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El Rey Burro

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608 W Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA
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10:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 19:30
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Nuremberg, Germany
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No ambiance (it's a gas station) but the food is absolutely delicious. I'm sure these restaurateurs will have their own stand alone restaurant within a year or so, it's that good and they are super friendly and quick! Two tables you can sit at if you're lucky enough to get one.

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Thank denisefromCA_AZ
Nuremberg, Germany
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Just meat, onions, cilantro, lime and two little tortillas, exactly what I was looking for. This is the second time we tried to go, the first time was too crowded, and it is clear why! There are two small tables to sit at but unfortunately you can't purchase a beer to have with your tacos, that is my only complaint.

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Thank denisefromCA_AZ
Yelm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good tacos and burritos. The closes to Mexican food in Yelm, however, the location brings it down to three stars.

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Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The location in the back of the Shell does throw you off a little but their food is as authentic as it gets. Fresh ingredients and you can watch them cook it right there. We had the rey burrito, asada burrito and the asada tacos and it could honestly not have been better. We're visiting family in Yelm and I'm... More 

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Thank haemmerlein
Yelm, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Food was made from fresh ingredients. Large portions and a fairly wide variety of food to select from. Be aware that they are located in the back of a gas station, but the food is well worth it.

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Tacoma, Washington
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Told to find and try. glad we did! I agree with the other reviews. very good authentic Mexican food; not the American wanna be of Mexican version. There are 3 other Mexican restaurants in Yelm and have tried them all. This is the real deal of Mex food. Great food served in Styrofoam boxes. cooked to order, friendly staff. I... More 

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Thank otisscrotis_11
Yelm, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Just like you would get on a Mexican street. Tacos are authentic with a simple, fresh meat selection. Not Americanized, real deal foods. I choose El Rey over Tacos Gaby because of that. Great hot sauces, friendly food preparers. Extremely inexpensive.

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Thank JSHandlan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Very good food not to spendy made fresh takes a bit of time nice people would be nice to try inside have always used the drive thru

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Thank Gary R
Yelm, Washington
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

OK, so most people wouldn't go to a gas station for Mexican food. I thought the same thing. I've lived in this city for 13 years and had never stepped foot in this place, even for fuel. My revelation came after wanting an authentic street taco without having to sit down at a crapstastic Mexi restauarant, endure stale chips &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 19:00
Monday
10:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 19:30
Thursday
10:30 - 19:30
Friday
10:30 - 19:30
Saturday
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 W Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yelm

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