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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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1553 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7351
+1 904-241-6910
11:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Friendly place with large portions and great salsa. Cheese dip is excellent and the chips are fresh. Margaritas are large with a good amount of tequila. Inexpensive and fast service.

Thank Anthony C
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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181 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is always good. Sometimes better than others. The service fast and the food hot. Their daily special is usually a good value. It is not gourmet, but consistently good. The inside clean.

Thank ArtieQL
Neptune Beach, Florida
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232 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

When we're in the mood for a quick and tasty Mexican meal, Potro is our place. The bar and dining room are strictly no-frills, but when the food is hot and tasty I'm happy. Fast and efficient, with all the tasty standards. My husband swears by the chorizo tacos. I always head right for pollo loco. Cheap beer and margaritas... More 

Thank kbockl
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you like tex-mex you will love this place. The guac is awesome and the wait staff is very attentive. It is my go to Mexican place at the beach. There is more than enough food in each plate - really to much - and a large menu. The salsa is spicy but not inedible. I frequently meet friends here... More 

Thank Sandra T
Methuen, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a charming Mexican restaurant. It is very affordable and there are many great food items on the menu. Attentive service!

Thank EilSat
Valhalla, New York
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We always make it a point to eat here atleast once when we're in the area. The food is very good, it's reasonable and it's always served with a smile. Don't miss their lunch specials......the ribeye is a bargain and will make you want to come back for dinner when they serve a larger version.

Thank ContessaValhalla
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We got there early for dinner, not too crowed, Service was very good. Food came out hot and was exactly what we ordered. Would go back, This place is better than the reviews

Thank biggie0820
Duluth, Georgia
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My boyfriend and I visited here while staying in a nearby hotel. I saw an ad for this restaurant in the hotel's binder and since I love Mexican food, I thought "Why not?!". Overall, the service was average at best. We visited on a Sunday night around 8pm and the place was pretty empty - perhaps only 2 or 3... More 

Thank MsJessBunny
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Chips and salsa very good; food just average; dinner not very hot when served. Just your average Mexican restaurant - nothing special, Good prices.

Thank socialobserver
Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We haven't been here for years but thought we would give it a try again. My food was great, shrimp quesadilla. My husband had a steak, which was not so great. The service was very good and the margaritas were average.

Thank BFarinella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 1553 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7351
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-241-6910

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