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El Herradero

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123 Jefferson Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-3921
208-233-6747
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A few times with friends

This is a nice place, small and friendly atmosphere. The food was good and the portions were plentiful. Nothing exceptional but good all around food. Service every time has been average at the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce A
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Pocatello, Idaho
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Pocatello, Idaho
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place, small and friendly atmosphere. The food was good and the portions were plentiful. Nothing exceptional but good all around food. Service every time has been average at the best.

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Thank Bruce A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Clean establishment, great service and AUTHENTIC mexican food. Great value, and we make a point to visit when we visit pocatello.

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Thank Hughblake
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

With that said, the quality has gone down a lot in the past couple years and the service as well. I have went there on multiple occasions and had them completely forget to take my order. The food is really good the majority of the time. You will also never get a drink refill without going to ask for one... More 

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Thank Brook E
Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

El Herradero started out as a food truck and has grown to two restaurants locations plus the truck, which is now located in the Vicker's Western Wear parking lot. There is a reason why, just great authentic Mexican food. My personal favorites are the spicy pork burrito, carne asada tacos, and tamales. Good choice of Mexican beers and excellent menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Small family owned Mexican food that is served hot and delicious in large portions so go hungry! Prices are great and so is the service from the friendly staff. Very homey and comfortable. Did I at $1.25 for a taco?

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Las Vegas, Nevada
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302 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We visited for dinner tonight for the first time. Complimentary chips and salsa was served right away and it was really good. I orderef a shrimp salad, and a side of guacamole. My husband ordered a combo burrito (chicken). Food was just okay. Waitress forgot a side of guacamole and a salad dressing. She did not understand or speak English... More 

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Thank USAtraveler365
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a real find! Excellent Mexican food, very inexpensive, and friendly service. We got the three "small" burritos, and they were huge--I could only eat half of mine. The chips come with green salsa and refried beans as dips. You can get the burritos with or without rice a beans. We got them without and had more than enough... More 

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Thank Lin0515
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We eat here often because we love their spicy pork tacos. The prices are awesome and the food is always excellent. We also go to their taco truck on a pretty regular basis. One of our favorites.

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Thank Becky P
Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Started going to El Herradero when was just a food truck in the parking lot of Cal Ranch in Pocatello. When there restaurant opened my family have become regulars. Great beans and rice. My favorite is the spicy pork burrito, but the other menu items are all excellent. Good selection of Mexican beers. The guacamole is a bit weak. Be... More 

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Thank Chuck Z
League City, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here off a recommendation and was surprisingly good. Serve chips with a green salsa and refried beans, a nice change. Had the beef tacos, which are more like street tacos and oh so yummy! Scooped some of the green salsa and really completed the dish. Rice was just OK, could have been cooked a little longer, but still definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Jefferson Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: 208-233-6747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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