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“Well Worth A Visit”
Review of El Mesquite Grill

El Mesquite Grill
Ranked #35 of 119 Restaurants in Gretna
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Casual dining.
Restaurant details
Description: Casual dining.
La Place
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179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Well Worth A Visit”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

I ordered the sampler dinner: one shrimp-stuffed chili relleno, one taco, one enchilada, beans, and rice. All of this was very good and filling, but fell short of excellent. The chips and salsa were okay, but not spicy enough for my taste. The interior is better than average for what one would expect at a local Mexican restaurant. It is very well maintained, clean, and attractive. The wait staff were particularly friendly. Overall, it's well worth checking out. RJT

  • Visited September 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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291 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Despite the other reviews I have read I found the food very good and not that expensive. Obviously, not as cheap as in Mexico. The waiter was very good and the food very tasty, and lots of it. Salsa was delicious and kept on coming after we ran out. Margeritas are killer! The large one comes in a glass the size of a fish bowl! Everything we have had there we have enjoyed so don't be out off by the other reviews...give it a try.

  • Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not real mexican food”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Very bland, very gringo very bad. nacho cheese sauce and ground beef. Expensive taco bell.

Visited July 2012
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Burlington, Kentucky
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“So-So Mexican”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

No wait. Salsa was very good. One of the best I have tasted. My order was average. Nothing really stood out. Service was good. Serve quickly. A/c was too cold.
Not sure I will go again.

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Gretna, Louisiana
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fun on Wednesday night.”
Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

They have a band that plays all types of music on Wednesday nights. The food is ok and the service is above average except for when there is a large party. They don't handle large parties very well.

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