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2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
(608) 280-8898
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
friendly staff and very attentive, food is a mix between very good to good enough

I have dinner there it was OK nothing special, I did not like the enchiladas but every thing else was good. The staff friendliness make up for the whole experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Rochester, Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here a number of times and always been pleased. This time was a big disappointment. Across the board the food (enchiladas & chimichangas) were extremely bland. Great service and generous portions, but this visit left me wondering if I should go back? Maybe just an off day since past visits were good?

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Lino R, Owner at El Pastor, responded to this review

Hello v2skate0910, We’re glad to hear that you were satisfied with our wait staff in that we strive to provide the greatest service possible. However, we’re disappointed to hear that you were unsatisfied with the food you had ordered. Providing great tasting food in large portions is something that we take pride in. We hope that you mentioned the issue... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have dinner there it was OK nothing special, I did not like the enchiladas but every thing else was good. The staff friendliness make up for the whole experience

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Westbury, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The place is ok to eat at, it was clean and the staff was nice. The food was good and the portions were fine too. I would go back and eat there again.

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've been going to this place for over ten years, and they always deliver a great meal. My favorite dish is 'The taste of Mexico'... No distracting sauces, just classic Mexican food you can taste and enjoy. The chicken enchiladas verde are very good too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food is fresh and authentic. Food is not cooked ahead of time. The taste is wonderful, very flavorful. The cost is reasonable with large portions. Have ate here several times and have always had an excellent meal.

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Milan, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's a very simple and easy going restaurant. We were the first clients of the evening, nevertheless the food took a quite long time to come, but this could also be a good sign meaning the food is fresh. The music is mexican as the atmosphere. The waitress was accurate and present. Chips with the spicy sauce were good. I... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The owner, Lino, is a great guy and always greets us when we come in. Sometimes, Hugo is there playing Spanish music or even a mix of Elvis and Neil Diamond. Nonetheless, the real reason to be here is the food! It's natural, fresh, and not frozen. It's delicious every time. I order the quesadillas or the tortas, while my... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great authentic food. I always get the enchiladas suiza. Big portion. Giant margarita for $6 is a great value, too. They're a little slow on bringing more water, more chips & salsa. And the servers are all very soft spoken. Would like a little more volume from the servers and to not have to ask for more chips & salsa.... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I can't count the times we've gone there. Always have the steak chimichangas. Use the sauce they provide. Excellent!! Seafood ceviche also rocks!

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Wisconsin
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242 reviews 242 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I found out today that I am not an authentic mexican food person. If you are, I believe this is the place for you. I asked for the mild salsa and couldn't eat it. It was hot it to to the. Food tasted good, but there wasn't a lot of moisure in it. They didn't offer a side of sour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 280-8898
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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