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El Mexicano

208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 226-0105
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. They brought the customary chips and salsa immediately. We didn't know that they also bring a free mini cheese quesadilla to everyone too! We had already ordered guac appetizer, so heading into entrees we were a little full! Entree portions were normal size, well seasoned, great flavor and not smothered in cheese. After... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a very nice and clean conveniently located Restaurant where the food was great, prices were reasonable, and the service was even better. Seven of us came here for lunch, and sat in the cozy outdoor setting.The accommodating waiters rearranged the furniture for us, so we could all be together. One of the things we noticed immediately was the... More

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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Food tasted good for Mex in Saratoga Springs NY. The 'frozen' margaritas were not frozen but liquidy and cold;not iced and not made correctly. Lots of choices on the menu and they affirmed substitution requests but didn't bring the food out as requested.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I certainly would not call this excellent or authentic mexican cuisine. However, it certainly wasn't bad. Quite frankly, it was better than I thought it would be for a touristy area like this and being in upstate NY. The veggie burritos were good, as were the chips and salsa. I ordered take out and the price was drastically different than... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stopped in for lunch, and were very impressed by the super-attentive waitstaff. The food was very tasty - not fancy looking, but yummy- and they brought us complimentary dessert. We will definitely be back!

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Highland Mills, NY
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There were three of us; we each ordered very different entrees. All were delicious, and plentiful! There were abundant chips and salsa, replenished when we got low. The owner/manager came to our table to check on us. There were complimentary shots of tequila for the over-21s. All in all, we all had a delightful evening!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

In a small city with an overabundance of restaurants, this one should not be overlooked. Generous fresh and tasty portions, attentive staff and on a Monday night in early June, there were several other diners. Prices were typical for pricey Saratoga Springs, the $21.50 for each of us included complementary extras: appetizer, a bunuelo for dessert and a tequila shot... More

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24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went to El Mexicano as a recommendation from a friend months ago but just happened to drive by and thought why not stop...so glad we did as we definitely will return. We immediately knew we were in an authentic Mexican restaurant. The waiter could not have gone out of his way more to ensure we had a great time.... More

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

True small business, and a family feel. Food is excellent, the staff is enthusiastic and very helpful. Everything come out fast, tastes fresh, and is never disappointing. Ate here twice over this four day stay.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had high hopes. Read about this place being a good value and worth the trip. So we figured we would give them a try. The chips and salsa were good, but we didn't have much time to enjoy them as the meals came out 2 minutes later. I had steak fajitas. They were pretty good, a lot of places go... More

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