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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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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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  • Dining on a budget
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Indiana
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
Phone Number: 219-531-5606
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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