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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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510 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-6275
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 10
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Go there if you are craving Mexican food in northern MN.

Who would think there was a great little Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids, MN, but this is that place. Had a burrito with rice and beans and it was as good as any Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis. The outside of the restaurant looks like nothing I might have stopped at without looking it up on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Crystal, Minnesota
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Crystal, Minnesota
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Who would think there was a great little Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids, MN, but this is that place. Had a burrito with rice and beans and it was as good as any Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis. The outside of the restaurant looks like nothing I might have stopped at without looking it up on TR. The Monday lunch crowd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went to the restaurant after a long day of driving. We were not disappointed in the quality of food. Even though we were the last customers of the day, the food tasted fresh and recently cooked. The prices were very reasonable. I would recommend the restaurant to others.

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very good food! fresh ,delicious,tasty! The help was very friendly! A clean place ! A kid friendly resteraunt. Parking was well lit up and plenty of parking! Easy to find..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We searched on Trip Advisor for a restaurant in Grand Rapids and decided on this one. We were planning on waiting a while since other reviewers said service was slow. We didn't have to wait at all. Our waitress was checking on us and very helpful. She took our order with in 10 mins of us being there and our... More 

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. It can be very busy at times so get there early or expect to wait for a table. The staff is usually on the stick and pleasant.

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Deer River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is authentic and fantastic! The service is friendly and fast. Everything we have tried we love. Also the pricing is extremely reasonable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have a cabin in the area and we look forward to the carnitas dinner and camerones a la chipotle every time we are in Grand Rapids. We live in the Twin Cities and think the carnitas here are THE BEST! Service is always friendly, food arrives hot and in a timely manner. We keep going back for more. Margaritas... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is pretty good, and the service is great. Very attentive and friendly. It's typical Mexican food. We lived in Southern California for 37 years, so it's hard to beat what we are used to. But it's not too bad. The salsa has a little kick, but it would nice if they offered a little more spice with the... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have had to wait on service and food several times here. I have gone at lunch and all they have on the floor is 1 server and the dishwasher is seating people so they will not leave. The poor girl is running just as fast as she can, but she is overwhelmed. I have felt sorry for her many... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant was definitely an authentic mexican restaurant! We arrived unexpectedly with a large group. There were 2 employees staffed upon our arrival. The waiter served as the host, manager, bartender and waiter and there was a cook. With that being said the orders were all correct and he gave us service with a smile! The food was deliciously authentic!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: (218) 326-6275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?