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El Loro Mexican Restaurant

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99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
763-537-9688
Today
11:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You know it is good Mexican food when you see Mexicans eating there

This place does a great job of creating an authentic Mexican experience. The food is tasty, and though some of the waiters speak decent English, you still feel like you have to repeat yourself several times before they understand what you are ordering. They are very quick usually to bring out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JoeCasa1
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Crystal, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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Crystal, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place does a great job of creating an authentic Mexican experience. The food is tasty, and though some of the waiters speak decent English, you still feel like you have to repeat yourself several times before they understand what you are ordering. They are very quick usually to bring out fresh chips and salsa. Also, you have to try... More 

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Minnesota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We read the reviews and were looking forward to some good margaritas and fajitas for two. The margarita pitchers tasted like lemonade - barely any tequila - way too sweet. The fajita platter for two was loaded with overcooked vegetables (yesterdays?) and a mound of a mixture of steak strips cooked well, chicken pieces and pork chunks. The side dish... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Come here with friends when in town. One of the best places I have had Mexican food at. Jumbo margaritas are delish!

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Crystal, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

El Loro is good stuff! I love that they don't use yellow cheese, it's all white. Queso Blanco, with tortillas is fantastic as an app. Anything you order however will be really good. The service is good. I take my kids and they can order in Spanish and they get really good responses from the wait staff with good Spanish... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

By far the best Mexican food I've had outsie of Mexico. Food is great and the people are always friendly.

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Crystal, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have eaten at El Loro a number of times. The service is always good and the food is exceptional. Prices are reasonable and we usually have a second meal off our leftovers. Having tried a number of dishes, we have always been pleased regardless of the choice

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been going here since it opened. (10-12 yrs. ago). Try the Special Dinner, it has some of everything, Margaritas are huge and they carry Mexican sodas. They have a bar area with a few tv's as well if you want a liquid lunch. Lots of coupons in local papers and on internet to save $$

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Blaine, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very Good food, true flavors. Traditional flar in rest. gives a comfortable feel. We have gone to this place for years..hope the stay and keep up the tradition. Good value, good service Can be load at certain times,

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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

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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