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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    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
Fast, Affordable, Delicious and Tacos

I mean they have a mustached burrito running as a logo. It really doesn't get any better than this. Great place to grab a quick lunch. I am happy to spend my money here every day of the week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
philjonesminneapolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I mean they have a mustached burrito running as a logo. It really doesn't get any better than this. Great place to grab a quick lunch. I am happy to spend my money here every day of the week.

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Thank philjonesminneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Best tacos in Minneapolis hands down. Chorizo, el pastor, steak, chicken - it's all good. Tostadas and taco salads are fantastic too. Good Mexican beers and gold service. cheap eats and good times.

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Thank giuliani1979
minneapolis
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Long menu of well-prepared food. Staff is congenial and they keep the place very clean. I wish they were still open as I type this.

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Thank fc74mn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Been with them since the old location. Great owners! Check out the tongue chimy or the cubano torta. Catering and food truck.

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Thank Muqtada_Burzynski
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Wide variety of authentic Mexican food served hot and tasty. Food is prepared quickly and the restaurant is always busy. I go here for lunch 1-2 times per month and have for several years.

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Thank Oliver T
Alexandria, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I am visiting my family in Minneapolis and my father read good reviews of this place. I really didn't care the place appeared very casual -almost "hole in the wall" - as you can have great food almost anywhere. I found the staff incredibly dismissive, and had difficulty with English (which is an issue as the orders are all custom... More 

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Thank SighMN
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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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Thank jaronning
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank EVDJ
Minneapolis, MN
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Thank alstensby
Orlando
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank dravengsx

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?