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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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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

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Rita S
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  • Families with children
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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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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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Lakeville, Minnesota
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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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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?