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El Perico

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835 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-5748
319-373-8143
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  • 13
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mexico

I've been here a few times, it's like when you walk through the doors, you're stepping out from Marion and into Mexico. The food is very good. The service is slow but it's worth it when you get your food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jeffrey D
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Marion, Iowa, United States
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Marion, Iowa, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been here a few times, it's like when you walk through the doors, you're stepping out from Marion and into Mexico. The food is very good. The service is slow but it's worth it when you get your food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the most authentic Mexican food you will find in the Cedar Rapids metro area. The service is always the let down. Super slow no matter when I have been. Staff is polite.

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Charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Let me start by saying that the food was ok. It's decent Mexican in a town with hardly any decent options. That being said, I doubt we will be back due to the service. My family was greeted promptly and ordered drinks, but we didn't see as much as a water for 15 minutes. At that time, we ordered all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I lived in marion for many years and just now decided to try this place. I only wish I had been here sooner. Their menu beats all other Mexican restaurants in town, lots of variety and delicious!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had heard several times that this was a great place to eat. We had a B1G1 coupon from a local fundraising book so we set out to see for ourselves. The food is very authentic Mexican food. And it was delicious. Reminded me of our trips to Cancun. The atmosphere was fun and bright and the music of course... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great Mexican food, this is one of my families favorite local Restaurants. The food is always good, the service is very polite, we have never had any issues. The prices are great, it is nice to have a place to take the family for good food at a nice price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We chose to branch out of our favorite Mexican restaurant and see what else was out there, and that landed us here. This cozy, and it is quite cozy Mexican restaurant is pretty good. We sat down and was waited on right away, we got the usual chips and salsa. After we ordered though our wait was longer than the... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always friendly. Always fast. Great lunch place. Prices are reasonable so you can take the whole family. Mexican music piped in which I enjoy.

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Marion, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is flavorful and made fresh. It can take awhile to get your meal. The chips are salsa are awesome! Love the salsa. We have had many different dishes here and nothing has disappointed. If you take your kids make sure they aren't starving as the food can take so time to get. Service is usually friendly and prompt.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

They offer a large menu with many seafood options. Everything I've tried had been delicious. Their margaritas are the best in cedar rapids.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 835 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-5748
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 319-373-8143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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