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El Durango's

1404 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 723-9530
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Ranked #18 of 56 Restaurants in Palmetto
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2013
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English first
tampa, FL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Have eaten across the street at Alvarez for years; no complaints but decided to try El Durango's. Excellent decision on our part. Small, plain, cement block building. If you demand fancy decor and atmosphere, this is not you kind of place. This is your place for authentically prepared Mexican food. Every item ordered was delicious, including the thin salsa (definitely... More

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Parrish, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I know my Mexican food and this is no Tex-mex. The seasonings and spices are fabulous. Portions generous. Wait staff friendly and accommodating. This is our go to when we want want good, quick, inexpensive food. Try the tostadas , shrimp ceviche, and fajitas.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a small restaurant. The environment is great. A little piece of Mexico in Palmetto. The food is delicious! The service was great. Very nice waitresses. Their lemonade and horchata was awesome. Homemade tortillas. Try the Fajita skillet with beef, chicken and shrimp. You won't regret it!

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We ate there on 1-11-13. It is a very plain small restaurant. The enchiladas were quite tasty and the beans and rice were very good. My only negative was the salsa and chips, the salsa was good but very runny. The chips I believe were homemade but very thick and difficult to chew.

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We pulled into the parking lot at Alvarez Mexican Restaurant but didn't like what we saw - the place was deserted except for 2 elderly white people picking at their plates. (For the record, I'm not biased against old people or white people - it's just that whenever we drive through Palmetto we get the impression there are lots of... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Went to this little Mexican restaurant as we were looking for something authentic and better then some of our previous choices. Loved the fresh flavors and lovely waitress she was very helpful! Salsa yum, ask for the hotter sauce to add to it and the chips fresh made, meat on Carne Asada tacos was perfect. We loved this place and... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Went here today based on reviews on another site and was not disappointed. The food was excellent and very authentic and fresh. If you want great Mexican food in the Bradenton/Palmetto area, then this it!

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