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El Mexicano

208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 226-0105
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
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80% Recommend
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English first
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The salsa and chips were tasty, decor was very Mexican and the staff was excellent. Food was fair priced but more Americanized than authentic Mexican. It was a good lunch, but was hoping for "the real thing". Free dessert at the end was a nice touch.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Everything you could want for reasonably priced Mexican food. Festive decorations, extremely fast service, big tasty portions for a reasonable price, attentive waiters, great salsa and chips, and the best part was really tasty food! With a complementary desert!

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Greenwich, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This was my first visit to El Mexicano. Our visit was for lunch and we sat at the bar. The atmosphere is clean, bright and appealing. The service was very attentive. They start you out with fresh warm chips and fresh salsa. I had Chimichangas served with rice and beans for lunch. They follow the meal with a delicious dessert,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I have found that most Mexican style restaurants in this area are typically the same. I would say Cantinas on Broadway Saratoga has a different flair or status to it. But El Mexicano is just like the rest. It is a more comfortable, casual, mid-end food house. The decor, wait staff and menu are perceive to be very aunthentic. Some... More

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Upstate NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I never thought that I would be this critical of a restaurant however El Mexicano is simply the worst place I have eaten since first discovering tripadvisor. The decor was inviting enough and the wait staff were friendly. That is the good. THE BAD: We were out about mid-afternoon and decided to order appetizers and soup instead of main courses.... More

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is our third time at El Mexicano and I have to say that while we really enjoyed the first two times, this time was a real disappointment and I doubt we'll ever return. First, plain chicken fajitas with no rice or beans and we had to ask for sour cream was $20 - green peppers and onions only -... More

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My husband and I were traveling home to Buffalo from Vermont. We stopped here and were starving by the time we arrived. Happily we were greeted with warm tortilla chips and salsa as soon as we sat down. Soon after that, we were brought complimentary quesadillas! Our food came very quickly and it was delicious! The staff was very friendly... More

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Well yes, the owners are from Mexico and the extras are nice, but, service is slow and the food a bit bland (meat had no seasoning what so ever), but, serves it purpose in a town with very little ethnic offerings.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great service! Attentive from start to finish. Food was amazing. Blew my expectations away! Sat down to complimentary chips and salsa and a cheese quesadilla. Ordered the combo #3 and a few Tecate beers. Complimentary dessert of a warm apple pie flauta followed, then a complimentary tequila shot. I'll definitely be back!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very out of character for the area, which is a good thing. Free chips and salsa, free shot of Tequila, along with some Chimichanga for dessert. Sometimes, it's the little things that count. The food is Mexican, and they do a good job of it. The service is fantastic. No waiting around for drinks as you are eating, and the... More

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