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El Herradero

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123 Jefferson Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-3921
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Pocatello, Idaho
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This food is tasty i always get carnita and it is so affordable like wow two tacos a salad and pickled carrot for a buck and a half definatley coming back

Thank Tyrell C
San Marino, California
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Mexican food. The outside and inside of this restaurant needs a lot of updating, but the chips/green salsa and food was delicious! I ordered ala carte - 1 cheese enchilada, beans and rice and I have never, ever had such inexpensive food. The enchilada was $2 and each side was $1, so the total for my meal was... More 

Thank cgda2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Herradero is fantastic. The food is just spicy enough and so tasty. The chips are always fresh and most of the time they have fresh tomatilla sauce that rocks. This is one of our most favorite places to eat. I wish they were open on Sunday but I respect their need for a day off. I totally recommend it... More 

Thank Becky N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bruce c is mistaken he probly is talking about another restaurant , el herradero doesnt serve fish..

Thank German B
Madison, WI
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our usual TripAdvisor search in a new town we settled on El Herradero. Chips came with bean and green sauces. The bean not great and the green too hot for us. We asked if they had red salsa. They said yes but it never appeared. I ordered a Chile relleno for an appetizer. The pepper and filling excellent. The... More 

1 Thank SJS_2014
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fish is delicate. Over seasonings, especially with salt, serves no purpose. Likely the worst meal I hate had in quite some time.

Thank Bruce C
Pocatello, ID
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Always great food and fast, friendly service. Inexpensive and delicious!! Best Mexican restaurant in town!!

Thank JEC222
Pocatello, Idaho
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The food can be a bit of a hit or miss deal, but they do serve the best Mexican food in town. The service is great, and you can't miss with the Fajita's. I especially like the Carne Asada and shrimp combo. The Tostadas are fabulous and the Tamal? Out of this world and made fresh. The Only reason I... More 

Thank CremeKat
Salt Lake City, Utah
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I think if I had gone a little earlier the food would have been fresher. I ordered the Carne Asada plate and was highly disappointed. The beef was dried out, so I managed to get down one taco before calling it quits. The rice was served cold, but the beans, which were flavorful were nice and warm. I liked the... More 

1 Thank AngelaHansen84116
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican in town. Very authentic food. Their street tacos are my favorite. Although there isn't anything that I've ordered here that I haven't liked. The restaurant and the food truck are both great.

Thank KristenA00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Jefferson Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: 208-233-6747

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