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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-758-3100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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College Station, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited 3 times over the past 18 months. The food is good to fair, but the service is deplorable at best. I do not understand how they stay in business.

Thank rhgriggs2
Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a Mexican restaurant, we found this one on the main strip of the city. Food was good, nothing outstanding, service was okay. Very surprised that as a Mexican restaurant there wasn't one "Mexican" working there. Needless to say, we would go back if we were in the area and needed a Mexican meal!

Thank Julie C
Lake City, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had dinner at this restaurant tonight. The food was mediocre and the service the worst I have had in years.

Thank mhlinko
Stockbridge, Georgia
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306 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Stopped in for lunch. He had the Speedy Gonzales and I had a chicken taco salad. The portions were generous and the service was quick. The dining room was clean, but rather run down and shabby. This seems to be a local favorite place, but it really could use a little spiffing up.

Thank StuartandDenese
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Competent Mexican dishes with cheerful staff. Only average decor and atmosphere, but the dining experience was just fine.

Brielle, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Stayed in Lake City on our way South. Choices were varied. Service was attentive without being bothersome. Food was plentiful without overwhelming. Quality was great. Great choice compared to chains and the prices were very reasonable. Sangria was a good choice for the meals we choose. Will definitely keep this in mind for our trip back North.

Thank SunnyGirl022014
Gainesville, Florida
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195 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We have been to El Potro Mexican restaurants in the past and they have been less than we expected. This one however, was just the opposite. The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good. Looking toward to visiting El Potro again.

Thank rodneytherock
Clearwater, Florida
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Not a fancy place but great food and great service! The Fajita Quesadilla was delicious. Would happily return our next time through, just a little ways off highway 75.

Thank FlickBoone
Melbourne, Florida
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This restaurant has great margaritas . The dinner buffet was very good and it had plenty of dishes to choose from. The restaurant was very clean and the attention was excellent. We prefer the home made corn tortillas which they will bring to your table if you ask for them at no extra charge. Will go back there next time... More 

Thank vivian d
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Had a small buffet with a little bit of everything. Food tasted okay. I must say the horchata was delicious, it's a rice water drink with cinnamon.

Thank Isabel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-758-3100

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