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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, Takeout

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat lunch and grab dinner on your way out!

I love to go to the Burrito Mercado for lunch and then buying whatever looks good for dinner from the fresh salsa bar, ready made dinner options, and desserts. You just can't go wrong with anything you get!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
iheartminnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I love to go to the Burrito Mercado for lunch and then buying whatever looks good for dinner from the fresh salsa bar, ready made dinner options, and desserts. You just can't go wrong with anything you get!

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Thank iheartminnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We went through the lunch line rather than into the restaurant. The line moved quickly and people at the tables were courteous and moved along to open them up. I had the shrimp fajitas and was amazed at the number of large shrimp that were served. My fajitas and the tacos for my grandchildren and daughter were all delicious. The... More 

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1 Thank Sailuver
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

It is not easy to find good Mexican food in the middle of North America and having recently returned from Mexico it was nice to compare the authenticity of El Burrito. The sauces in almost any dish really make or break them. This place does it well and they have a deli, bakery and market to boot in case you... More 

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1 Thank Chester B
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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258 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I have dined at El Burrito Mercado many times over the past 15 years. This time I had them deliver to the MN State Capitol. Their chicken quesadilla and pork burrito's are both exceptional. When my House colleagues saw this food, they too decided to order. Since then, many orders have been placed at El Burrito and delivered to the... More 

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1 Thank Mark A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

El Burrito Mercado is a great place to stop for breakfast or lunch, alone, with a friend, or with the whole family. A wide variety of good basic Mexican food (not fine dining) at relatively low prices. A cafeteria-style restaurant, grocery store and gift shop all in one, one can browse through the imported Mexican products for sale before or... More 

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1 Thank Michael G
Stillwater, MN
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182 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Love the shredded spicy chicken, deli selections, chips and salsa. Lots of other great things too but they are my favorites.

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Thank StillwaterTraveler
Story, Wyoming
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Best lunch counter in St. Paul for Mexican standards. Plenty of spicy options, too, even in Minnesota (the land of white bread and lutefisk.) Everything is made to order. Get there early for lunch since there will be quite a line by noon. They have restaurant seating, but we like to eat at the tables in the market.

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Thank KRC1956
Mc Farland
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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1 Thank Jeanie E
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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2 Thank Aconcagua2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?