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El Perico

835 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-5748
319-373-8143
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Ranked #5 of 47 Restaurants in Marion
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped here after reading the other reviews. Concerned about the wait time some people complained about I set the timer on my phone. It took 19 minutes for our food to reach the table. We were seated immediately when we walked in the door. The food is delicious and so fresh tasting! You could really tell it was homemade... More 

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104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had a nice lunch. Had a BOGO coupon so ate two lunches for $6 plus tip. Good service. I had the chicken enchiladas with mole. The mole had good depth of flavor. This place is one of the better choices for Mexican food in the metro area.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Just to do something different, we tried out this Mexican restaurant after multiple recommendations. YUM! My partner and I ordered drinks (get the one that is made in the terra cotta cup, so fresh!) snacked on chips and salsa until our "Seafood for Two" dish made it's way to our table. I let our a 'holy [--]' as the giant... More 

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

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