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El Tequila

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1830 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060
(507) 444-9490
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Family Restaurant

The food here is good. The owners make you feel at home. The food is always hot and fresh. The servers are always prompt and courteous. They have a bar and restaurant in one. The restroom is always clean. Always feel good after I eat. They even have whole beans instead of refried just ask. I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food here is good. The owners make you feel at home. The food is always hot and fresh. The servers are always prompt and courteous. They have a bar and restaurant in one. The restroom is always clean. Always feel good after I eat. They even have whole beans instead of refried just ask. I will be back and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was very good I did read the blah review before going I don't think they realize there in owatonna regardless this week was excellent the service was excellent and when visiting back in the woods on a as I'm forced to go there is summer I will definitely go there again The Cheesecake is homemade and phenomenal hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Coming from a Texas border town we are always looking for great Mexican food. Excellent beef enchiladas. Really great queso blanco and yummy strong margaritas!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nothing special, crabby waiter, bland food, dated decor. Don't waste your time. Other reviews had me excited but ultimately underwhelmed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped there based on my GPS choice of restaurants. Not on the beaten track but that's what usually makes a restaurant good. Food was excellent and the service was just as good. Found out that they have five locations in the Minnesota area. Again a restaurant that is worth going a little out-of-the-way for. Put it in your GPS and... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was good. The salsa was very spicy but delicious. We ordered over phone when we were on the highway and picked it up as we went to our hotel. But they did mix up our order a bit. So make sure they got your order right.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Living in St. Paul, I've had many opportunities to visit Mexican restaurants. El T compares with the best. Had a large very tasty burrito for $9.00. Excellent, friendly service. I was in a bit of a hurry, explained this and had the food within 7-8 minutes. Burrito came with sour cream and guac. This small restaurant is in a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My fiancé and I were driving home from a weekend up north and stopped in the town and found the restaurant thru trip advisor. It was amazing!! Sooo good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We are from out of town & decided to try El Tequila based on the positive reviews. The food was excellent, very flavorful and great quality. Hostess/owner & waitress were very welcoming & friendly. Whenever driving to The Cities, we will now make the quick jaunt to El Tequila instead of eating roadside fast food. Wish our new favorite Mexican... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When ever my wife and I want to go out for a Mexican meal, we only go to El Tequila. Outstanding authentic food, great service and very friendly owners!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1830 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: (507) 444-9490

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?