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1410 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-4212
+1 256-355-4464
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If loving their food is wrong, I don't want to be right. You can taste the pride in every item prepared by Salvador and his family. I hesitate to single out one item because I encourage you to try them all. Save room for a churro or flan.

Thank Elizabeth M
Tupelo, Mississippi
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot throughout the southeastern US and have about given up on finding good authentic Mexican food. The positive reviews for El Palomino were enough to convince us to give this small place a try. We're glad we did!

Thank Wild_Place_Finder
Hartselle, Alabama
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been wanting to check this place out for a while and finally got the opportunity to do so this weekend. This place is authentic Mexican food and very good. I had a beef taco and a steak burrito and both were the best I've ever had. The prices are fair and definitely worth it. I will definitely be back... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for a decent Mexican place to eat while in town, found a very authentic Mexican Taqueria. Good, tasty and fresh food.

Thank T8327HFrosam
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I go here frequently. The service is very friendly, and the food is absolutely amazing. It's no frills-you can either pull through the drive through or sit at the picnic tables outside the building to eat.

Thank DRB5340
Huntsville, Alabama
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I love Mexican food but have been unable to find really good Spanish rice. This place has it and more! The tamales are out of this world, the rice is beyond good and the chips and salsa are really good too. Saturday seems to be a big tamale day because when we went folks were lined up to get them.

Thank AutumnFlame1005
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is so authentic. No frills, just great food. My favorite is the Chile Relleno so that is what I always get. It is served with steak, rice and beans and corn tortillas, $9.95. Unbelievable.

Thank Kathleen F
Cullman, Alabama
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Very good place to get authentic Mexican food fast. It is a take out place and a few benches outside. I stop and order tamales all the time they are excellent.

Thank jgood247
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

A local authentic Mexican restaurant with great service! I wish it was larger so friends and I could sit inside and enjoy. Outside eating in the July heat is offered but way to humid for me. Go treat yourself to a meal from El Palomino

Thank Jason H
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

This place is easily missed because of its size but is a fantastic find for authentic Mexican food with generous portions at reasonable prices and tasty. Very limited outdoor seating, a drive through, and no indoor dining. If you don't see what you want on the menu just ask and the staff will accommodate your request if possible. I eat... More 

Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-355-4464

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