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“Exceptional Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Potro

El Potro
214 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA
978-455-2840
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Ranked #5 of 240 Restaurants in Lowell
Cuisines: Mexican
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andover, ma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Exceptional Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I just happened to find this new restaurant, El Potro, while walking down Merrimack Street. It was very busy, when we were there, but we managed to snag two seats at the bar. The food was marvelous. The portions were huge, and the service was terrific. And the ambience was warm, friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Warren, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I'm hesitant to write this review because I don't want to ever have to wait in line!

I've been here three times. Each time the food, service and atmosphere was perfect. The food: chicken chimichanga, fish tacos, chicken burrito were cooked correctly. This is the first time I haven't had it greasy or saturated. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The margaritas are strong but not over bearing. Booth or table seating options.

Overall this place is perfect for a Mexican restaurant

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston MA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Finally good Mexican food in Lowell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I go to El Potro at least once a week. I order the carne asada 90% of the time; it's great. The fajitas and tacos are also excellent as are the huge margaritas.

The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. Even though the restaurant is usually mobbed they always find a moment to chat.

Great food, service and ambiance. El Potro is a welcome addition to Lowell and my "go to" place.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“El Potro-Authentic Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

El Potro restaurant on Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts has been open for only a couple of months and it has become a favorite for locals and near by cities.

The food is authentic, prepared with quality, and presented in an appealing way.

The staff is professional, courteous, and funny.

The decor is also authentic, I understand the owner imported the furniture from Mexico.

I recommend the Tortilla Soup, Mole Enchiladas, Tacos al Carbon, and their Margaritas!!!

Enjoy

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Viva Mexico!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Tried El Potro a few days after they opened and can already tell they'll be around for a long time. The salsa is outstanding and fajitas were delicious, though we did prefer the chicken over the steak. The place is very clean and you can tell they put a lot of money into rehabbing the space. It can get drafty by the front door. Service was great as well.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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