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El Loro Mexican Restaurant

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99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
763-537-9688
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mediocre at best

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Daisy095
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minnesota
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Fast service. Good attention to refills, the food was hot, fresh and delicious! I highly recommend the fajitas for two. A very good dining experience!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I really want to love this place because it's close by. It does have some good points, such as the unique white sauce they serve along with chips and salsa. (The chips, however, aren't as good as some you can buy in the grocery store.) Their fajitas are very good, as are the chicken chimichangas. Other menu items are forgettable... More 

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Crystal, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

we really had bad service the last time we were here, was my first time going there, loud kids crying, staff was slow and made several ordering mistakes, food was ok but average, I'm not willing to go back and give it a second try.

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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?