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El Loro

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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720 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3821
+1 218-844-5333
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All was great until they declined a restaurant coupon with no restrictions. Disappointed as we were new and glad to find them. Food was great and service was so sweet ;she worked really hard! Hard feelings. They could have done better. 😪

Thank kriley592
Gary, MN
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a take out quesadilla with extra pico. When a friend went to pick up the order my amount was $20 for a $11 order. When questioned about this they took off the extra charge and removed from the bag a small container of pico. Very small. I found the food to be very greasy. It soaked through the tortilla... More 

Thank MNLoriR59
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Go at your own risk. Bad service and worse food. Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer but just not a good place to eat. Could be so much better. I wish them luck but hope for a better operation to take over.

Thank Scott G
David City, Nebraska
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Took my sistere here for the first time because she wanted to try it. was Delicious and the portion size makes it totally worth the money.

Thank deenashockley
New York Mills, MN, United States
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This restaurant is located across the street from Lake Detroit. Plenty of parking, easy access and good once you get inside. Plenty of items to pick from, all good. The chips and their salsa is a great way to start. This is the best Mexican restaurant in town. Their prices are a little on the high side.

Thank Marco O
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious authentic Mexican food. My husband and I have never had something we haven't liked. The staff is always polite and courteous. Sit down restaurant/bar or call in take out options. I highly recommend the shrimp burrito.

Thank Katherine I
Farmington, Minnesota
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very pleasant environment and friendly staff. The food is great! They give you warm chips and salsa to start, and the salsa is excellent. They have an excellent bar and the drinks are cheap and strong. Next the food. Very large portions. Here's what my wife and I do. We order one portion and split it. One portion is enough... More 

Thank J L
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Will not go back! Service was awful! I had to hunt down our waiter to get the bill. He came to the table twice, once to get our order and once to bring the food and that was it!!

Thank IvyWillow
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We went there after hearing about the good food, and it was close to where we stayed in the area. Our wait staff didn't speak a lot of English, so we had trouble asking questions about the food. My wife asked about one item to the person who brought us the chips and salsa, and she was able to tell... More 

Thank Tim P
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

You can tell by glancing at the menu that this is a real Mexican place. Nothing like Taco Bell. The service is quick, the food excellent and hot. Free chips and salsa, and the salsa is good. It seems like more of a restaurant than a bar, although there is a full bar. The food is top notch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3821
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Detroit Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 218-844-5333

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