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“Tex-Mex Heaven”
Review of El Burrito Loco

El Burrito Loco
Ranked #26 of 77 Restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fairfield, Ohio
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214 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Tex-Mex Heaven”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

You almost have to be looking for it to find it, but if you're in Oxford, Ohio, and you like Tex-Mex, check this place out. Parking is plentiful, and seating is spacious. The restaurant itself has obviously seen a variety of tenants; the traditional interior decor is, upon even rudimentary inspection, contrived, but the food and service are exceptional, and the staff are friendly. I saw nothing but smiling faces. I'll be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ohio
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Mexican food and good parking”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Although the food is unremarkable, El Burrito Loco has good prices and plenty of parking--important if you live in a college town. The atmosphere is traditional, and the service is fast. Plentiful choices on the menu, though my companion reported that the food was not very authentic (well, we're in Ohio after all.) As one reviewer said, there is an uptown restaurant which has better food, but you will definitely have to hunt for parking, particularly when Miami University is in session. El Burrito Loco will do the job if you are looking for good food for a quick lunch.

  • Visited December 2012
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Toledo, Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Tex-Mex”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

On a recent trip to Hueston Woods, we went to El Burrito Loco in Oxford, Ohio for dinner.

Staff: The staff was quick to greet and seat us immediately. The waiter brought out our drinks and took our order within minutes. While our waiter was putting in our order, a waitress brought us complimentary chips and salsa.

Parking: Hard to really say how good the parking really is since we went during a slow time, but all things considered, we had no issues at all with parking. The parking lot itself does seem a bit small, so there could be issues with busy times - but that's simply an assumption.

Decor: The place does seem a bit outdated and decor doesn't scream "Mexican" to me, but that didn't bother us.

Food: The food was excellent. I ordered the vegetable fajita, and it tasted great! They brought me tortillas as soon as I began to run out of the first batch of tortillas that were brought out to me.

Service: The service was good, our food was brought out in a good amount of time, our drinks were constantly being topped off, and the staff were friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank BuckeyeFive
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Oxford, Ohio
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236 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A Place for Friends”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Since El Burrito Loco opened several years ago, it has been, by far, one of the most frequented restaurants by my group of friends in Oxford. There is off street parking, the menu is bountiful, the wait staff will make you feel very welcome, and the large, cafeteria style tables can be constructed into "super-tables" for big, obnoxious groups like my friends. If you're looking for a quiet, Mexican dinner, though, be sure to avoid Margarita night. This place gets "Loco".

  • Visited August 2012
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Ohio
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193 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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“Why go to El Burrito Loco? Parking and margaritas”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

There are two real sit-down options for Mexican food in Oxford: Fiesta Charra and El Burrito Loco. Fiesta Charra has (by far) the better food. However, parking is difficult on High Street (Fiesta Charra's location), whereas El Burrito Loco has its own lot. And El Burrito Loco turns out some of the best margaritas you will ever taste!

Unfortunately, El Burrito Loco also turns out some of the worst Mexican food my family has ever tried to eat. After a few disappointing trips, we finally just gave up. In my opinion, the nearby Taco Bell actually turns out better Mexican dishes.

But try a margarita...

  • Visited October 2011
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