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El Norteno

1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
+1 602-254-4629
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“red chili” (5 reviews)
“machaca” (2 reviews)
“carne asada” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been said already. This is a great food fix, for sure. The price is right. The food is is hot. Seating as well if you like. Nothing fancy! Just basic good Mexican food for a great price. We keep...More

Thank jtnewsom
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Found a bug in my burrito. Told the workers but they did not compensate.Disgusted and will not return!

Thank Carla M
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

The meals were very good and great size portions. The service was fast and friendly. My husband did not like the Sonora enchilada but only because it was not what he was expecting; I am sure they are very good for a Sonora enchilada. Cash...More

Thank Sightsee730901
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Soooo Goood!! Just the right amount of heat! Flavorful and delicious, Meals truly made to order. I get exactly what I ask for, every time.Homemade taste. Reminiscent of a favorite grandma's cooking in the area. Yes, her... Red Burrito Mixed With Cheese, Enchilada Style, No...More

Thank 769tanyaj
Reviewed January 1, 2018

There's no better place to meet your craving for Mexican food than El Norteno. It's not fancy, but the food, and service, are exceptional. The red chile is wonderful, and where else can you get a red chile burro for $3.50? The chilaquiles, topped with...More

Thank JinxHE
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The seating if one decides to stay is in a covered patio style building with basic picnic style seating. Despite the summer heat at 105 degrees just after noon, there were about half a dozen diners seated and chowing down. Dedicated customers who love the...More

Thank tuc7k
Reviewed April 26, 2017

You can beat the lunch specials. Great food, great prices! Only draw back is they only accept cash. Taco Wednesday and Taco salad Tuesdays are my favorite. It's like your grandma is in the back cooking with love.

Thank Rochelle R
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since 1997 from time to time I'll order various items and I swear everything is fantastic but the Red chili burrito with or without beans is always my favorite until one day last month I tried the Green and now I have...More

Thank johnaalv
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Arrived on a "Taco Wednesday" and had the special...tacos, of course. Two home-made hard-shell tacos, rice, beans and a small drink for under $6!!! The food was fantastic, and the price was right. Come with cash...and a little patience. Seating is limited, so get there...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The food here is legit, Make sure you have cash when visiting this mom and pop shop. They have the most delicious and feeling combinations ever.

Thank cherries86
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Dolores S
June 14, 2018|
Response from 769tanyaj | Reviewed this property |
They don't take credit cards, but there is an ATM at the Circle k directly across the street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-254-4629
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