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El Especial Mexican Restaurant

4513 W Pasadena Ave, Flint, MI 48504-2390
+1 810-230-7060
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“tamales” (3 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
4513 W Pasadena Ave, Flint, MI 48504-2390
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and my have been coming to this family ran restaurant since it opened about 15 years ago. Delicious, authentic, and very fair prices.I personally love the ground beef chimichangas. I highly highly recommend!!

1  Thank LaurieJeann
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Building and inside look like you're going to great a crappy meal. You will be exstatic when you try their food. Tacos, tostada, beef stew and beans all the best I've ever had, including my own. Don't recommend Enchelades because they lacked flavor. Everything is...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is the best Mexican restaurant in Flint! It is a hidden gem. Great food - from the sopa (soup) to the tamales, everything is delicious. During lent you can get amazing fish tacos. Highly recommend the chicken tacos in the medium shell. All the...More

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in just for a quick bite ... the nachos are INCREDIBLE! Four of us shared a nacho plate (added beans) with extra chips and salsa ... $10.25 Oh . My. Gracious ! So delicious, fresh and super fast. Our server and all the...More

Thank amymD8939FB
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

The best food I've had in a long time, beautiful presentation. Loved it!! Great $ Going back very soon!!

Thank Pauline N
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is one very sweet, no frills, strip mall, Mexican Restaurant on Pasadena Avenue right off North Linden Road near Flushing. A friend who lives very closeby took me here and we really enjoyed our mexican food. The prices are so low as to be...More

1  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for most of my life, and it is hands down the best Mexican food in this area. The restaurant is very clean, the staff are friendly, and the food is delicious. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat! Quick service and authentic food. Have not had a bad plate yet! Definitely a favorite of mine! Highly suggest!

1  Thank dmpasseggiato
Reviewed February 17, 2016

I'm a bit of a food snob... not a world traveling, foo foo snob, but a just yummy snob. If you are too, you know it's so hard to find yummy Mexican food. Oh wow, El Especial is oh so yummy! They have a huge,...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed July 10, 2015

WOW. This is absolutely the most authentic Mexican food I've found in the Eastern United States. When is the last time you could order homemade menudo? It appears to be a mom & pop shop, with nana helping out on cooking. The service is exactly...More

1  Thank anne4JC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4513 W Pasadena Ave, Flint, MI 48504-2390
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Flint
  • Phone Number: +1 810-230-7060
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