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“Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
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El Canelo
2709 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505
(814) 835-2290
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Ranked #59 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Mexican
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I always enjoy eating here. Nice place to hang out with friends and have a few margaritas. I almost always get the Shrimp Quesadilla. Never have a problem with that. Filled with lots of shrimp and they are big shrimp.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
“Great service but not for people who love REAL mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We've been here many times. The food is decent and well made but I cannot accept ground beef taco meat as "authentic" Mexican. Too many items on the menu are made with taco meat. Other than that, the staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Love the enchiladas there. Good atmosphere, great chips and salsa. Some of the beef dishes can get a little over cooked and dry, but al lin all a solid mexican place.

Visited December 2012
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north east, pa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“yuck”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Food not very authentic. Service bad. Food cold, bland and the drinks tasted watered down. Definitely not the place to go for good Mexican food.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great value for price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

El Canelo's food is always good for the price. Always fresh and hot. The service is always friendly and you get your food quickly. Highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you like Mexican food.

Visited December 2012
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