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“Lousy food”

El Mexicano & Grill
Ranked #57 of 288 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nice restaurant located on the second level of the Mambo Beach Boulevard with a nice sea view. El Mexicano & Grill serves grilled Meats, Fish, Mexican, Burgers, Ribs, Shrimps, Fajita's and much more! El Mexicano & Grill welcomes you for a wonderful experience and their professional waiters and cooks are ready to serve you!
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went with a large group, so we decided to go with the group rate Chefs surprise. Surprise! The chef can't make tapas, not sure he knows what tapas are. The meal was chicken wings, meatballs (initially served cold as they weren't microwaved long enough, a fish of guacamole, salmon on a stick (I hood I didn't get good poisoning), and an attempt hat spare ribs, didn't try after watching the reaction on a fellow diner. DO NOT EAT HERE!

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4  Thank Rick D
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Food was average and a far cry from any authentic Mexican. Most of the people who work there have probably never been to Mexico or eaten real Mexican food as it's served in Mexico,
Beans with cheese on top? Enchiladas peeking out from a blanket of yellow goop? Shredded jack on tacos? You're in a den of gabachos for sure. That's not to say that Mexicans don't eat cheese; they do, just not melted all over everything. Real Mexican restaurants use cheese as an ingredient, not a topping. The only things covered with melted cheese you're likely to see in a real Mexican place are alambres or clayudas.

All quite disappointing and definitely not recommendable to our friends.

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2  Thank yvonne w
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We paid 44$ (!) for basic main course for 2 + a water and beer here. Service was good and friendly, but the food itself was far from authentic mexican. Even I can cook more mexican flavoured dish. I think guacamole was not self made either:/

1  Thank tonppa
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our 13 different tapas, excellent service, the waitress remembered every single one of them without writing them down. Magnificent spareribs, tender loin strips tasted like heaven. Friendly owner Rene who made us feel very welcome. The home made Lemon sorbet icecream with honey and orange pancake was a perfect finish. To make the ambiance even better, friendly Mariachi band played nice mexican songs. We will certainly go back!

Thank Mario H
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

The food was good. Not too spicy. The boulevard whare this restaurant sits, is brand new. Even as new as it is, there is a good atmosphere.

Thank Souterrains
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