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“Fabulous authentic Mexican”
Review of El Arriero

El Arriero
Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Kentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Grand Rapids
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fabulous authentic Mexican”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been to El Arriero numerous times and have always had excellent service and delicious food at a great price! It's our favorite Mexican restaurant in West Michigan!

Visited December 2012
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Caledonia, Michigan
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food, bad service”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, the restaurant was not 25% full. We were greeted and seated quickly, and chips and salsa appeared within a minute. Drinks were ordered and delivered quickly. We split the fajitas and the food arrived within 10 minutes. The food was good and a large portion, although only 3 shells were included. The waiter disappeared and never returned for more drinks. We finally got his attention and we asked for a take out box, and our check. 15 minutes later he brought the box, and the check and took my card to the cashier. 20 minutes later he returned with the bill for signature. All in all, he ruined what was a pretty good time, by keeping us waiting for over a half hour after we were clearly finished eating.
Wont go back to this restaurant again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food. Great service.”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I love this restaurant. No visit is complete without their Queso Blanco dip. The chips are great. Friendly, helpful staff.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Traversecity4961
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Every time we go there the food is good and the waiters are very attentive. One of the few restaurants where i see staff actually look happy to be there. I love their Pollo Poblano which is a grilled chicken breast with also grilled poblano peppers and onions covered with a cream sauce. I never have trouble finding something delicious to eat here.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Yoviajo2
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Mexican”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Food was great, service was friendly and quick, atmosphere was upbeat, restaurant was clean. Will definitely be back.

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