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El Taco Riendo

Mexican, Fast Food
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2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
612-781-3000
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
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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
Excellent Chicken Fajitas!

Ordered 5 fajitas for takeout on a Saturday night. We had two steak and three chicken fajitas. The chicken fajitas were wonderful with great seasoning. Next time we would pass on the steak and do all chicken. (Steak was not a high grade cut of beef.) They were accompanied with good refried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
jaronning
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ordered 5 fajitas for takeout on a Saturday night. We had two steak and three chicken fajitas. The chicken fajitas were wonderful with great seasoning. Next time we would pass on the steak and do all chicken. (Steak was not a high grade cut of beef.) They were accompanied with good refried beans topped with cheese, great flour tortillas, pico... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Definitely better than the average Minnesota Mexican restaurant. Service wasn't great. There was an odd smell in the air. Food was decent. I'd go back. Not the "best I've ever had" like many reviews said.

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Minneapolis, MN
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Didn't you read the title? Seriously...that's about all you need to know. Go get yourself some. Now.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place is nothing fancy. Just good Mexican food at cheap prices. The Pastor is awesome, slow cooked on a rotisserie. Recommend a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our international food date night took us to El Taco Riendo and we had a very nice experience. My burrito was much better than other "fast food" burritos and the restaurant was fun and colorful with interesting artwork. All in all, dinner was very good and a great value. We will go back sometime.

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I ate at this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and I was not particularly impressed. I had high hopes for this restaurant and wish I could give it a better review, but the chicken was dry and hard to chew and the al pastor was the same. Tacos were $2.35 a piece, which is higher than some other... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The alambra was very very good but enough for 2. The ca marines diablo were super spicy but all very good. Wish fair state beer could b on menu

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This location is being remodeled as of 2/13/14 - I don't know details except that they'll be in the same or similar location, have more room, and serve beer. Anyway... I usually order three tacos (carnitas, pastor, barbacoa, chorizo... forget the chicken) with onion, cilantro, and limes. Best $7.50 meal you could ask for! Alambre was pretty cool too (meat... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Same style as Chipolte, stand up ordering at it's finest. I suggest getting a meat off the beaten path (the BBQ Pork is really glorious) and go to town! Also, if you are #beastmodehungry you should get the "Big Burrito" it is the size of a fat infant, just as the Big Torta is the size of a medium house... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We decided to eat here on a recommendation from a friend. We were a little confused when we first walked in because there weren't any directions for what to do. After watching someone else, we figured it out. We walked up the the food prep counter and placed our order, then paid the hostess. The food didn't take long to... More 

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Additional Information about El Taco Riendo

Address: 2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
Phone Number: 612-781-3000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Fast Food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-781-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?