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Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

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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205 reviews 205 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Went here often when my job was in the area. The food is amazing and the prices are crazy low. Highly recommend for real mexican. The location isn't idea and is not in the best part of Madison.

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Additional Information about El Pastor

Address: 2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
Phone Number: (608) 280-8898
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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