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“Authentic and affordable”

El Bracero Mexican Grill
Ranked #9 of 513 Restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Amarillo, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Authentic and affordable”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

El Bracero consistently serves authentic Mexican (and a little Tex-Mex) that is spicy, flavorful and attractively priced. The place is clean, but nothing fancy. I think Jaime, the owner, makes the salsa fresh every morning. But here's the standout: Parrillada. It's about $40, but easily feeds three or four people. You choose your meats (three), and they grill it all up and serve it family-style in a big grill pan on your table, along with sides and condiments for everyone to dig into at will. Meat selections include quail, which many people say is the best in town. There's lots of Mexican dining in Amarillo, but these little locally-owned places far outshine the chains.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“What a Find”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We came based on other reviews while we were passing through. I had the grilled quail and my husband put together ala carte meal w lamb chop, chili relanos and enchilada. Excellent.

Visited March 2014
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Amarillo, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Delicious grilled food...”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

El Bracero provides a savory alternative to standard Tex-Mex food. The mouth-watering aroma of the grilled meat greets you as you enter. Located in an old fast-food restaurant, this is a popular, family-friendly spot, with little space at busy hours. Go early. Reasonably priced variety of authentic Mexican grilled meats: beef, chicken, seafood, goat, etc. and a delicious combination of spices, sides, and condiments. Didn't notice much grease or slathered cheese on any of our plates. Clean with good service.

  • Visited March 2014
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Lubbock, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Jalisco style”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Really good salsa, tasted fresh! Had the beef fajitas and it did not disappoint. Dining room is brightly lit, a little fast food-like atmosphere but food is great! Food came out super fast-

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Amarillo, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Some of the best Authentic Mexican food”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This is the 2nd location (other on 6th St.) Both are very good. This location is very small needs better ventilation (grill smoke) but worth it for some of the best Authentic Mexican food in town.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Seth H
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