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El Taco Riendo

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2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
612-781-3000
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 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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  • 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
Amazing. The end.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
alstensby
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Minneapolis, MN
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, MN
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Germantown, Wisconsin
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100 reviews 100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have eaten at El Taco Riendo many times. It is a family favorite. The food is fresh, reasonably priced and made to order.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Awesome place, authentic food and the prices can not be beat. If you want to grab some grub that is mouthwatering delicious and does not hurt your wallet, stop on by. Order at the counter, wait for them to put together your meal and pay at the register. Have a seat and enjoy. You will not be sorry. This place... More 

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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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?