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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
quick and good but pricey

stopped here with a friend who was showing me around our new home area (South St. Paul). It is very easy to walk in and have food to eat right away (served cafeteria style). We each had the tamale platter, so 2 tamales with rice and beans, cheese and lettuce. It was good and the salsa bar is nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jeanie E
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Mc Farland
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Mc Farland
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

stopped here with a friend who was showing me around our new home area (South St. Paul). It is very easy to walk in and have food to eat right away (served cafeteria style). We each had the tamale platter, so 2 tamales with rice and beans, cheese and lettuce. It was good and the salsa bar is nice. However... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been there several times. Their hot chocolate, flan or mole sauce are delicious. I like El Burrito Mercado. However, it is upsetting that they charge $1 undisclosed service fee. You wait for the food and take it to your table. Also, the charge is "hidden", you don't see it unless you ask for a detailed receipt. Also, our... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

the food is pretty good, place is clean however the prices are a little to high. a lot of the products that they sale you can find them at the regular grocery store at a lower price.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Delicious Mexican Food. There is so much variety to choose from! I love how you can eat then walk around and shop.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was a Friday afternoon, and I had missed lunch because of a late-arriving flight into the Twin Cities. I was staying at a hotel in Inver Grove Heights, and wanted to find a unique restaurant that wasn't a long drive away. El Burrito Mercado turned out to be a great choice. I took a table in the restaurant while... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had been meaning to try this place for quite a while- this review is about their food alone. There's much more to this place than the food. After eating there, I can't understand why so many people love it and rave about its authenticity. If this is authentic Mexican food than I guess Mexican food has no flavor? Everything... More 

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ttown, oh
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were in town with family and wanted to try something different. Saw the reviews for this place and thought what the H lets go. Interesting full service market with a cafeteria line which was pretty cool. The pollo a la Mexicana was good and my wife had the barbicoa (excuse the spelling) I would go back again.

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guatemala
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very authentic and their market is amazing. I was able to find food I hadn't seen since I lived in Central America. Make sure to try their salsa de aguacate!

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop for guisados. We're from the bay but my husband is always on the lookout for good Mexican food. El burrito mercado hits the spot. I love their chicharrones. Their portions are generous and the price is right.

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Mpls, MN
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

LOVE this place! Only regret is that it's my first time but will be back. Authentic, old school Mexican cuisine available via deli/take out or in full service restaurant. The table seating is limited however we went off peak, assuming there would be a wait otherwise. Generous portions, strong drinks, attentive staff. The market is charming and includes a butcher/deli... More 

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?