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El Presidente Mexican Cantina

312 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 750-7475
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Ranked #277 of 584 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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English first
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We love Mexican food, so we thought we would give it a try. Got there about 12:30 for lunch and there was only two other people in the place. The booth seat was severely lacking in springs and needed replaced or repaired. I heard the couple behind us complain about about the taste of the water saying it "tasted like... More

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This should be a 2 star rating for some of the things we experienced, but I give it a 3 star because the kitchen is trying to do a good job despite the rest of the operation. Dinner with friends on a Sunday at 5pm - a few people were dining but the restaurant was mostly empty. A short woman... More

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Good mexican food, spicy salsa. Very economical. Not much on atmosphere, great parking and easy to get to in downtown Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

so we go in and order 4 dishes 3 should have had guacamole...it wasnt until i tried to order guacamole that i was told they were out..the dishes with ground meat had the consistency of dog food and i was thoughly dissapointed ..and the service was horrible..the waiter did not come by once to refill our drinks which were just... More

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Vancouver, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I didn't find anything special about this place to set it aside from any other typical Mexican restaurant. The building itself is old and the parking lot, entrance, and inside are in need of some renovation. They are kind of dingy looking. It was pretty quiet on a Monday night which is typical for the area but it was only... More

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Sequim, Washington
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were hoping for a good plate of Mexican food and were sadly disappointed. The food wasn't very good and the salsa was pretty weak in the knees. The chips tasted like they were cooked in rancid grease. We don't plan on eating here ever again.

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

It was my twin-sister,Flo and I's Birthday, July 15,2013!!! Everyone came and we are always treated so nice!! The food is wonderful!!

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

El Presidente was very average. The overall decor is dated and it has a bit of an unkempt look to it. The food is pretty standard for a mexican restaurant....nothing to set it apart from others. The wait staff seem very upbeat and pleasant.

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Sweet Home, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sons and me and late husband ate here, actually earlier than 2005; much food with excellent quality and great service great atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not the best Mexican food. Interior is old and needs updating I live here in Vancouver and the restaurant doesn't get good health dept. reviews.

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