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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 18
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  • 16
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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Indiana
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122 reviews 122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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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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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Valparaiso, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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198 reviews 198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We enjoy the unbelievable food coupled with fast, friendly service and affordable prices. There are no "bells and whistles" about El Amigo - what you see is what you get; great, authentic Mexican food at a delicious price.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I do not tire of the meals. This time I had the Tostada Dinner. What a treat. Loaded with your choice of bean, steak, or chicken. The avocado slices are the best. I frequent at least twice a month. Service is always very good. If you are looking for the best in Valparaiso look no further. Great menu, very casual... More 

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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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