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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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302 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Stopped in for lunch. He had the Speedy Gonzales and I had a chicken taco salad. The portions were generous and the service was quick. The dining room was clean, but rather run down and shabby. This seems to be a local favorite place, but it really could use a little spiffing up.

Thank StuartandDenese
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Competent Mexican dishes with cheerful staff. Only average decor and atmosphere, but the dining experience was just fine.

Brielle, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Stayed in Lake City on our way South. Choices were varied. Service was attentive without being bothersome. Food was plentiful without overwhelming. Quality was great. Great choice compared to chains and the prices were very reasonable. Sangria was a good choice for the meals we choose. Will definitely keep this in mind for our trip back North.

Thank SunnyGirl022014
Gainesville, Florida
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212 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We have been to El Potro Mexican restaurants in the past and they have been less than we expected. This one however, was just the opposite. The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good. Looking toward to visiting El Potro again.

Thank rodneytherock
Clearwater, Florida
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Not a fancy place but great food and great service! The Fajita Quesadilla was delicious. Would happily return our next time through, just a little ways off highway 75.

Thank FlickBoone
Melbourne, Florida
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant has great margaritas . The dinner buffet was very good and it had plenty of dishes to choose from. The restaurant was very clean and the attention was excellent. We prefer the home made corn tortillas which they will bring to your table if you ask for them at no extra charge. Will go back there next time... More 

Thank vivian d
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a small buffet with a little bit of everything. Food tasted okay. I must say the horchata was delicious, it's a rice water drink with cinnamon.

Thank Isabel M
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you don't expect much here you won't be disappointed. The service was spotty, everyone ran out of drinks and the bar was very slow. Food quality was OK, good but nothing special. We had trouble finding someone to help when we needed it and I finally walked up front to see 5 staff members hanging around up there. The... More 

Thank IslandBoy1
Lake Worth, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are not many Mexican restaurants in the area & if you are spoiled like we are in south FL with many great ones, don't expect the foodie/gaucamole made fresh at the table style, this is not that. However there was no wait on a Thursday night, friendly staff and the food was tasty and cooked well. One exception was... More 

Thank Susan A
Lake City, Florida
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just a so so offering and quality. It is not for me as I love Mex Food and know what I like. I live in Lake City and when I want good Mex Food I travel to Jacksonville!

Thank gckhd55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: 386-758-3100

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