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El Amigo Restaurant

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3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
+1 219-531-5606
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

Many local hispanics eat here. Prices are very good and it feels like you are in a Mexican restaurant in Mexico.

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Spokane, Washington
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

We tried this place on recommendations from TripAdvisor. It wasn't terrible, but it sure wasn't good. The waiter was pretty gruff ... example: I ordered a dinner with one taco and one enchilada. When I asked for a beef taco and a chicken enchilada (which I've done at every Mexican place I've ever eaten at), he growled "one meat per... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

Stopped for carry out. Fast service, great service. Very crowded during lunchtime, but always great service. Menu is the same, however, no chips on carry out, unless this was a mind lapse. Anyway the food remains authentic Mexican. Very good.

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Thank dmarruth
Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

On a fair weather day this place makes me feel like I'm in Mexico. El Amigo has true grit. No other Mexican restaurant in Valpo competes with its' authenticity. The best Mexican restaurant deal in town and affordable on any budget.

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Thank jamescondor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

My family & I have been going to el amigo for years!! Their food has always been delicious and staff has always been very friendly! Their burrito suizos are to die for & so.are the enchiladas!! The best thing is that its all very authentic & very reasonably priced! I've never had a problem there.

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2 Thank jauu1
Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

Excellent for Mexican food, very casual and homey. If you enjoy Mexican food this is the place. The tostada suiszas are the best.

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3 Thank dmarruth
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2010

El Amigo has been a favorite for many years. We are from Texas, so good Mexican food is a staple in eating out. The building is newly remodeled and furnished (2010). The same owners and cooks are there, thankfully. The menu is varied and authentic. The salsa is 'just right hot'. We prefer thinner chips, but these are crispy and... More 

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2 Thank jlsdds
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

This is our favorite authentic Mexican food choice in Valparaiso! My husband and I are frequent patrons......like once every 7-10 days! They have recently done some remodeling, (which it needed), inside and out.

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2 Thank IrishAmma
Valparaiso, IN
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

I've always liked this place, but when I'd go in for carry out I wouldn't look around because it wasnt pretty. However, they just re-did the restaurant and what a change! It looks great! I'd actually even eat in now. The food has always been good - I highly recommend the tostada dinner or the nachos, both are excellent. Service... More 

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Valparaiso, IN
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2009

who doesn't like el amigo? it can get a little bland sometimes but thats why they give you the badasss salsa to pour over it. at least the people in there are actually mexican so you know it has to be somewhat authentic. who hasn't made their sober driver take them to el amigo at 3am haha. its not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-531-5606

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