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El Loro

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99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Great food, big menu, lots of choices. Very typical Mexican. Lots of variety Easy parking. Wheelchair acceptable. Generous portions. Reasonable prices. Can acomadate large groups. So good for parties. Reasonable prices. But it is very loud.

Thank ceskyusa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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305 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Lunch meeting with good service Smaller place and quiet atmosphere Prices a little high for area with other comparable places nearby Did not see specials for happy hour We had two basic tacos and seafood chimi and both were good

Thank JULIA68
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

What a terrible visit. My husband and I have been customers here for years. I knew to expect that it would be busy today. But the wait for food was terrible. I ordered lunch fajitas which were not served on the normal sizzling platter, in fact they were barely lukewarm. The plate with rice and beans were also not warm.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I used to go to El Loro 3 - 4 times a month when they first opened. Now I don't go anymore. Their service and their food is substandard. Definitely not what it used to be. I will not be going back.

1 Thank Scott C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I don't know if there are new owners/managers or what happened. The last time we visited, the service was subpar; the host slammed our menus on the table and wasn't very friendly, we had to ask our server for refills multiple times before receiving them, and the food was not nearly as good as it used to be. I'm very... More 

1 Thank SherriandBrandon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Tons of choices , quick service and good wait staff. Love to treat my co-workers for lunch at Christmas. Convenient and affordable.

Thank Mary B
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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We visit often. Food had always been good. Food is more authentic than numerous other restaurants. Like the white sauce served with the chips. Service is friendly and attentive. Good place to meet people and enjoy good food.

Thank Don C
Crystal, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have eaten at El Loro many times. There food is consistently good, reasonably priced and the service is prompt and inviting. We often recommend it to others.

Thank cdo2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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268 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

El Loro has great Mexican food. Very reasonable priced. I like to pick up al carte food to seit outside and eat if it like to join us.

Thank mhans4
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had really good service at El Loro. Seated right away for lunch and the waitress was attentive without being overly so. The food was good although I don't think anything exceptionally better than many other similar restaurants. There was a very persistent fly that was extremely annoying. If you're looking for a decent Mexican restaurant in the area, this... More 

Thank Anne S

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Crystal
  • Phone Number: 763-537-9688

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