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El Loro

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2501 Horizon Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337-3092
+1 952-808-0068
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was like an imposition to be seated and ended up in a back corner. The food was typical Mexican fare but the service was poor. The server never came back and it took almost 15 minutes to get our bill. We won't bother going back.

Thank Peep314
Lakeville, Minnesota
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a great place! The happy hour is superb, starting at 8:00 p.m. The house margarita is fantastic and the Steak Nachos or Fajitas are fabulous. Service is top notch! Highly recommend this place!

Thank Abigail701
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good food, good service and it's affordable. If you like cheese then you'll love their entrees. You won't go wrong with ordering anything on the menu. The white ranch sauce that comes with the nacho chips is a conversation starter. Some of my friends love it, some hate it but it doesn't detract from the overall meal...it's a unique salsa... More 

Thank Benito_y_Lupita_P
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Food was very bland, no flavor or authentic spices to meals. Salsa tasted like sweetened ketchup. Chips were tasty. Service was good for the most part. Chips were replenished by dropping by on edge of table for forpur by both the waitress and expediter. That seemed pretty odd that no effort was made to set in center of table were... More 

Thank JuJuT
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very good authentic Mexican restaurant. The food here has always been really good! Portion sizes are generous. Tonight with our visit we received excellent customer service as well. We have always had a great experience here. Service is fast as well. Highly satisfied customers here!

Thank Christopher N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice with family. The food quality isn't as great as the other locations I've been to. Each visit our food is just warm. Service is slow (even when restaurant is empty). Waiters and manager's customer service is poor and they try to rush your meal. Try another location, Eagan and the closed AV & Lakeville chains were... More 

Thank pipes625
Mankato, Minnesota
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

After having a craving for Mexican food while in Burnsville, I consulted Trip Advisor to see what the offerings were. I had read several reviews saying that since there was a fire, the quality had gone down hill. I didn't have that kind of experience. We were greeted promptly and seated by our server. He was the highlight of the... More 

Thank Cody C
Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We used to eat here all the time before they had a fire. We tried it last night and were very disappointed. The service was very slow and had to ask another person for help. The food was not very good. They said that they were going to gives us happy hour prices on our drinks but charged us full... More 

Thank tjavmn
Lakeville, Minnesota
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great food served fast. Service has never really been the strong draw here but the food is always fast and good.

Thank Suez4800
Burnsville, Minnesota
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We used to love El Loro Burnsville. The service and food were fabulous......until a fire damaged the restaurant. Now a new group of people are running it. We will not go back after tonight. The service was AWFUL! the food was good, but we had to flag other servers down for everything. I understand it was very busy because of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 Horizon Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337-3092
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: +1 952-808-0068

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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?