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El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant

49 N. Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1724
609 773 0007
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Ranked #8 of 37 Restaurants in Lambertville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican, Peruvian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The love of family, friends and great food is a tradition for the Egoavils.Having relocated to the United States from Peru in 1992, they sought the opportunities their new home offered. They have now realized their family dream of owning and operating their own restaurant. El Tule was previously the home of another restaurant offering Mexican fare. The Egoavil Family has infused the eatery with a vibe all its own. El-Tule’s Mexican-Latin fusion includes traditional Mexican offerings as well as the addition of Peruvian menu items. Peruvian food has been gaining momentum among foodies across the nation, and prior to El Tule was extremely hard to find in the Delaware Valley. El Tule offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Guests may bring their own wine or alcohol of choice. Our patio is dog friendly.Subpages
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I LOVE El Tule! This restaurant was my introduction to Peruvian food several years ago, and I've been hooked ever since! Their ceviche with avocado, along with their chips and guacamole (best I've ever had!), is one of my all-time favorite meals. I always order the ceviche because it's too good to pass up, but my friends who have ordered... More

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20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My fiancé and I went here last night (Saturday). It was highly recommended by locals. The character and ambiance was wonderful! Did I mention it's BYO! The last two things I mentioned were the only good things I could say about the place. For starters, we ordered the Peruvian nachos with chicken. The guacamole on top was pretty good, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Found this little unique byob after wine tasting in Bucks County. Food was very tasty. We suggest the guacamole and especially recommend the Peruvian chicken in a light cream Peruvian pepper sauce. Couldn't stop eating it.

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18 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch on 9/29/14. Outside was pretty busy so we sat inside. Only one other table occupied. Service was BAD. Took a long time to get menus, should have been the first sign there was a problem. We thought about leaving but did not. Got menus, ordered drinks ( BYOB). Ten minutes later placed our order, still no drinks. Got... More

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Eduarpsu, Owner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: I apologize that you experience at El tule was not what you expected. Indeed, on that specific afternoon one of our newest addition to our staff waited on your party. We strive for offering top of the line customer service, and we hope that when you visit us again, you will have a much better experience. We appreciate... More

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29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a gem of a place in Lambertville with a unique Mexican and Peruvian selection of dishes. We tried the ceviche chifa (Chinese style) and mixto (various seafood). Wonderful!! Others had the Taco Salads which looked delicious. The nacho chip soup was a bit of a downer but that was the only minus. Sitting outside in the beautiful summer... More

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Eduarpsu, General Manager at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: We appreciate your comments, thank you for your time. We hope see you soon again! Cordially, Jack Egoavil General Manager More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Thought we would give this place a try with another couple. It was 5:30 on 8/23/14. We did not have a reservation and were told by someone franticly cleaning up tables. Oh you need a reservation. Only two couples were dining at the time and there were 20 empty tables? I thought the place was dirty and there was food... More

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Eduarpsu, Owner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: I am terribly sorry that you were not able to try our delicious food. 1) You came to the restaurant on a Saturday night without a reservation; therefore, we were not able to accommodate your party. The tables that you saw empty were taken by our 5:30 reservations. As much as i love taking walk ins, we were... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Greatly enjoyed the blend of two very different Latin American traditions. Their carapulcra, the special that day, was fantastic. It's a peanut and pork stew from Peru. It went very nicely with some Mexican agua de Jamaica to drink. Their ceviche is very authentic, served with Andean roasted corn.

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Eduarpsu, Owner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: We appreciate your comments, thank you for your time. We hope see you soon again! Cordially, Jack Egoavil General Manager More

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fantastic spot in the heart of a small town neighborhood. Excellent food quality with a fun mix of quality Mexican and Peruvian dishes. Very authentic, family owned. Service is very friendly and accommodating. A must try ... You'll want to come back!!

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Eduarpsu, Owner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: We appreciate your comments, thank you for your time. We hope see you soon again! Cordially, Jack Egoavil General Manager More

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We come here every Sunday and the food is consistently tasty, fresh and well presented. You must try it!

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Eduarpsu, Owner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: We appreciate your comments, thank you for your time. We hope see you soon again! Cordially, Jack Egoavil General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food, the waitstaff, the atmosphere -- all excellent for this store-front type restaurant. Been there 3 times for lunch and no complaints.

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Eduarpsu, Owner at El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear patron: We appreciate your comments, thank you for your time. We hope see you soon again! Cordially, Jack Egoavil General Manager More

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Additional Information about El Tule Mexican and Peruvian Restaurant

Address: 49 N. Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1724
Phone Number: 609 773 0007
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian

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