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El Mexicano

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208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 226-0105
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican.

For being in Upstate NY, this place has great Mexican food. There are surprises as eel, which I won't give out. You won't be disappointed, been here many times and have always enjoyed my meal. Have visited with groups as well, it's good stuff!!!!!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob S
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Galway, New York
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Galway, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For being in Upstate NY, this place has great Mexican food. There are surprises as eel, which I won't give out. You won't be disappointed, been here many times and have always enjoyed my meal. Have visited with groups as well, it's good stuff!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Bob S
Saratoga Springs, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the quality of food is good. Service is fantastic and portions are plentiful. Tortilla chips and salsa a served at the beginning of the meal and the foods comes out fast after ordered. Relatively inexpensive and good for a large group. Margaritas were enjoyable.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I have driven by this restaurant and have been meaning to try it. So glad we finally did. Margarita was delicious and menu was extensive. The little extras were a fun treat as well. We will be going back soon and bringing friends!!!!

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Thank cls82
Saratoga Springs
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Party of four. Was recommended to me by someone who hailed from Texas and said it was the best Mexican in town. I am inclined to agree. We were warmly greeted and given a table in the corner well-suited for our party. The decor is informal, sparse, but festive. The menu is extensive, and it made me venture outside my... More 

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Thank tombysaraspr
Ballston Spa, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We returned to El Mexicano to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. The food is consistently good: authentic and flavorful without excessive heat, and generous portions. The chile rellenos are delicious and the mole sauce among the best I have ever tasted. But what sets El Mexicano apart is the friendly service. The servers are quick, professional and always... More 

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Thank William D
Ballston Spa, New York
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Am long over-due to do a review on this most charming and as close as authentic you can get for real Mexican food. Very attentive service, free warm chips and salsa and never a long wait. Hubby and I have come here at least 5-6 times and have never been disappointed, I highly recommend for wonderful Mexican cuisine !

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Thank Foodlover517
Ottawa, ON
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were craving Mexican food this past weekend, but our usual place was closed on Sunday so we decided to try this place out. The staff are great, very friendly but not intrusive. The free chips and salsa, quesadilla and banana dessert were all delicious, and such a nice surprise in this day and age. The salsa was fresh and... More 

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Thank Lizcdn
Somerville
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The entire staff at this restaurant were very friendly. I was served a large portion of food. In fact I had some difficulty finishing my dinner. I was by myself and the staff had no problem with me voluntarily eating at the bar instead of taking up a table. I enjoy very spicey food, yet I did not mention this... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Albany, New York
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is the best tasting Mexican food in the Capital District. The staff is mostly all Mexicans who try their best to please you at every step. The complimentary appetizer and the shot of tequila only adds to the charm of this eatery. You are greeted warmly and there is Mexican music playing in the background. The menu is extensive... More 

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Thank Chiquis926
Connecticut, United States
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Service was great, waitress was very friendly. Loved the free chips and salsa, quesadilla and mini dessert. Entrees were a little on the expensive side for mexican but with all the free items it made sense. My husband and I both had the mole chicken enchiladas -- they were supper yummy! Portions were also quite large and after all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: (518) 226-0105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?