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El Norteno

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1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
+1 602-254-4629
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Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is legit, Make sure you have cash when visiting this mom and pop shop. They have the most delicious and feeling combinations ever.

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Thank cherries86
Peoria, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place for many yrs. As do my Co workers. Need to go here for best food. Especially chili relleno. Best ever had.

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Thank marlene o
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Small outside dining area but this is primarily a to go restaurant. Very modest tiny ordering area, lots of construction workers, locals go here. I have never had a bad meal. Prices are very very reasonable. Just a simple gem of a take out Mexican restaurant. Daily specials.

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Thank bobaztraveler100
Phoenix, Arizona
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

it sits on the corner of roosevelt and 7th ave. ..upcoming neighborhood the place is filty and unkept......will not return

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Anthem
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Well I've been coming here for over 30 years now. The food is consistent and yummy !! it has one of the best salsa and the chips are good thin and light. but the Highlight is the chili relleno burrito. I've had this chili Relleno burrito at many other Mexican restaurants being a fine connoisseur of Mexican food. i have... More 

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Thank Chanel A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent mexican food. Take cash as that is all they accept. The Sonoran enchiladas are awesome. The beef tacos are great too. Never had a bad meal

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New York City, New York
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I was a bit hesitant to eat Mexican food just before a 5 hour flight, but I have nothing but great things to say about El Norteno. Just make sure you go to 7th Ave and not 7th Street (as we did by accident). We had the Red Chile Chimichanga (spicy and delicious), the Pollo Fundido (good but salty) and... More 

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Thank Songer5
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Total dive. Cash only. No indoor seating. BEST. MEXICAN. FOOD. IN. PHOENIX. Firstly, it may be cash only but the prices are great. Just hit the freaking ATM before you go and stop whining. They have a huge menu, so large it takes up a good portion of one of the walls of the phone booth sized area you order... More 

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Thank Jill S
Goodyear, Arizona
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This is the place where you can get the absolute best breakfast burrito in Phoenix. There is nothing fancy about this place except the amazing food. No indoor seating, cash only, they are all about the food. Chorizo, egg potato breakfast burrito is the bomb. Huge, flavorful and great tortilla!

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Thank alrog4
Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Hands down the best hard beef tacos in Phoenix. We call this the our "gang" taco place, because of the name Norteno. Versus our "gay" taco place (Taqueria Los Yaquis) which is outside a gay bar and has the best soft tacos in Phoenix. When you're downtown or anywhere near central Phoenix make sure to get here. Local favorite!

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Thank Kathryn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-254-4629

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