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“Wonderful plentiful food.” 4 of 5 stars
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El Tequila
4084 Baxter Drive Suite 12, Baxter, MN
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Ranked #22 of 28 restaurants in Baxter
Cuisines: Mexican
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Brainerd, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful plentiful food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went to a late lunch on a weekday after Christmas. They were not busy at 2 p.m. so our server was very attentive and he had a great sense of humor. We had another couple with us. We were all served promptly and courteously and the food was fabulous. I had chili rellenos, which I had never tried and it was amazing! (I ordered it the following week at another local popular Mexican restaurant and it was nowhere near as good.)

They have recently redecorated and it is bright and colorful. I would certainly recommend trying El Tequila. I think if they were in a more prominent location they would be much busier and they could hire more staff.

We have been there maybe 5 or 6 times and never been disappointed. They usually have good coupons in the local saver magazines too.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not the best mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This place was rate very well as being authentic. Our server was borderline rude, mostly in a hurry and walked off as I was in the middle of my order. We had to waive him down later to finish ordering. The food was average and not very appealing. I would not eat here again.

Visited September 2013
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Fargo, ND
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156 reviews 156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“VERY good!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The food was DELISH, the service was great, and the atmosphere is authentic mexican. If you want a tasty and relaxing meal at a reasonable price, please try this place. You'll love it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brainerd
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“If I'm Craving Mexican - I Want This”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food is authentic. The menu is HUGE! They keep the eating area very clean. They might be a bit under staffed, but they really try. The value is right on. When I want Mexican - I want this!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nisswa, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“El Tequila, an up and down experience!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I recently visited El Tequila here in Brainerd. My wife loves mexican and was excited to give it a try. The facility has a wide open layout which means having a private coversation can be a challenge. That being said if you're out with a larger group or family it wouldn't be an issue. The food was very good but the staff was clearly overwhelmed and the service was slow. I'm a beer drinker and when I sit for twenty minutes with an empty glass my patience grows a little thin. I would return but given our circumstnace would porbably choose a midweek visit to avoid the crowd. In the end if you have a craving for good, fresh mexican/southwest food it has to be recomended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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