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El Amigo Restaurant

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3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
219-531-5606
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

We have been here twice and the food has been excellent both times. The place is fairly small and very casual but the place was full both times we were there. The portions are huge, maybe a little too big, but that would be the only complaint if I had one. Definitely recommend this place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2014
MichelleatND
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South Bend, Indiana
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Nw Indiana
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, authentic mexican food. Quick friendly service. The tables are not fancy and the finishes show some age but the taste of the food is right on. Reasonable prices too! They also offer carryouts.

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Thank valpofred
Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best "bar none" Mexican food in the area. I have been to all of them. Carne asada, pork, chicken or steak tacos, burritos or enchiladas and more...great great great I go every month or more.

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Thank Mark R
Indiana
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

From the outside, the El Amigo doesn't look like much, but I love a good "hole in the wall" joint. Usually they have the best food! However, there is not a lot of positive things to say about it. The atmosphere is slightly below average, which would still be okay if the food was good. However, it too was just... More 

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Thank zimmazimm
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If only we had an "El Amigo" in Germany! El Amigo is usually the first culinary place I visit every time I am in Valpo. I just love their beef burrito and bean dip. Keep it up guys!

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Thank T-V-B-Germany
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Authentic Mexican food that you will love. Hands down one of the best in the region! Every time I dine in or carry out, it just gets better and better. Love all the people that work there, always nice. I get something different every time and it's always good food. It's a most try restaurant!

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Thank vichusie
South Bend, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice and the food has been excellent both times. The place is fairly small and very casual but the place was full both times we were there. The portions are huge, maybe a little too big, but that would be the only complaint if I had one. Definitely recommend this place for great food at a... More 

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Thank MichelleatND
Indiana
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135 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Every time we visit family in Valpo, we make a stop here. Good, fast Mexican food at reasonable prices. Never a complaint.

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Thank Adrock1311
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

El Amigo in Valparaiso, In. brings great food to anyone who goes there, whether to eat in or take out. It's a great late night stop after a long day. I'd recommend this restaurant to people who want AUTHENTIC Mexican food.

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Thank blackpoison23
Valparaiso, Indiana
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Best Chilles Reneros ever! Better than any other I've tried through the years. Don't expect fancy but the food is very good.

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Thank sissie M
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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200 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Your standard Mexican food restaurant in America. It's had good, standard Mexican food that was great for takeout. I would return.

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Thank rikerwt

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 219-531-5606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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