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“The food is great and it is really funky!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Guapo Mexican Diner - CLOSED

El Guapo Mexican Diner
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Fernie
Level Contributor
41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The food is great and it is really funky!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

El Guapo is a little hole in the wall style restaurant. Off the beaten path, but well worth going to! They have a nice mix of Mexican dishes and some not so traditional. Very eclectic and fun times!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank kimmerFernie
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39 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Fernie, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mmm... burrito!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

I love good Mexican and El Guapo provides. 2 for 1 burrito Wednesdays is always popular. But who am I kidding, any nights a good one for a taco and margarita!

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Thank Ems2011
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Fernie, Canada
Level Contributor
82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“best mexican in Fernie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

great burritos. lots of different sauce to choose from.

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Thank snowgriz
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Toronto
Level Contributor
133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent Tex-Mex in downtown Fernie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

We'd been here a couple of years back and enjoyed it. There's been some changes since we visited. The skate/snowboard shop has moved and El Guapo has taken over the whole location. The kitchen is still the same and there's still about 8 booths against the windows, the remainder of the former shop has been converted into a bar and lounge area.

We really enjoyed the food here and actually ate here two nights on our trip. The place is busy, especially on Wednesday which is the 2 for 1 burrito night. There's a small kitchen and it looks like there's usually just one server taking care of the tables. But it's worth it to go a bit early and park at the bar and wait for a table to open up.

Staff were all super friendly and very excited to talk about their turns on the mountain. It can sometimes take awhile to get food but didn't mind and enjoyed gulping down the awesome Fernie Brewery draft they had on tap. It's probably not a good choice for large groups or if you're in a rush to eat. Also it's solid Tex-Mex produced by mountain riders, you probably shouldn't be looking for authentic Mexican grub here. It's tasty food and cold beer at a good price point, adjust expectations and relax and you'll have a good time!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank abigllama
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Unremarkable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

Mexican food but not traditional or cheap. One burrito was $15 and small with no additional sides. (but they do have 2 for 1 nights on wed)

We waited from 8 until 9:45 to get a table due to having a group of 8. Eventually got split up and our orders were mixed up. Food was boring but we were so hungry we pretty much wolfed it down.

Probably not return just because the food was a let down - I'm a big fan of Mexican but my burrito was kinda cold and just unremarkable.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Randomee
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