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El Paisano Mexican Restaurant

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1424 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010-2161
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Arnold, Missouri
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been to this place several times and have enjoyed every meal I've been served. They are about the same price as other local Mexican restaurants. It's nice atmosphere. The only complaint I have would be that the service is not always fast and sometimes we have had to wait to have a server approach us to take our... More 

Thank julie g
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

A standard of customer service does not exist in this establishment. Not only would the bartender/service person (usually only person "working") be too interested in flirting with whatever person she is serving at the bar, but if you decide to eat here; get ready to wait for everything. Except your food. They toss that slop onto the plate quickly. No... More 

Thank Karen L
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427 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I am amazed at the good reviews to this place. We stopped in here after picking up our son at the airport, and he wanted Mexican, so I thought we would give it a try since it had pretty good reviews. Come on tripadvisor people...don't ruin the fact that tripadvisor is known for telling the real truth about experiences, good... More 

1 Thank Akumalholic
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

It may not of helped that we decided to go to lunch on Christmas Eve but my food was disgusting. I ordered two tacos and the meat tasted worse than a jack n the box taco. It made me sick to my stomach with two bites. We told the server that the quality was unacceptable, she told us that she'd... More 

2 Thank Bryce1020
Rolla, Missouri
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

i really enjoyed my food (fajitas) but few other in group didnt care for theirs. the service was awful..they were slow, like 2 tables, and i think we got drinks refilled once. other then that the place looked clean and ok food

Thank jj1342
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant only had three other groups of diners while we were eating but only one waitress was working. I expected slow service but she was very quick and attentive. We were never waiting for refills or service. She was quick and efficient at all tables. As for the food, it is easily the best Mexican food I have had... More 

Thank KaylaAnne12
Arnold Mo.
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went with wife and step daughter for a nice night out. Was not aware it would take the majority of the evening. Normally you are given a bowl of chips and salsa which is basically to tide you over till the food arrives. Service was so slow, we went through 4 bowls of chip. The wait time was extreme. There... More 

Thank Diamonddave206
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and plenty of room between tables which is helpful with two toddlers . I ordered a margarita that was on a special. It was pretty comparable to other restaurants and didn't that over powering lime juice that tends to make my teeth sore. Salsa and cheese dip is what you expect ( not... More 

Thank Rgarrett2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to El Paisano for 5 years....love it. Food is awesome, if you like real mexican food. Not unusual for us to go 2 or 3 times a week. Love the waitresses. ....all very friendly.

1 Thank Sheri M
Arnold, Missouri
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This is my second favorite restaurant in Arnold! Lots of TV's and Margaritas! The food is pretty good as well. This is not Chevy's so don't expect an American/Mexican restaurant. This is a very popular location for good reason and recommend it to all of my friends.

1 Thank Gabe S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1424 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010-2161
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: 636-287-6404

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?