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El Colima

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116 W Pearl St, Nashua, NH 03060-3300
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten at El Colima several times and it is without a doubt the best Mexican Restaurant in Nashua. It is worth a trip for the perfectly seasoned guacamole alone. Everything we have ordered has been delicious. The only thing that keeps this from being a five star review is the lackluster, watered down margaritas. Order a Mexican beer... More 

Thank mamacooking
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently eat here with friends 2-3 times per month, and sometimes with my spouse for "date night" as well. It is by far the best Mexican food we've found in Nashua and the surrounding area. The food is fresh, made to order, and delicious. I love everything I've tried. I haven't gotten one dish that wasn't excellent. I've had... More 

Thank Karen P
Saint John, Canada
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206 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very good visit at this restaurant. Service was good. Good number of beer on tap, unfortunately, no cider. The food was good, the burrito was excellent. Its a busy place with a lively bar - try and get a seat away from there if you are planning on having a conversation. Overall, a very good experience. Would go... More 

Thank AAleR
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son took me to this restaurant for dinner. He told me that it was his 2nd time this week he was here. For me it was my very first. I thought the atmosphere of the place looked nice and appeared clean. The chips and dip were Excellent. I ordered the the three soft shell taco's with rice. It was... More 

Thank John G
Nashua, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The positive reviews on tripadvisor and friends' recommendations didn't let us down. Most importantly, the food was very good! The salsa was fresh and the chips were warm. The carnitas burrito was wonderful - chock full of meat and just a bit of filler. VERY filling and satisfying meal. Despite being busy - our server was friendly and efficient! I... More 

Thank kbfs
Alton, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

What a great place - some beers on tap that you only usually see bottled or in cans and the food is just great. Made fresh and that shows; the mole in particular shows this!

Thank John F
Stow, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

El Colima has become the Nashua restaurant that our family frequents most often. Nothing we have tried there has been disappointing. Their pork carnita meat is AMAZING! I'd highly recommend it in any form, but I prefer it in the carnita burrito.

Thank Stephen-Ost
Nashua, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've now eaten at el Colima about a half-dozen times and have yet to have anything less than a good meal. Service has been prompt, friendly and polite, and always good so far. Their food is tasty and reasonably-priced authentic Mexican, with hearty portions for the main elements. Have yet to try their mixed drinks as yet. The biggest complaint... More 

Thank nhmtnbkr
Nashua, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love Mexican food and am definitely on a way to be an expert in it. I read the reviews and decided to take a shot at it and simply loved the food. Located well in Downtown Nashua, this has the best taste for all the dishes that I tried. The only problem is the waiting time. And if you... More 

Thank sapansaxena
Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have some favorite Mexican Restaurants in Nashua and hadn't visited El Colima yet. I had heard good things so decided to give it a try. WOW! The chips and salsa are fresh and delicious and don't forgot to order the guacamole. Fabulous! I ordered the mixed fajitas, chicken and beef and these arrived at my table sizzling hot. They... More 

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Pearl St, Nashua, NH 03060-3300
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Nashua
  • Phone Number: 603-889-8226

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