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El Campesino -Northview Center

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4771 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-8730
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quite Good Mexican

I had the Fajita combination (chicken, beef, shrimp). It was served with the usual fare of beans & rice, along with guacamole salad and soft tortilla shells. The chips and salsa was quite good. Service was very good and prompt

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Troy, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My son suggested this place for a late lunch early dinner; there was no crowd to speak of so seating and service was prompt. The Super Quessadila was good. The rice was dry and a third of the plate was covered in chopped lettuce with a dollop of guacamole. The entry itself was hot and flavorful but the steak knife... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had the Fajita combination (chicken, beef, shrimp). It was served with the usual fare of beans & rice, along with guacamole salad and soft tortilla shells. The chips and salsa was quite good. Service was very good and prompt

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I reviewed El Campesino before and gave it an average rating. I mentioned some points for the recommendation, such as slow service etc. Well I tried it again today (went alone this time) and happy to say the food is still good. The service was still a bit slow (I sat at my table for 5 minutes before being acknowledged).... More 

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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This Texas transplant is not overly optimistic in finding a good Tex-Mex restaurant in the middle of the Keystone state. Fortunately, we didn't have to travel far from our Coraopolis home to find a place where we could enjoy a very good ( albeit somewhat expensive margarita) and truly cold Coronas. Chips and salsa were placed quickly on our table... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is our go to Mexican Restaurant in the North Hills. Always friendly service with good food and good service. Recommend it highly.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Mexico food and the price is reasonable. Good Service and nice atmosphere. Worth taking the family to if your on a budget.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Food at El Campesino off of McKnight is the closest I've found in the Pittsburgh area to food I've eaten in Mexico (Reynosa, in addition to some more touristy places) and in New Mexico (Taos). One of my favorite dishes to order at any Mexican restaurant is chilis rellenos (or chilis poblanos, as El Campesino calls them), and Campesino's are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The margaritas are massive and taste pretty great and the food is super authentic Mexican fare. Two thumbs up!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Once we were seat my server asked what she can get us to drink. I say "well I understand you guy's have great Margaritas, so we want a pitcher!" She brings it to us and I excitedly taste our drink. I was utterly disappointed. I could taste no alcohol what so ever. I call my server back over and tell... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

When it comes to Mexican food there are not a lot of choices in Pittsburgh. I have tried just about all of them, but keep coming back to El Campesino. Not because it is fantastic, but because so far it seems to be the best we have. After being seated it took several minutes for our waiter Carlos to bring... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 4771 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: (412) 366-8730

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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