if you are spoiled like we are in south FL with many great ones, don't expect the foodie/gaucamole made fresh at the table style, this is not that. However there was no wait on a Thursday night, friendly staff and the food was tasty and cooked well. One exception was... More 

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Thank Susan A
Lake City, Florida
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just a so so offering and quality. It is not for me as I love Mex Food and know what I like. I live in Lake City and when I want good Mex Food I travel to Jacksonville!

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Thank gckhd55
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We eat here every Friday night. They have a lunch buffet everyday and a buffet on Friday and Saturday nights. The food is addicting. Service is always great and staff are very friendly.

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Thank Donna Kay B
Union, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We heard about this place through the locals and as usual, the food and service were great! We would recommend this to friends......and will return ourselves!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?