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“EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE”

Latino's Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #10 of 402 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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“EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

My son was in town visiting and wanted authentic Spanish food, I suggested Latino's even thought I had not been there yet. We were not disappointed. the atmosphere, customer service and food were among the best we had had in this category. We would recommend it to all. Do not be swayed differently by the location. It is a hidden gem on the lower East side of town and well worth checking out. The owner is very nice and interesting to talk to.

  • Visited June 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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80 reviews
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“Worth going off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Thanks to the reviews listed below, we chose Latino's for dinner the night we stayed in Erie. My girlfriend and I live in Minneapolis and although there are a few decent Mexican restaurants, this place would be the most authentic.

We were greeted by the owner and he treated us like we were dining in his home. He gave us suggestions, he told us to take our time, and he was enthusiastic when answering our questions about the food and the preparation. My gal had the Enchiladas and I had the House Special. The special had a green mole that was incredibly delicious and the rice and beans were so flavorful.

Some of the reviews claim the price is too high and the neighborhood is scary. The price is higher than average Mexican but it is 10x better. The neighborhood has diversity and if you afraid of diversity, you should probably go to the mall and eat there.

  • Visited May 2013
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Girard, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic and Delightful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Who would guess an authentic Mexican is available in Erie, PA? This was a happy discovery. A person shouldn't make reservations expecting Taco Bell or Tex Mex food. As the host was quick to point out, the dishes here are the better cuisine you would expect to find in Mexico City. This is a family affair offering a friendly owner/ host who loves to introduce customers to new dishes while his mother cooks delicious food from scratch with locally grown, fresh produce. The payoff is a fine dining experience making patrons eager to return. One last comment, don't let the neighborhood deter you! This building is in a well kept neighborhood,parking is very well lit and it's location is on a busy street.

  • Visited March 2013
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East Newark, New Jersey
1 review
“Gem in Erie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

The food here is amazing. I lived in Mexico for six years -- the food here is the real deal, authentic Mexican cuisine. The ingredients are all fresh. Tonight my husband and I had the specials--green mole pork for him, and the adobo steak strips for me. Both dishes were fantastic. This was our third visit, we enjoy it every time. The owner Julio is amiable and takes great pride in the quality of service and food, the whole staff is very attentive and top notch. It's worth it to go off the beaten path to experience this gem.

  • Visited April 2013
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Erie, Pa.
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5 reviews
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“Truly the perfect dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Everything here is great. The atmosphere, the food and the service! The food is authentic all the way from the homemade chip and salsa appetizer to the soup, to the main dish and then the wonderful flan! You can't ask for better service anywhere! Julio and the rest of the staff are always right on top of things....and you know what? When you are a returning customer...they remember you! We have been there several times and often recommend Latino's to our friends and family looking for a great dining experience!

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