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“Finally Read Mexican Food” 4 of 5 stars
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El Potrillio Restaurant
1951 W Jefferson St, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627-8938
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Ranked #12 of 31 Restaurants in Quincy
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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Finally Read Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

El Potrillio is a small Mexican restaurant in a small town in the Panhandle of FL. It is on highway 90, the only road through town and you'll miss the restaurant the first time by. The décor is minimal, and must seat about 40 in open seating, though there is a bar area through and archway. One waitress working the tables. Patrons are locals and escapees from Interstate 10. We had the combination meal for $6.99 each. This ta soft chicken taco, a tamale with light sauce, rice and beans. We were told the tamales were made in house.
My beloved spouse is from Mexico City and we spend lots of time in that country, but seldom find the simple good food that is there upon returning home. This was an exception. The tamale was the best of my life. You don't find tamales on the menu in most Mexican restaurants. The sauce which was drizzled on it was extraordinary. The Taco was authentic and good. Now the rice and beans. In most US based Mexican restaurants the rice is tasteless as are the beans. Not in this case. The rice of delicious Mexican rice and the beans perfect. With this we had Negro Modello beer. Don't expect white tablecloths and crystal. Do expect good food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Beer was 2 for 1. I had mixed fajita, not much flavor, came out real quickly and maybe a litte overlooked. Salsa was very good.

Visited May 2013
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Quincy, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Terribly disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We invited friends to join us for the Cinco De Mayo celebration & sat on the patio. Music wasn't bad, costumes were great but the service was terrible. Drinks were warm, food cold, order wrong and no one seemed to care. Took longer to get the ticket than anything else. We left embarrassed.

Next time, we went a little further up HWY 90 to the Old Mexican Restaurant where they appreciate our business. Foods great, price is right and so is the service!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Havana, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I eat there often. The food is always great and the service is wonderful. I highly recommend El Potrillo.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This mexican restaurant is not only the best value, the food and service are perfect as well. If you like good mexican food, you will not be disappointed. Two for one draft beer and two for one margaritas along with a great appetizers are a fantastic start to a good dining experience in this locally owned establishment. The building also houses a well stocked mexican grocery. If I lived near Quincy, I would be back very frequently. Since we come only during FSU football season our visits will be seasonal as well, but we will be back! Try it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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