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El Salto Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2246
+1 219-462-0100
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The fajitas - awesome. They ask of ID's and we weren't carrying one so couldn't order alcohol. Lots of mosquitoes outside so make sure to apply a insect repellent if you are going in evening. Food is very nice and service is a little slow.

Thank nss s
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised with our dining experience. The service was friendly and competent. The drinks were good (my wife had her frozen margarita and I had the pomegranate mojito). I had the Burritos A La Roqueta and the seasoned pork in the burrito was excellent. My wife has the Mahi Mahi Tacos... More 

Thank Roger B
Francesville, Indiana, United States
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Come here for business ocassionally, but not too often because it does take forever. The food is good but not great. If you have the time you may enjoy it. It does have a nice atmosphere.

Thank thoray1971
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

As the mother ship of a series of Mexican restaurants in the Porter County area this place had to be good to allow their business to be built. The food is pretty good. Not extremely authentic, but it is well presented, and comes with a seemingly unending supply of chips and salsa. Last two stops for takeout, I have had... More 

1 Thank MillionmilerDiamond
Portage, Indiana
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

I haven't been to El Salto since Serranos opened up but some crazy drunk driver plowed into the rehab at 10am and shut down that entire plaza so I defaulted back to El Salto since it's 1/4 mile away. The service is as I remembered it. So-So. The food, my wife had fajitas and I had a taco and enchillada... More 

1 Thank MolonLabe1776
Valparaiso, Indiana
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

We used to go to El Salto's frequently but about 2 years ago service started getting really bad. However, in the last 3 or 4 months the service is almost too fast at times. The food comes out hot and we've not had any issues with special orders. The margaritas are very good. I have started trying the other flavors,... More 

Thank JustAGuy14
Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We recently celebrated the birthday of a family member at El Salto's. The atmosphere and food were wonderful - as usual! This is a nice place whether you are with family, friends, or on a date. There is something for everyone! There are nights with authentic music, drink specials and food specials. Delicious!

Thank bosa1234
Lima, OH
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Couldn't find the El Salto restaurant located in Chesterton near off IN-49 near I-94 in TripAdvisor's listings so I am using the Valparaiso listing to report on Chesterton location. I haven't been to the Valpo location but we went to the Chesterton location twice with mixed results. The menu selection presents itself well but we found the food itself kind... More 

Thank SeenEnough2Know
Valparaiso, Indiana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Best shrimp smothered fajita!!! LOVE it!very good chips and salsa. priced very reasonably.my daughter and i LOVE their caso, best i've ever tasted, we go through 2 baskets of chips eating it!!

Thank mommy123456
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

There is so much competition in valparaiso ...its ok but value and food quality is good. El salto is reliable..service good excellent guacamole. Bill hardly eats Mexican but this our once a yr place to go. Of all if them this is the one to choose.

Thank drzoumis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2246
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?