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El Salto Authentic Mexican Restaurant

3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2644
(219) 462-0100
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English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best shrimp smothered fajita!!! LOVE it!very good chips and salsa. priced very reasonably.my daughter and i LOVE their caso, best i've ever tasted, we go through 2 baskets of chips eating it!!

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16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is so much competition in valparaiso ...its ok but value and food quality is good. El salto is reliable..service good excellent guacamole. Bill hardly eats Mexican but this our once a yr place to go. Of all if them this is the one to choose.

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Tucson, Arizona
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337 reviews 337 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This restaurant can be explained in one phrase...."Chef needed!" The food is completely mediocre and while prices are reasonable, the margaritas and beer list credible, the draft beer very fresh, the service trying hard to please,the food sucks. The carne asada was awful, tough with no character, the enchiladas worse than frozen, the veggie fajitas were the only truly ok... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nice place to meet friends and have drinks or go out with the family. This is not authentic Mexican food, but it is pretty good. It is comparable to Hacienda or Pepe's, maybe a little nicer.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have yet to find a Mexican restaurant in Valpo that I love. El Salto is fine. I would go there again, but it just isn't anything to rave about.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

El Salto, in Chesterton, is a nice little step into a Mexican atmosphere with a big, good menu. The service is excellent, and it makes you feel like family. Prices are very, very fair. You really should try this place.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having family that live in San Antonio I have had my fair share of authentic Mexican food. I can truly say that El Salto is about as close as you're going to get for good Mexican food in our area. The food is great (we've tried quite a bit of the menu!) and they offer various food & drink specials... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I ate here recently, actually at the Chesterton location. I had the Enchiladas Yolandas with beef which were decent. The tortillas tasted rather bitter to me and I'm not a huge fan of mole sauce anyhow. They were decent though. A coworker got pico de gallo with his dish and had to send it back as it was mushy he... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had dinner with signifagant other and food was genuine, chips and salsa was excellent, service was good, and environment was nice, clean and tastefully decorated. Margarita was exceptionally good!!!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Mostly go on Wednesdays for the 1/2 price margaritas. They do honestly have the best Mexican food in town if you can spend $10-15 a person on the entree. With multiple Mexican restaurants in town at this same price point and with similar qualities in overall experience, I can honestly say that El Salto is the best of them. Portions... More 

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Additional Information about El Salto Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Address: 3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2644
Phone Number: (219) 462-0100
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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