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“Great service, excellent food, low prices”

Elvira's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Sanford
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Midland, Michigan
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great service, excellent food, low prices”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Elviras is one of our favorite area restaurants. We have never had a bad experience here - quite to the contrary, it is always wonderful. Surprised at some of the less than good reviews here - some not so fair. A couple of the negative reviews noted that it is small and the location is dreary - you can see the size of the place and the location before going so that is nonsense to put in the review as a negative (sort of like marking them down because you don't like Mexican food - don't go if you don't like the obvious basics of the place). So, the food is authentic Mexican - no doubt about that. And the service is very very good (they remember you and are very friendly - maybe some people do not like that but it is excellent for us). The prices are quite low. We order from the a'la carte menu and get a selection of items. We usually spend around $10-12 for my wife and I and have too much to eat. This is a small inexpensive Mexican diner so do not expect fine china (again I am slamming one of the negative reviews that commented on the dinnerware quality). They do not have alcohol but you can bring your own - even better if you plan ahead!

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great, Authentic Mexican Food”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great food, great prices, great service. Menu has a wide range of authentic mexican dishes. Seating area is somewhat limited, but worth the wait. We love taking our kids to Elvira's for their birthday.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Bailey A
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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Owner is nice; food is best place around”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you get over the little building where the restaurant is located, the experience is wonderful. Mexican cookie was awesome.

Visited May 2013
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Midland, Michigan
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in the area”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a small place with very good food. We have visited several times and have never had a bad meal. The burrito is very good, as is "Ramon's taco". Ramon, Angie and the staff are very friendly and helpful. If the standard fare is not spicy enough Ramon will work to meet your expectations. All in all this is a very good place to eat. We will definitely eat here again.

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Thank Richard M
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Midland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everyone in the family was sick.”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Got take out, ate it and all 5 of us were sick... my mom for 3 days.. awful

Visited August 2011
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Thank Tilly H
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