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El Loro Mexican Restaurant

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99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
763-537-9688
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food.

We visit often. Food had always been good. Food is more authentic than numerous other restaurants. Like the white sauce served with the chips. Service is friendly and attentive. Good place to meet people and enjoy good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Don C
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We visit often. Food had always been good. Food is more authentic than numerous other restaurants. Like the white sauce served with the chips. Service is friendly and attentive. Good place to meet people and enjoy good food.

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Thank Don C
Crystal, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have eaten at El Loro many times. There food is consistently good, reasonably priced and the service is prompt and inviting. We often recommend it to others.

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Thank cdo2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

El Loro has great Mexican food. Very reasonable priced. I like to pick up al carte food to seit outside and eat if it like to join us.

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Thank mhans4
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had really good service at El Loro. Seated right away for lunch and the waitress was attentive without being overly so. The food was good although I don't think anything exceptionally better than many other similar restaurants. There was a very persistent fly that was extremely annoying. If you're looking for a decent Mexican restaurant in the area, this... More 

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Thank Anne S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

They have very good Mexican food. Their tamales are better than some I have in Mexico. Chimi's are also very good. The chips they serve you were you arrive are great.

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Thank Redlioness8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited in the afternoon, nice greeting by host, lead to authentic dining area with beatiful colored tiles. Food was very good, salsa home-made, I was able to make my own combination platter that included two tacos, a tamale and beans. Our waiter Josh, was attentive and professional.

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Thank Rita S
Lakeville, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time at this location, but a long time El Loro fan. Great food, reasonable prices! All locations seem to be consistent.

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Thank Bill B
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My family and I have dined here a few times and have yet to be pleased. The staff is always terribly slow but most of the time fairly nice, the menus typically have food on/in them, the food has been pretty bland; fajitas are plentiful though in size, but don't get the corn tortillas, they just fall apart. The chips... More 

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Thank Jess B
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family goes to El Lorro a couple times every month. The servers are excellent & the food is fast and delicious. The mango margaritas are so good. We've tried many different entrees from fajitas & enchiladas to chille relleno & nachos. Everything is good.

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Thank KimLynCo
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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163 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner here on Cinco de Mayo evening. The place was packed. Fortunately the wait wasn't too terribly long. It took a long time for the server to come to our table with chips and salsa and drinks. I ordered the taco special. Needless to say it was not special. The tacos were completely tasteless. I am not certain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Crystal
  • Phone Number: 763-537-9688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?