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El Pastor

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

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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
Great Food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
Vinpach
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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 via mobile

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
79 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Ellsworth, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

if your looking for tacos this is the pace to go take your family here

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Don't be scared off by the neighborhood. It's a quick 5-10 min drive from downtown Madison hotels. I had the "loco taco" and it was outstanding (I should have ordered two!). My teen kids had spicy chorizzo tacos and the steak quessadilla. Everyone agreed everything was delicious. Their complementary salsa and chips were different - made with green tomatoes, I... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Two of us had dinner here over the weekend. We started iwth yummy mango margaritas of very generous proportions. Next we had our favorite dish of Mexican shrimp cocktail. It is heavenly stuff and should not be missed. The atmosphere is not great, but we've always had good service and great food. One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in town.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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