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El Bracero Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2116 S Grand St, Amarillo, TX 79103-5211
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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South Texas
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a small out of the way restaurant. No fancy decor. The menu has lots of options to choose from. The chips and salsa were great. Not salty or greasy. Only bottle beer, but good and cold. The food portions were good. Prices are very reasonable. We both left feeling full.

Thank TexasPuma
Big Spring, Texas
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

There wasn't any part of the meal that I didn't enjoy. I had Carne Guisada, which I definitely recommend. The guacamole was good, the pica de gallo was good, the salsa was good, the rice, beans, and Carne Guisada were excellent. The server was very friendly. We stopped here from out of town and normally try several different places, but... More 

Thank tlpounds13
Midlothian, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The hotel we stayed at recommended this restaurant. It was the most authentic Mexican food I've had since I was in Mexico. The place was not fancy but the staff was friendly, the prices very fair and the food was outstanding!!!

Thank Nicki S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were starving after hiking Palo Duro Canyon and wanted some good food. El Bracero was excellent. As soon as we got out of the car we could smell the grilled onions. The service was prompt. The food was nice portions and seasoned well. Would definitely eat here again if ever in the area.

Thank WandaFullyMade
Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nice stop and don't be fooled by the building. Most restaurants like this are usually a great find. For those traveling through the Amarillo area this place is easy to get too from I40 just exit Grand and go south about 1/4 mile and its on the right. Great and friendly service. The chips were crisp and good, had two... More 

Thank Marine4life73
Pasadena, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. It is a small place but very clean. 3 of us ordered fajitas with quail, shrimp, and beef and lots of extras. We shared it because it was so large and we still had leftovers.

Thank connie s
Canyon, TX
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We came here at 8:30 on a Thursday night. My boyfriend's parents got there about ten minutes before we did. When we arrived they still had not received their drinks. A couple walked in behind us and sat at a different table. The waitress immediately went and greeted them and took their drink order. When she was walking by, my... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The food is not fancy, but it's delicious! Order one of the grills if you are with a big enough group! The shrimp & quail are delicious, but the pork is good, too! The building is a dump, but this is seriously good food!!!

Thank Texas_Traveler1954
Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I went here on a recent visit to Amarillo with others from Amarillo. I am trying to eat healthy, which isn't easy at a Mexican Restaurant. The chips and salsa were good, salsa wasn't too hot, and you just wanted to keep eating them. I had Plato Oaxaca: Poblano Pepper Stuffed with White Fish & Shrimp, Topped with Spicy Cream... More 

Thank txhawk36
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and son liked this place if you are not big on cilantro like me I do not recommend this place. They only have Mexican coke or Pepsi. I am not a fan if either. The waitress acted like it was a bother to wait on us.

Thank pytkoala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2116 S Grand St, Amarillo, TX 79103-5211
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: 806-373-4788

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?