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“Overhyped”
Review of El Norteno

El Norteno
Ranked #600 of 3,457 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Found a bug in my burrito. Told the workers but they did not compensate.Disgusted and will not return!

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

The meals were very good and great size portions. The service was fast and friendly. My husband did not like the Sonora enchilada but only because it was not what he was expecting; I am sure they are very good for a Sonora enchilada. Cash only. They are closed on Sundays.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Soooo Goood!! Just the right amount of heat! Flavorful and delicious, Meals truly made to order. I get exactly what I ask for, every time.Homemade taste. Reminiscent of a favorite grandma's cooking in the area. Yes, her...
Red Burrito Mixed With Cheese, Enchilada Style, No rice, Double beans, No garnish, extra sauce & extra cheese.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

There's no better place to meet your craving for Mexican food than El Norteno. It's not fancy, but the food, and service, are exceptional. The red chile is wonderful, and where else can you get a red chile burro for $3.50? The chilaquiles, topped with an egg or two with a side of refried beans, will stay with you throughout the day. Their salsa is enough to stop for, as are their tacos and gorditas. Thank goodness places like this are still around. Give this place a try. You won't be sorry.

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Thank JinxHE
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

The seating if one decides to stay is in a covered patio style building with basic picnic style seating. Despite the summer heat at 105 degrees just after noon, there were about half a dozen diners seated and chowing down. Dedicated customers who love the food!

i decided to pick up some food to take home, knowing 25 minutes of travel time with the food in the trunk would result in piping hot food. And, it was.

Their enchiladas are very tasty, full of cheese, lightly sauced, covered with melted cheese, shredded lettuce and cut up tomato. A huge portion of nicely flavored beans and a more normal portion of rice came with. While the sauce had a slight bit of heat to it, it never really went anywhere near on the heat scale, perhaps a 2 on the 10 scale.

i also got 3 tacos to really get a taste of the family recipes: a ground beef with hard shell (best of the 3), machaca ( very good flavor) in hard shell and carne asada (lots of meat with cilantro and onion) in soft shell. All 3 tacos were very tasty, and had plenty of ingredients. Really got my money's worth and enjoyed everything.

Will likely revisit when temps return to decent after October cool returns. These are very good recipes. If You like Mexican food, You will not be disappointed with their food. Total came to just under $15.

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Thank tuc7k
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