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“Wonderful food and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Arroyo

El Arroyo
Ranked #91 of 796 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Plainview, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

Enchiladas~ beef and chicken were absolutely fantastic!
Queso~melt in your mouth kinda of good!
Chimichangas were good too!

Visited January 2012
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Alabama
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good for large groups; average Mexican food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

With a party of 12 in tow, we had to find someplace that was not packed with an hour wait. We were willing to suffer the loss of atmosphere and food quality to get in and out in a reasonable time with all the family. The waitress did a pretty good job getting us in and keeping all the hungry kids fed. Although the reviews were mixed on the food, in general, everyone liked their choices. Particularly enjoyed were the enchiladas pablono, the fajitas, and the fired ice cream. The top shelf margarita was above average but not the best I have ever had. The restaurant did have our table ready for us when we arrived. Like some of the other reviewers mentioned, this is not a traditional mexican restaurant as it serves more of a suburbian clientelle. There is large bar area with TVs to watch games and a covered patio with air conditioning. The atmosphere is nothing special nor Mexican, but it isn't a hole in the wall either.

  • Visited December 2011
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Arlington, Texas
1 review
“New Salsa is great! Patio is bigger and better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

El Arroyo has a bigger and better patio. The food was fresh and the waiter told us they had new salsa - it was great! We had a great time and the prices were really reasonable. Would definitely go back and recommend the pork plate.

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Cedar Hill (Dallas)
1 review
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“NEVER AGAIN!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2010

This is DEFINITELY one of the WORST so called Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. There were six of us and everyone was very, very disappointed and the food was TERRIBLE. PLEASE don't take this the wrong way, but everyone in the restaurant that was eating were Caucasian, which tells me that they definitely DO NOT know what Mexican food really is, and this restaurant caters to Caucasians. Food was tasteless, salsa had absolutely NO BITE to it, and it was certainly over-priced. Plain and simple....this place SUCKS and DO NOT recommend.

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Orange County
1 review
“Great food! Fun place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2009

Loved the margaritas and the outdoor patio with the band was really fun. Start with the chips and queso and the fajitas are excellent.

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