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2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
(608) 280-8898
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Friendly, helpful, fresh food. Generous helpings. Relaxing atmosphere. If you enjoy eating "local" vs. chain restaurants, then I would recommend you go here.

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Thank Robin N
Racine, WI
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My Mom and I visited Friday night. I wish I had the name of the waitress because she was nice nice and helpful. I told her what I was looking for and she gave us a great recommendation. Both my Mom and I started with a margarita on the rocks with salt - very good. Then we both ordered the... More 

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Thank jln40449
Lino R, Owner at El Pastor, responded to this review

I'm glad that you had a great experience at our restaurant. I'm looking forward to see you next time, we really appreciate your business. More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Staff: very nice and professional. Food is so fresh. Because it is fresh it does take a few minutes to get your meal but not an excessive amount of time. Besides you have your cocktail and chips w/salsa, right? Been here many times before but went with friends for dinner today after work. They make great street style taco's, Enchiladas... More 

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Thank cabusuttil
Central Wisconsin
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

El Pastor has a typical, small Mexican restaurant, vibe to it. Very simple seating area, Mexican decor and a soccer game broadcast in Spanish on the television. The menu has everything you'd expect in a Mexican Restaurant with several having some interesting twists to them, things that aren't seen at every Mexican restaurant - which is a good thing! For... More 

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Thank La-Chica-Negra
Illinois
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and needed some dinner. There was a winter storm warning going on and this seemed like the best option for our family. The chile relleno and tamale on my platter were fantastic! The pork taco was just so-so. Good service.

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Thank FloofinSchnoof
Lino R, Owner at El Pastor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feed back we really appreciate your business. Looking forward to see you next time you are in Madison. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

One of our favorite places to eat. Service is always quick and friendly. The food is excellent at a reasonable price. Large portions.

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Thank ML1702
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I eat here often. If you want a cheap decent meal of Mexican food with no frills, this is it. The fish tacos are good, so is the steak burrito. Chips and salsa are authentic. Hot sauce is hot but not mind blowing. Wait staff is attentive. Take out is fast. The flat screen TV is irritating especially when bloody... More 

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Thank Picklegirl11
Rochester, Minnesota
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've eaten here a number of times and always been pleased. This time was a big disappointment. Across the board the food (enchiladas & chimichangas) were extremely bland. Great service and generous portions, but this visit left me wondering if I should go back? Maybe just an off day since past visits were good?

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Thank v2skate0910
Lino R, Owner at El Pastor, responded to this review

Hello v2skate0910, We’re glad to hear that you were satisfied with our wait staff in that we strive to provide the greatest service possible. However, we’re disappointed to hear that you were unsatisfied with the food you had ordered. Providing great tasting food in large portions is something that we take pride in. We hope that you mentioned the issue... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have dinner there it was OK nothing special, I did not like the enchiladas but every thing else was good. The staff friendliness make up for the whole experience

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Thank TravelMe2020
Westbury, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The place is ok to eat at, it was clean and the staff was nice. The food was good and the portions were fine too. I would go back and eat there again.

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Thank Lump3302

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 280-8898

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