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El Carambas

1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
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Ranked #13 of 248 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: The most authentic mexican cuisine in Rochester, MN.
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Description: The most authentic mexican cuisine in Rochester, MN.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I don't know who wrote the previous reviews, but they don't know authentic, Mexican food. I have eaten at many, many more truly authentic places. It was ok, but nothing great. Any authentic place should make their own tortillas. The salsas were tasteless. The food is served on styrofoam....that cheapness is found in the food as well. If this is... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If I had not read the recommendations on trip advisor, this is probably not a place I would have found or tried. We were looking for good Mexican food, so looked it up and decided to give it a try. It is a little out of the way, and a restaurant you would not find if you were not looking... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a very popular Mexican place with the locals. They provide excellent service and really good food. I like the tacos burritos and walking tacos, but have heard the Tortas are really good too. This is one of our Friday night regular spots and we'll be back.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our favorite! Great food, service and value for the budget minded. We know the food will always be great, every time, month after month, year after year. My husband and I love the place. So do my coworkers, We eat there often. El Carambas is a Rochester, MN treasure for sure, with genuine Mexican food, not another chain restaurant with... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Without a doubt, the best Mexican food in Rochester (MN). The atmosphere is right out of Mexico, cozy, friendly, and real. Never bad food! A favorite place to go.

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Rochester, mn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Authentic, fresh & delicious. Reasonable priced. Relaxed & clean atmosphere. Stopped in for a late lunch. Four tables when we got there. Four new ones when we left.

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Dodge center
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place comes very close to my home cooking. Skip the fiesta mexicana, and definitely carlos o'kelly(horrible anyway). This is close to what you would get if you had a home cooked meal from a Mexican friend. This place gets an approval from me. Place is always busy, but for good reason.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is for sure the worst Mexican Resturant I have ever eaten in. The food is tasteless and served unattractive. The salsas were poorly presented and the ones I tried were tasteless. Table service is poor.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Luis and Eduardo are fantastic. I have tried almost everything on their menu over more than two dozen visits. I have never been let down. Luis is usually there as manager, taking orders and checking out and delivering the food and assuring great service. He is a powerhouse, and it is worth the visit just to watch how truly skilled... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant and reviews did not disappoint. Had a great quick meal. Good chips came with the meal and the salsa was great. I will have to come back to try them all! Beer was cold and the enchiladas were good. Not fine dining but a great place to grab a quick bite to... More

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