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El Loro Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2535 Mounds View Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55112-4033
+1 763-780-4444
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I have eaten at El Loro before, but not for a while. I recently went there for lunch. We were one of the first customers of the day as it was just before noon. I thought because the restaurant had so few customers, we would receive very good service. We did not. We had to signal the waiter for all... More 

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Thank Cathleen P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Excellent Mexican food. Huge portions. Good chips and salsa while you wait. Chips were not greasy and salsa and a little bite to it. I ordered the chicken fajitas which I could have eaten for 3 meals. The service was good, although a man who must have been the manager was screaming at 2 of his servers in Spanish right... More 

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Thank nerm225
Blaine, Minnesota
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

We've been driving past El Loro for years and finally tried it. We were very impressed with the authentic Mexican food. I wanted to try something different so I went with the Pina El Loro, very tasty. My husband (Mr. Finicky) had the Chimichangas and like them even though they were different than what he's used to. I love Flan... More 

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Thank Helen R
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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483 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Found this place through Yelp while enroute to the airport. Stopped for a quick lunch. Staff brought out the usual chips & salsa, and also some white creamy sauce. Nice start. Ordered the Burritos Mexicanos, which is two small burritos, one steak, one chicken, each prepared fajita style. Again a light white cheese sauce on top. The entre was delicious.... More 

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Thank Mark A
Suwanee
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went hear and tried the shrimp bowl and some tortillas and the salsa was excellent too. Its hard to find quality mexican but this was it.

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Thank James G
Shoreview, Minnesota
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Always friendly service! I go with a group of women and we ask for separate checks which they provide. Always check to see if we want another margarita or that the food is good. Very attentive wait staff.

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Thank DebbieMorse
Northwest Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2014

Actually in Moundsview, it's easily found. Parking ample, Not too crowded, even for a Saturday afternoon. Clean, nice decor. Service was great, food very good, too. Unless you really like beer, avoid the 32 oz mug. We'd go back

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Thank NorwestIlliniWineGuy
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel staff and since it was right near us we figured we would give it a try. It was probably the best Mexican we have had. When we went it wasn't busy, so we had prompt service and the food came out quickly. My only complaint is we didn't get to eat here a... More 

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Thank robdenzach
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,005 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had never eaten at an El Loro restaurant before but have eaten many times at Mexican restaurants across the country and in Mexico. The staff is friendly and eager to please. We were given complimentary chips, salsa and a Mexican ranch dip. We didn't know what it was so we asked. I liked the salsa but the ranch was... More 

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Thank minnesotans4
Minneapolis
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Decent food but there is a strong smell of cleaner throughout the place. Kind of like pine sol. That part isn't very appetizing but the food and service is good. I hope management reads this and changes what they use to clean the tables and booths.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2535 Mounds View Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55112-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 763-780-4444

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