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El Metate

720 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 844-5333
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jan 11, 2014
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English first
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Have been here couple times now, as "El Loro".. The quality of food cannot be beat here in DL, if you are looking for authentic Mexican.. We usually order the streak and shrimp fajitas, enough food for 2! Also order the shrimp nachos! Some of the wait staff seems to be new, but they are working at it, so that... More

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Fargo, ND
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156 reviews 156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was a big slow but it was worth it. The portions were just enough although the taco meat in the taco had an unusual flavor. That's not to say I didn't like it, just a bit different than what I'm used to. I'll definitely be back. Maybe next time for a margarita.....!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great, large menu full of authentic mexican dishes. Ask the server what some of them are, a lot I had never heard of. The staff is usually great and they don't get too busy in the evenings. There's a large bar in the middle of the place but rarely anyone sitting at it in the week evenings. Kid friendly!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We got cold meals with quarter filled margaritas and pushed out the door when we complained. Worst place ever.

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Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We celebrated my moms birthday here and had a blast. My dad ordered these big pots of meat and veggies and we made our own soft shelled burritos. They served chips & salsa as a complimentary appetizer while we waited. After eating they brought my mom a birthday sundae and put a sombrero on her head and the waiter played... More

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I've reviewed this place 3 times now and each time I think they have it figured out they let me down. First, the service is great from the moment you walk in and throughout the entire meal. But then again, I've had the same waiter each time since the place opened as El Loro and he's GREAT. I love the... More

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a great time here on the 4th of July, excellant beer, and a lakeside seat for the Detroit Lakes fireworks.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

After reading the great reviews for El Metate, we wanted to eat there & found that it is now called El Loro. The service was friendly, the meals reasonably priced & portions were tasty & large. Our waitress said her husband was the cook & everything we asked for we received! We do not like beans & rice mixed in... More

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Maple Grove, MN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Food was delicious! Chips/salsa were served right away. Rice had a seasoning on it that was so good. The kids fries also had a yummy seasoning on them. It is right across the street from Detroit lake. Great location!

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twin cities minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Extensive menu. We love Mexican and since moving here from Texas we have not found too many good Mexican restaurants. We really enjoyed our dinner here.

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