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El Tequila Mexican Restaurant

951 Faribault Rd, Faribault, MN 55021-6664
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Ranked #14 of 48 Restaurants in Faribault
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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English first
Dayton, Wyoming
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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Jumped off the highway for a quick lunch at this little spot and was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of this little place, both the food and the staff. Service was good, fast, and the portions and prices were more than fair.

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Faribault, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Always a welcoming staff. Great food. Family run. We celebrate birthdays there as well as just family nights out. It's a small establishment with wonderful people. The food is very nicely portioned for price. The desserts are very tasty as well.

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Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

(second attempt to post, pic loaded but original review did not). My husband and I ate at El Tequila Mexican Restaurant in Faribault a couple months ago. We are not from "Faribo" but have been trying out some placed here during our drives through. El Tequila is not a large restaurant. It has traditional Mexican decor and many of the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

There is a lanquage barrier/problem and if you order something slightly different (maybe something without onions let's say), the customer doesn't know if the waitress speaks English well enough to understand what was said and one never knows if the cooks pay attention to notes on order. The food has been good, but I stopped going there because of the... More

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Johannesburg, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Don't let my title discourage you, if you like Mexican. I just felt that with the other reviewers speaking so highly of it - I had high expectations. And this girl LOVES mexican food...and I thought it was just an average mexican restaurant. The outside was uninviting but the inside was warm, clean and friendly service. Very small! Truthfully, I'm... More

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Clarks Grove, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It's real Mexican food--that is--it is NOT really spicy--the "heat" comes from side sauces. Not very large, but the service is prompt.

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Faribault, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Small restaurant but great service, tremendous variety and great tasting food! Highly reccommend! Authentic tasting food and fun atmosphere! Located in Owatonna and Faribault, MN and both are great to eat at. Lots of combo options and willing to work with customers to make food the way you want it.

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Faribault, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is family owned, real Mexican food restaurant!!! The food is what keeps us coming back but the atmosphere is friendly also. My husband and I come at least twice a month-sometimes just the two of us-sometimes the whole family. My favorite is chicken taco salad, chicken enchilada, or chicken quesadilla as long as I get the yummy rice with... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Good authentic food, kinda small but nice atmosphere. Waitstaff could be friendlier but some don't speak English.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The northfield location is better. That's why I give a 3 star at best. 2.5 would be more accurate. 4-5 years ago it was over 3 stars but now since they are busier the food quality is way down. Less meat and poorer quality. Margiritas with barley any alcohol. My last any final meal had hard hard avacados on chicken... More

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