We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Tex Mex , but very slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant
212 Dogwood Blvd, Flowood, MS 39232-8602
(601) 992-9260
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #37 of 81 Restaurants in Flowood
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great Tex Mex , but very slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant was very busy Sunday. There were 3 of us who ate lunch - cheese dip was excellent, large portions at a good price. Wait staff was very slow.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    6
    7
    2
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brandon, MS
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“typical Tex-Mex served with shouting wait staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

When you enter El Potrillo the atmosphere is welcoming. The food was hot and served by an attentive waiter (though he didn't know if the chili rellenos were poblano or anaheim; they're poblano). But the rest of the wait staff were shouting in Spanish across the room, their voices bouncing off the walls. Not just once or twice, but during the entire meal. Their behavior made our meal a very unpleasant experience. The food itself was just typical tex-mex. You pay extra for spicy salsa and the regular salsa is bland. The quantity of the food was way more than one person could possibly want to eat.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Madison, MS
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“My Favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

El Potrillo has the best fajitas around! The wait staff are always courteous and the service is so fast. Have been a patron for years and it never disappoints!

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jackson, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good TexMex, but I went to the one in Madison”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Really good prices... lots of food on the plate. Get a doggy box... you'll need it. Enchiladas were tasty and the tostadas were crunchy. Good rice and beans too.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Fair Mexican and a nice atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Walking in, I was impressed compared to what else I had seen in Mississippi and from the outside. The chairs actually are like the horse chess pieces - very cool. The food was fairly standard Mexican fare and nothing really stood out to me as original and the service was adequate but not the most knowledgeable. The servings were fairly large and the prices on many items was quite reasonable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.