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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

510 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-6275
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Ranked #10 of 37 restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Detroit Lakes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

First the ugly and bad, a little more tact for the atmosphere. Beside the bad paint job, you'll know it when you see it and the first thing to greet you at the front door is someone's closed account bad check taped eye on the glass, ugly. But past that is good food and some nice folks to deliver it.... More

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Chicago, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Husband's mixed dish fine, but nachos supreme terrible. Didn't eat beyond one bite, but server very nice and comped the dish. Still, no lunch.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

In the "up north" region of MN I did not expect well-spiced dishes. The salsa had a nice kick and the guacamole was heavy on fresh cilantro - even my kids gobbled it up! We tried the grilled chicken, chimis, and burritos - all delicious! If I'm ever in Grand Rapids again, this is where I will eat.

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Wrenshall, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

First impression was dirty bathrooms which sort of set the tone for the atmosphere. No music, no sound on the TV's. Our waiter was very attentive but difficult to understand. The chips and salsa were fabulous. Our food was served quickly and was fantastic. We would eat here again if we wanted Mexican while in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We went here for a friends birthday dinner. They were very accommodating to special dietary needs - vegan. The food is always good and the service too!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We eat here a few times every summer and really enjoy our time. The food is equal to many mexican restaurants in the Twin Cities. The ambiance is average the service is good and the food good, fast and filling--all the chips and salsa you want too. Give it a try..

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The reviews from trip advisor brought me to this restaurant and didn't let me down. The steak burrito was seasoned well and came with fried onions topped with cheese and served with rice and beans. The taste was really good. chips and salsa before the meal great service and priced at 9.99. Will be back!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Who would've thought on a below zero day in February in the middle of Minnesota, we could....if only for a few hours....feel like we were in some little sea-side cantina (minus only the seaside part)! Catarino's molcajete was very good and large enough for 4 people. The blended mango and classic on the rocks margaritas were top shelf quality at... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I got a great deal from this restaurant by showing them the key of the motel I was staying at next door which really made my day. I also really enjoyed the food. It tasted authentic and I had never tasted good food such as this. I will definitely be coming here again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I was in town for business and stopped in on a whim. I orderd the steak burrito. The picture in the menu did not do it justice. It was awesome. I asked about the the excellent guacamole. They told me it was homemade like everything else. The chips and salsa were great as well. My bill was ten bucks. I... More

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