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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Easily the best restaurant in Grand Rapids, MN

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
S and J L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great food and piles of it! Great service. Chips and sauce were really good. Try not to fill up. Try one of the stone bowl entrees!

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This is where we go to celebrate a birthday or anniversary when we don't want to go to the so called "fine dining" in the area. It's relaxed, unstuffy and you aren't seated elbow to nose. The food, service and atmosphere are always great!! Can't wait for the next celebration!!

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Springfield MO
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Regardless of what you may think of the atmosphere (which we found pleasant), we had an outstanding meal today. We ate the Parrillado Mexicana for two: it could have fed three or four. The shrimp, pork, beef, chorizo dish with roasted vegetables was excellent. Be careful with the pico de gallo and salsa, as they both contain jalapeños. But, oh... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The place may seem like a dive and it kind of is, but the food was served hot and was very tasty! When we go out we seem to get used to warm food rather than HOT off the stove. It was nice to get our food hot, fresh AND TASTY! For the price I was impressed.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Extremely slow service!!! Our party of 3 arrived at 6:15PM and were finally leaving around 7:55PM. Chips and salsa were pretty quick and drinks were just a little slow. However refills were a miss. Upon receiving our drinks, we needed just a minute longer to make an order as only two of us were ready. Roughly 10-15 minutes later, our... More 

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Detroit Lakes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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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