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Mexican Village

Mexican, Spanish, Contemporary
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1218 S Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201-5433
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Not so much

I think Paradiso has much better and fresher food. Service is quick at Mexican Village but the food isn't so great. Seems very packaged.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Grand Forks
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was okay, but the food was not good at all. The dishes we tried were either too spicy or no flavor at all.

Thank Amanda S
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think Paradiso has much better and fresher food. Service is quick at Mexican Village but the food isn't so great. Seems very packaged.

Thank 71dianay
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I first ate hear about 1970, so I may be a bit sentimental. It's a fine old school family Mexican restaurant. Everything here is tasty and they have the recipes down. It's good value for the money as well.

Thank Dave F
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't bother going here. Ordered a beef burrito with brown gravy and it latterly came with brown gravy... You know, the kind you would make for mashed potatoes. Gross. It's not worth the money. Drive down the road to Paradiso and wait it line.

Thank MN_Lily
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

For over 40 years we have been going there and always have recieved great service. It hard to believe but it's true, you would think that the training of new hiring or just picking the wrong employee would eventually catch up and hire a bad employee. NO this is the real thing. The food is 5 star as well, chips... More 

Thank VBL7647
neolove, General Manager at Mexican Village, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your recent review of Mexican Village! We truly appreciate it and with out people like YOU we would not be here! We strive really hard to hire the best and most friendly employees. People who know what customer services is all about! It is so nice to hear back from people who dine with... More 

St Andrews
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The service is fast and friendly. The food is always fresh, hot and good. Large portions and nice clean place. Get there early because you always have to wait in line for a table but usually not too long.

Thank Barry B
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped in for dinner on a shopping trip to Grand Forks. First thing I noticed was that the rugs needed a good cleaning. Staff was pleasant and helpful. The brought out Chips and what they called salsa, seemed like canned tomatoes with cumin stirred in, no onions or peppers. The chips tasted like they had been cook in old old.... More 

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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

The service was the only thing of value. Gross fake margaritas. Food was below par. Don't waste your time and money.

Thank Angela M
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A Wed night Dinner Group stop - had 14 people - service was great and had a fun server - she had to be to put up with 14 of us! Chips were very good - their regular sauce was average - the "hot sauce" was okay but not great. Most everyone's food was okay - mine was below average... More 

Thank Strohkr
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been going there for years with my family.It is a wonderful place with really nice people. they treat everybody with respect. & I will continue to go there for the rest of my life

Thank bigguy2400

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1218 S Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201-5433
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: 701-775-3653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?