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El Mesquite Grill

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516 Gretna Blvd, Gretna, LA 70053-6702
+1 504-367-1022
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I each had the taco and soup special and it was delicious. We travel to Mexico quite often and these were very authentic!

Thank Ronald P
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I have been here many many times never a complaint till tonight we both had the mixed fajitas terribly over cooked and a little burnt both kids had items off the kids menu fry's were horrible tasted geezer burnt I told the waitress about it all she said oh I'm sorry in walked off didn't get very good service

Thank Jenniperez
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We had a work event at the restaurant and they were able to accommodate our large party. Food was good and margaritas were great.

Thank Tara M
New Orleans, Louisisna
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Ample parking space in the back, large seating area, nice bar and Latin music on Wednesdays and rock or smooth band on Friday( on Saturday during Lent). Extensive menu. Very good frozen margarita(strawberry, mango). Very reasonable price . Family & children can enjoy as well. Their Tamal is unusual and good. I like their retfried beans usually I skip this... More 

Thank AthenaMSY
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This restaurant is Mexican at heart and soul. The fahitas are good and fresh and the mole is well done. For a real treat get their Margaritas. (but don't try to drive after a couple)

Thank RugbyProp3
New Orleans, Louisiana
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We had to take a quick trip over to the westbank tonight, and visited El Mesquite Grill. From start to finish, the meal was excellent. The cheese dip is flavorful; the chicken fajitas were awesome; the chimichangas were abundant, and the large margarita is delicious and strong all at the same time. Couple all of that with our cool server,... More 

Thank Blair D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

I love the atmosphere here. Wonderful customer service. Food taste wonderful. This is the best Mexican restaurant ive been to since ive moved back home.

Thank Traci J
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Family owned & operated, full selection menu, prices encourage family and repeat dining! Authentic flare, feel at home service. There is one negative, I had to pay for extra tortillas with my meal but then the salsa (excellent flavor) and chips flow. Have had several large parties and shower there. Our guest were very pleased. Don't overlook this Terrytown/Gretna eatery.... More 

Thank Rayelynn F
Harvey, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

They have a large variety of dishes for the "gringos" and a huge variety of authentic dishes as well so don't be shy and ask your waiter don't go for your first guess they know about their food, plates are so huge some people get confused and think they are ordering family platters. Their margaritas are the best I've had... More 

Thank Mj O
Bryan, Texas
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I googled 'good Mexican food near me.. Having lived in TX some 25 + yrs now I suffer withdraws from lack of quality Mexican food almost weekly if it is not available. I've bee here 7 days so it was time! El Mesquite has an extensive menu we order #39 and a couple of different types of taco salads. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Latin, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Gretna Blvd, Gretna, LA 70053-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Gretna
  • Phone Number: +1 504-367-1022
Casual dining.

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