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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%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Love this place for many yrs. As do my Co workers. Need to go here for best food. Especially chili relleno. Best ever had.

Thank marlene o
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Small outside dining area but this is primarily a to go restaurant. Very modest tiny ordering area, lots of construction workers, locals go here. I have never had a bad meal. Prices are very very reasonable. Just a simple gem of a take out Mexican...More

Thank bobaztraveler100
Reviewed August 26, 2016

it sits on the corner of roosevelt and 7th ave. ..upcoming neighborhood the place is filty and unkept......will not return

Thank paulawernke
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Well I've been coming here for over 30 years now. The food is consistent and yummy !! it has one of the best salsa and the chips are good thin and light. but the Highlight is the chili relleno burrito. I've had this chili Relleno...More

Thank Chanel A
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent mexican food. Take cash as that is all they accept. The Sonoran enchiladas are awesome. The beef tacos are great too. Never had a bad meal

Thank DayTrip552302
Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was a bit hesitant to eat Mexican food just before a 5 hour flight, but I have nothing but great things to say about El Norteno. Just make sure you go to 7th Ave and not 7th Street (as we did by accident). We...More

Thank Songer5
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Total dive. Cash only. No indoor seating. BEST. MEXICAN. FOOD. IN. PHOENIX. Firstly, it may be cash only but the prices are great. Just hit the freaking ATM before you go and stop whining. They have a huge menu, so large it takes up a...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This is the place where you can get the absolute best breakfast burrito in Phoenix. There is nothing fancy about this place except the amazing food. No indoor seating, cash only, they are all about the food. Chorizo, egg potato breakfast burrito is the bomb....More

Thank alrog4
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hands down the best hard beef tacos in Phoenix. We call this the our "gang" taco place, because of the name Norteno. Versus our "gay" taco place (Taqueria Los Yaquis) which is outside a gay bar and has the best soft tacos in Phoenix. When...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed March 27, 2015

So, I've tasted much on the menu, and loved it all. But prepare youself to taste one of the best things you've ever put in your mouth when you order the pollo fundido. It's the most perfect blend of everything wonderful, and honestly, it's in...More

Thank smittenkitten250
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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
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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