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El Taco Riendo

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2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unpretentious family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant in NE Minneapolis. The burritos are enormous, so be hungry if you're getting one. They call them "Burrote" The -ito indicates little, but -ote means big, I guess. They have lots of options for meats, so if too many choices stress you out, be prepared for that. The Tinga (spicy marinated chicken) is really... More 

Thank donovantwaddle
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

White linen table clothes - Nope Stuffy Maître D' - Nope Snotty Waiter - Nope Pretentious Sommelier - Nope You stand in line and tell the person who prepares your food what you want and watch him make it for you. Then you pay and enjoy your food. Pretty simple. I personally like the quesadilla fresh off the grill.

Thank KorePeterson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I thought we would try something different in the Mexican food scene. We were all very pleased with our experience. My favorite part was the home made Horchata as it is my favorite drink. We were not expecting to order at the counter in such a cafeteria style however, that really was not a huge deal breaker... More 

Thank Christina B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I mean they have a mustached burrito running as a logo. It really doesn't get any better than this. Great place to grab a quick lunch. I am happy to spend my money here every day of the week.

Thank philjonesminneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Best tacos in Minneapolis hands down. Chorizo, el pastor, steak, chicken - it's all good. Tostadas and taco salads are fantastic too. Good Mexican beers and gold service. cheap eats and good times.

Thank giuliani1979
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Long menu of well-prepared food. Staff is congenial and they keep the place very clean. I wish they were still open as I type this.

Thank fc74mn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Been with them since the old location. Great owners! Check out the tongue chimy or the cubano torta. Catering and food truck.

Thank Muqtada_Burzynski
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Wide variety of authentic Mexican food served hot and tasty. Food is prepared quickly and the restaurant is always busy. I go here for lunch 1-2 times per month and have for several years.

Thank Oliver T
Alexandria, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I am visiting my family in Minneapolis and my father read good reviews of this place. I really didn't care the place appeared very casual -almost "hole in the wall" - as you can have great food almost anywhere. I found the staff incredibly dismissive, and had difficulty with English (which is an issue as the orders are all custom... More 

Thank SighMN
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ordered 5 fajitas for takeout on a Saturday night. We had two steak and three chicken fajitas. The chicken fajitas were wonderful with great seasoning. Next time we would pass on the steak and do all chicken. (Steak was not a high grade cut of beef.) They were accompanied with good refried beans topped with cheese, great flour tortillas, pico... More 

Thank jaronning

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-781-3000

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