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El Indio Restaurant

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9865 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119-1243
314-968-9012
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
As authentic as you'll find in the STL

Nice people, good service and the food is pretty good too. The seating area is cramped at every table; you're sitting too close to the table in every booth, or once you get in, you aren't getting out at the larger tables when on the end. I'm not a small guy, but even my kids make the comment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Robert G
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice people, good service and the food is pretty good too. The seating area is cramped at every table; you're sitting too close to the table in every booth, or once you get in, you aren't getting out at the larger tables when on the end. I'm not a small guy, but even my kids make the comment every time... More 

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Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stumbled here accidentally because our original destination was closed on Sundays. Great food - I enjoyed the sea food special. Great prices; you get lots. Nice atmosphere, good service. Food came quickly and was very freshly prepared with avocados and veggies. Would like to return for a Margarita some evening when not driving!

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Saint Louis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place isn't going to win any 'cutting edge' awards for their Mexican food, but it is a very decent spot if you're in the area - and a very good value. The only real complaint is that it can be hard to find truly spicy food here (you've got to ask). They have a great 'pick two or three'... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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166 reviews 166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Met for lunch at El Indio Mexican Restaurant today. This restaurant is located at the corner of Manchester Road and Berry Road and the outside of the building is distinctive, but looks a little like a kid's art project. Inside the decor is not fancy and neither is the menu. Chips and salsa show up on arrival at the table... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

First, the El Indio pictured is not the one in St. Louis, which is in an old Pizza Hut building. If you like to pretend to like Mexican food, while being served the blandest of the bland, such as ground beef that seems like it was boiled, accompanied by salsa with so little heat that I could probably pour it... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and very reasonable prices. We received fast service. The Guacamole was really tasty. My husband also ordered the flan which incredible.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Try Taco Tuesday (or Monday) $1 tacos! My personal favorite is the Jalisco Special - so good, though.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

Seems like a Mom & Pop mexican place. The shrimp chimichanga deep fried crispy with melted cheese on top. GOOD. Fajita Quesadilla is also top notch. Small place, totally unique. Good Taco Salad. Big Giant crispy shell

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St. Louis, MO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

Food is good and cheap. Service is some of the worst in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

I love this place. They have a pretty big menu, good prices, and the staff is always friendly and fun. El Indio also has great food/drink specials during the week. Go there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9865 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119-1243
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: 314-968-9012
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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