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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

510 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-6275
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English first
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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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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Kansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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