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El Loro Mexican Restaurant

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99 Willow Bnd, Crystal, MN 55428-3900
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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2 of 5 stars 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 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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265 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

They have very good Mexican food. Their tamales are better than some I have in Mexico. Chimi's are also very good. The chips they serve you were you arrive are great.

Thank Redlioness8
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited in the afternoon, nice greeting by host, lead to authentic dining area with beatiful colored tiles. Food was very good, salsa home-made, I was able to make my own combination platter that included two tacos, a tamale and beans. Our waiter Josh, was attentive and professional.

Thank Rita S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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?