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Pasqual's On Monroe

Mexican, Southwestern
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2534 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-1907
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our extended family visited here on a Friday night. They seated us right away and our server was very attentive, especially to my 5 year-old granddaughter. I thought the menu offered plenty of choices. I can't speak to how "authentic" their food is prepared, but our appetizers and meals were delicious! Oh yes, and my margarita was perfect!

Thank Mary S
Madison, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited Pasquels due to the May advertised specials. 1/2 order of Nacho were tasty but over heated. Margaritas were very good. Tacos were OK. Corn salsa was unique and flavorful. There was a large group in the restaurant and the noise level was uncomfortably loud.

Thank Neil M
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Thus is decent "Americanized" Mexican food, AT BEST !! Putting beans and rice on a plate, and calling it Mexican, doesn't really cut it. Nachos were "thrown together", and really not very good.

Thank Michael S
Providence, RI
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132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Burito bowls are tasty, pork is done just right. Party of 4 enjoyed each meal. Service was really good. Make sure you feed the parking meters.

Thank waylar
Madison, Wisconsin
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We went here for lunch and it was delicious!! I had the double decker taco. My husband had the blue corn pancakes and carnitas. Both meals were great. All the servers were very sweet and helpful. Will definitely be back again!

Thank vachaan
Madison, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Pasqual's was a standby funky Southwestern style Mexican place at its former Monroe St. location for many years. Its move to a more upscale venue seems to have denatured the food--less variety, and much less tasty--the formerly hot salsa is now bland. There are now a number of authentically good Mexican restaurants in Madison, really not much point of going... More 

Thank Moyshekapoyer
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The margarita was perhaps the best thing about that meal. Everyone one in our group of three left food behind, not caring to take any of the leftovers home, and there was a lot left over because the food was so bad. Everything tasted like it came from a cheap frozen/canned supplier. Their chorizo, as but one example, was a... More 

Thank bebopareebopMadison
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I was here for lunch with a party of four. We were seated immediately, no waiting, and greeted appropriately. I ordered the soft blue corn tacos with carne asada. The portion was quite large, enough for two people to easily share. The taste of the food was just okay - nothing to rave about. The carne asada was nicely seasoned... More 

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Oxford, Michigan
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128 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved Pasqual's chips! Their Margaritas were some of the best I have had, but the food was average. Shrimp tacos were just okay.

Thank Snoil54
Bogota, Colombia
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, kind of like a large Chipotle's location. But this is not a place for those on a budget. Chips and salsa are not free, but cost $4. Margaritas were the highlight, not too sweet and containing a generous glassful (about $9 each). But entrees (we ordered enchiladas and burritos) were dry and cheese smothered. This was not Tex-Mex... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-1907
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-238-4419

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