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El Salto Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2246
+1 219-462-0100
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The best margaritas in Porter County. Love going there on Tuesday for thier Margarita special. Food is excellent.

Thank Rodney B
Valparaiso, Indiana
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193 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We were seated at the bar and immediately taken care of. I had the burritos and my wife had a veggie burrito. She also had a "Sangrita" drink and LOVED it! Service was very quick and we were impressed at how quickly the food came out. The atmosphere was nice and the people friendly. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Joe S
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My go to for Mexican food. The drinks and drink specials are great. I really enjoy the taco salad. The beef is flavored well. Spice but not to much spice. You get free chips and salsa which is fresh and you can tell the chips are house made.

Thank jessicamariez
Westville, Indiana
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stopped in tonight for dinner. We have been many times before but tonight, it was really good! The salsa was perfect. We have plenty of left overs for tomorrow. We were not disappointed. Our server was fantastic. I wish I could remember her name. Stop in & grab a bite. They have nightly specials. Tuesday's & Wednesday's are margharita nights.

Thank 2peaches_10
Medaryville, Indiana
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My family and I have enjoyed El Salto's for many occasions from anniversary celebrations to school field trips. For the last 2 years I have brought my Spanish level 3 and 4 students here to have a day of complete Spanish speaking and authentic Mexican cuisine and culture. The waiters and waitresses speak Spanish to the students and there is... More 

Thank Rebecca R
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293 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. We ate outside under the sun umbrella and enjoyed the evening. The chips and salsa are great as were the fish tacos. I also ordered queso dip that was excellent. I felt the staff was very attentive and quick to serve. A very family friendly place with lots of options for everyone.

Thank Allison C
Valparaiso, Indiana
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245 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Another Mexican place opened up that is close to home and its so much better. El Salto is better than Pepes for sure. Their salsa has a lot of cilantro in it and it seems to over power it. Chips are hard and thick. It's a beautiful restaurant and they have a bar with tvs all over. Just prefer the... More 

Thank Laura99IN
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Good food good service. The Bistake El Salto is fantastic. Get the flan for desert. Sometimes there is a long wait. But worth it.

Thank dan c
Chicago area
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Used to frequent this restaurant every week or two for about 5-6 years. Over the last year, it has gone downhill as far as service and quality of food. Our visits have been few and far between over the last year and we have finally visited for the last time around the beginning of 2016. It used to be so... More 

Thank Kamadcourt
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

I was a regular at this restaurant and one day something happened, what was once the best Mexican restaurant turned into the worst. The had a great wait staff and had great food, all gone. Strange thing is, their newer location in Merrillville was very good.

1 Thank islandboyjef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2246
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?