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El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant

160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
+1 970-586-4377
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my family while on vacation. I would say this was about the most lackluster meal of the trip. The food tasted fine but the service and cleanliness of the restaurant left much to be desired and the food wasn't served as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is what I call a hole in the wall. Gringos call it a greasy spoon, but it's a family joint. The service is typical Mexican, so don't be in a hurry, but the wait is worth it. Beans cooked with lard. Yum. Flavors,...More

Thank ibfoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am some what surprised this restaurant was named the best in Tex-Mex in Colorado by Trip Advisor. We visited the place which is very simple decor. Could have been a coffee shop with the booths and tables. Most of the wait staff would be...More

Thank iahmb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch at El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant. We should have left when the free chips and salsa arrived. It was the worst salsa we have ever had. It tasted like a cheap tomato soup with cilantro added. Unfortunately, we stayed. My wife's chalupas...More

Thank csprof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service is always great!! Anytime family or friends come to town I always bring them to El Mex-Kal.

Thank junkinaddict
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

after doing the tour de Estes Mexican restaurant scene we decided for el Mex-kal. fantastic ! great selection. super tasty huge portions. reasonably priced. nice restaurant atmosphere for casual family eats. staff was super-attentative and friendly. the nacho chip dip - home made- was some...More

Thank MikionVacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is absolutely great. Priced right. Great, friendly staff. We were in Estes Park for two weeks - went there three times!

Thank rdb2
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We had the enchilada plate and the pork carnitas. Both were really good and lots of food. Needed to-go box for all the pork! Good family atmosphere, nothing fancy, but friendly and clean with good prices.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food was authentic mexican. When a good number of the clients are Latino you know you have a winner. A little off the beaten path but worth the effort plus there is plenty of parking. Great food, yummy salsa and chips with friendly smiles...More

Thank donna b
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Restaurant was off the beaten tourist route and few people were there when we arrived mid afternoon.. Mexican food was good, not great. Salsa was different from what we usually get. Service was good. We like On the Border better and it is less expensive.

Thank Otto K
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2 July 2015|
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Response from EstesLass | Reviewed this property |
Ditto to the other answer: the best option is to call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-4377
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