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El Burrito Mercado

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175 Cesar Chavez St, Ste 2, Saint Paul, MN 55107-3396
651-227-2192
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Authentic food

We like Mexican food a lot and have gone to many different restaurants in the Twin Cities area. This one is a great place! It's in a section of St. Paul that is basically all Spanish speaking. There are three parts to the building, and it almost feels like you're in Mexico when you're there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
OdinSTPMN
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We like Mexican food a lot and have gone to many different restaurants in the Twin Cities area. This one is a great place! It's in a section of St. Paul that is basically all Spanish speaking. There are three parts to the building, and it almost feels like you're in Mexico when you're there. There's the giant store with... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

fantastic Mexican market and incredible restaurant. Employees are always very helpful and they have a ton of things to purchase from South of the Border! If you go you have to stop for lunch as their entire menu into die for... Oh yeah and buy a bag of their fresh tortilla chips and you'll never go back to Tostidos again...

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Minnesota
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've visited this location a few times and have always enjoyed it. If you prefer you can eat in the cafe/deli area or if you would like sit-down service with the option of alcohol they have a small yet nice restaurant area. The cafe seems from my visits to be regularly busy with less people in the sit-down restaurant. We... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visit at least every two weeks and have never been disappointed. If you're looking for recommendation, go for the green shredded beef enchiladas. Staff always polite and courteous. Even my 11 year old daugter requests to eat here and never struggles to find something she likes. For a kid to like the spice it must be good.

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Scandia, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I love this place. I used to live close by. Now I live about an hour away but every time I come to St Paul I try hard to eat a meal here. The food is so incredibly delicious! The service is always okay to excellent, never bad. The atmosphere is great. They have many different types of meat to... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very good food, nice Mexican mercado too. Go there now and be delighted! It is cafe style where you go through a line and watch them prepare your plate how you want it. We will always go here for Mexican food from now on!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I think I'm in love... this is the closest to Mexico you can get without actually going to Mexico. I can't say enough about this place. We go weekly to treat ourselves.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had lunch here on a week day. Minimal wait, lots of choices, including vegetarian dishes. The food was very good and a fairly large meal was about $10.00. The restaurant is located in a grocery store, which has interesting foods, a bakery and Mexican art, such as pottery, decorative mirrors, wall hangings, woven place mats, etc. There is both street... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Very good food but never ever run out of salsa on salsa bar! We dined after 8 pm on a Friday. Some language barrier through service which made our meals cost extra, just wanted ala carte burrito but got meal I did not want. Food is great though!

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Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Simple but amazing. Take a walk thru the store on your way out. Great food! Very Authentic. Best Mexican food that I have had in a while.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Cesar Chavez St, Ste 2, Saint Paul, MN 55107-3396
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-227-2192

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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