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El Mexicano Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1425 S State St, Salina, UT 84654-1618
+1 435-529-2132
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way to Capitol Reef because it was on a list of "Hole In The Wall" restaurants written up in a SLC paper. We had a great lunch. The service was great and friendly. The restaurant seemed to be very popular with local families. We will probably stop here again if we are in the area.

Thank Connie B
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, very friendly staff. The food was good. Family owned business who takes pride in their accomplishment. Good location.

Thank Judith D
San Clemente, California
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was super-friendly, and explained some of the nuances their Mexican food offerings, and the challenges of having a liquor license in Utah (they only serve beer and wine; no hard liquor). With some of the staff, it helps if you speak Spanish, and seemed to be appreciated. I'd certainly go back. While I agree with the other reviews... More 

Thank AngusPodgorny1960
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had a cross country road trip & stayed the evening in Salina, Utah. We had dinner at the El Mexicano Restaurant. They were very busy but we were waited on quickly & our food was promptly served & delicious!

Thank Gary W
Black Hawk, Colorado
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The restaurant has opened a 2nd establishment in Richfield, UT, on Cove View Rd at the old Pepperbelly location. It's great to have a good Mexican restaurant now in Richfield. Had the chili rellenos and they were fantastic. Service was good and the atmosphere is conducive to having a conversation. It's the definite place to go for great Mexican food... More 

Thank ckm53snow
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Didn't expect good Mexican food here. We were just driving back from San Felipe Mexico via Family in CA. This was our first stop.

Thank Mary H
Denver, Colorado
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159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

After a long day on the road, we found ourselves at Richfield Utah. We checked TripAdvisor to find what was around and were surprised to find that the five-star dining facilities for driving restaurants and fast food joints. We felt like having a bit more of a sitdown meal, so we visited this establishment. The servers and hostesses were friendly... More 

Thank Cozmo1968
Cassopolis, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Pulled in here because the sign on the interstate said going east bound next Services 114 miles. That's a pretty good reason to stop and eat. Lots of cars parked in front of this place so I thought why not, and I wasn't disappointed. Good authentic Mexican food and more than I could eat and I'm not a little guy.... More 

Thank mooch4671
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The service was great and the food was good, they had virgin Margarita's that were good and they gave us more mix to poor in glass that was extra.

Thank Merlene E
Jackson Hole
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

it was a standard Mexican small town place, run by people of Mexican descent. Except for the surly big gal that seated me that despite my best efforts I could not get her to smile, the rest of the staff was friendly and awesome! Food was good! I will be back when I come back to town!

Thank ShootInJH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1425 S State St, Salina, UT 84654-1618
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salina
  • Phone Number: +1 435-529-2132

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