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El Campesino

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101 Park Hills Plz, Altoona, PA 16602-2812
(814) 944-3121
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a little sight seeing and was impressed by the outside appearance of the place. We weren't disappointed by the food, service or cleanliness. Excellent food, nice chips and salsa and fresh guacamole. It would appear the building is a former Pizzeria Uno location. I would appear well maintained.

1 Thank BWV-BWV
Brooklyn, New York
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365 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. The portions are huge and the prices are great. Guacamole and entrees specials are outstanding.

Thank James C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent again! Had the huevos con chariso, wonderful flavor. The service was great also. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great Mexican food at a reasonable price.

Thank Steven M
Central Pa
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visit this place at least once a week and always have a good meal. The wait staff is attentive and work as a team to give you great service. My wife has some very specific dietary restrictions and they are very accommodating to her needs. A must visit when in Altoona!!!

1 Thank Gregory C
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant was good. This was my first time. I took my daughter. The wait staff was good and the food was deal good. I will visiting it again.

Thank MattGenua
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This was Probably my 10th trip to this place and I have decided it's my last . This place had good food when they were in the original location but since they moved I think it has gotten progressively worse. Ordered a pitcher of margurita's didn't even get a buzz, guess they were running short on tequila. What this town... More 

Thank red67convert
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Very cool and laid back. Great happy hours specials! Awesome authentic Mexican food. Great service ,LOVE the 34 oz Drafts! A regional chain that feels original!

Thank Trent S
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Have been going to el campesino for years, started when they were in the original location, it was very good then, but since they moved into this larger location every time I have gone there has been a disappointment. I travel a lot and have been to many Mexican restaurants, this one is in my home town and I hate... More 

Thank red67convert
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We were driving through Altoona to grab some lunch and gas, and came across this restaurant. It seemed to be a better idea for some fresh Mexican food instead of some fast food burgers. The food was fresh and tasty. All employees were very polite and friendly. Great place for a pit stop!

Thank Lambo-Insecta
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Probably about the most authentic Mexican cuisine you're going to find around here. The food is always good, and the service is always friendly and attentive. I'll definitely be seeing you guys again!

Thank Wolf_Moon_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Park Hills Plz, Altoona, PA 16602-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: (814) 944-3121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?