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El Colima

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116 W Pearl St, Nashua, NH 03060-3351
603-889-8226
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 52
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
The real deal.

Stopped here on business lunch and was really surprised by the authenticity. Who would have thunk it? -- authentic Mexican food in Nashua?! Anyway, the chile relleno was excellent as was the guacamole and the refried beans. All appeared freshly-made and not from a can or a food service vendor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
FloridaFamilyofFive
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Viera, Florida, USA
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Viera, Florida, USA
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here on business lunch and was really surprised by the authenticity. Who would have thunk it? -- authentic Mexican food in Nashua?! Anyway, the chile relleno was excellent as was the guacamole and the refried beans. All appeared freshly-made and not from a can or a food service vendor. It doesn't get much more real than this. As far... More 

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Thank FloridaFamilyofFive
Nashua, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here last night with husband and daughter. We used to go more frequently before they moved and had not yet been to the Pearl street location. Enjoyed the chips and salsa. Margaritas were OK, but seemed light on the alcohol, and mostly sweet mixer. I had the shrimp quesadilla that was pretty good. Large shrimp, cooked well, with a... More 

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Thank FoodieNashua
Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you're gonna get.. Food is solid..service at the bar is usually great. There's just a regular who walks for take out that is usually hammered when he arrives..and sits and chats with bartender..and s proceeds to start trouble with anyone within a few stools of him. They don't seemed to be concerned about him..but he's an issue, and becomes... More 

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Thank Eaterofbirds
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there this evening with my wife and ordered a very expensive shrimp dish it cost $17 and included a small salad on the main dish but it was dry and had no dressing. I asked the waiter for some dressing any brought wishbone in a ramekin much to my surprise when I got the bill they charge me... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Nashua, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Fajita burrito was a tasty lunch during holiday season. During holiday season starting Dec 10, the meters in certain areas of the downtown are covered. This meant parking was available in city lot behind Nashua Wallpaper and Paint, and if parked there, can traverse the brick walkway between buildings, cross the street (at weekday 11:30 am it was not at... More 

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Thank SummerTraveler603
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was here. Recommend the pork tamales. They were delicious.

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1 Thank Mary Beth O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

There were many groups there and the place was busy. No wait and food came out in a timely fashion. Food was above my expectations even starting with the chips and salsa. Had Calabaza and added chorizo which wasn't an option with that plate, but they accommodated the small request. Very clean tables and looked like nice wooden tables, nic... More 

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Thank Nathan F
Lutz, Florida
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My parents and I went here for lunch on a Saturday, arriving shortly after noon. We were seated right away and gave our drink orders. We could not sit in the cozy dining room as you enter the restaurant because it is all booths, with a narrow center aisle and my dad is in a wheelchair. We were seated at... More 

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Thank Tampa_traveler63
southern NH
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy But we didn't have to wait to sit. We were impressed by the custom handmade benches and lots of custom detail in the menu. The menu had extensive list of tequila which were impressive. I ordered a chicken burrito and my husband ordered a salad with shrimp. I ordered... More 

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Thank NHgirl7
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Tacos were really good, nachos too! Ordered margaritas and they were great, one of the best I've ever had. Service was attentive and friendly. Enjoyed our dinner and would definitely recommend this restaurant. Prices are reasonable and the food is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 W Pearl St, Nashua, NH 03060-3351
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Nashua
  • Phone Number: 603-889-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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