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“Good Mexican”
Review of El Burrito Mercado

El Burrito Mercado
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Ranked #33 of 892 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Good Mexican”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Nice cafeteria style Mexican. Most of the offerings are similar, but that's a good thing. It's all very good. The price is right and the service is friendly.

  • Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, MN
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in MSP”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Sure it is a grocery store, but if you head to the East side of the building you will find their cafeteria-style restaurant. You can't really go wrong with whatever you decide to order like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. But if you are smart you get the Guisado platter; you get rice, beans, tortillas - and most importantly, your choice of a dozen or so stews to "roll your own" 'tacos'. Pro-tip: pass on all fixin's and just ask for limes.

This is absolute must have for a casual lunch / dinner.

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New York, New York
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Simple and tasty”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

The grocery store was very cool, with every product you could ever want from Mexico. We had very tasty sopapillas, nachos and enchiladas. The staff was friendly and competent, and the tortillas were made right in front of us.

  • Visited June 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“OKAY!! This is REAL Mexican food!”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Wander the store and find anything you need for preparing Mexican foods.....or choose from the ready-made counter and enjoy everything there!!

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Laguna Woods, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This is a Mexican-American institution in St Paul.”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

You can eat here, buy homemade-style food to take home, and any Mexican ingredients you need. If the kids are having a party, pick out a pinata for them, and a nice Mexican ceramic bowl for yourself. Mercado means market, and El Burrito is the perfect microcosm of a Mexican market away from Mexico.

Visited September 2011
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