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El Potrero

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5516 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI 48507-4031
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here quite a few times with my family and it's always been SO GOOD. the food is good, the staff is friendly, and the environment is all around fun and comfortable.

Thank Kristina M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Potrero served excellent food at this location. We ordered to go and the food was visually appealing, hot and flavorful. This was our first time in Michigan, so we were pleased.

Thank Michele J
Flint, Michigan
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The food is always delicious; the place is always spotless; very nice employee's I eat there at least once a week; it's that good

Thank janethouse2002
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been to a few of the local Mexican restaurants over the years and El Potrero is my favorite. I eat there at least once a month and every time the food and service has been great. The El Guerro special is great for meat lovers and I either get that or one of their taco salads if I'm trying... More 

Thank briantangen
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Everything that we have eaten here is excellent! I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant! The food is great, the servers offer good service and the prices are reasonable!

1 Thank rvmoore7
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

If they possibly read these reviews, which I sincerely hope they do, the service is always good; but the buildings outside is disgusting! This place could be packed every night if the dirty old signs are taken down(lets say behind the "OPEN" sign and on the opposite side). Really? The neon is burnt out (visible), the "take out" is not... More 

3 Thank Leigh M
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Very good food and great service. Best corn tortillas in the shrimp enchiladas. They were so soft and tasty and the shrimp was nice - not dried up little things. Chips and salsa came with my meal. Loved both. I was dining alone so I sat at the bar. Bartender was great about finding something that interested me on TV... More 

Thank BomMomMB
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We tried the burritos, tacos and taco salad. All were excellent. The price was very reasonable and the food hot and delicious.

2 Thank letsgosurfin
Swartz Creek, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I ordered Fajitas, my husband ordered the burrito special. For the Fajitas I could select 3 of the following to go on them, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo. All of these should have been included. When they came the peppers were over cooked and bitter, the chicken was grizzly, bland, and dry. The portion... More 

4 Thank Nancy W
Lexington, Kentucky
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Your average white cheese "speedy Gonzales lunch special" cheapish Mexican chain that isn't a chain but should be because they all have the exact same food type of restaurant. If you've been to one you've been to them all. When I go to these, there's always a lunch special #4 and that's what I always order. Because it's always the... More 

3 Thank Candace M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5516 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI 48507-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Flint
Phone Number : 810-237-8844

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