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El Norteno Mexican Restaurant

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58 4th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881-4667
+(1)863-298-0993
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shame on me for not reading reviews first. The first two I saw hit it on the head. "A joke" and "Taco Bell is better". Service is slow and disorganized. Food is very greasy. Tacos were soggy and dripping grease.

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Thank billybow68
Celebration, Florida
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were undecided on where to eat lunch and found this little authentic Mexican gem. The pricing was fair and the food authentic and delicious. I'll definitely be back to try their homemade sangria!

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Thank OrlandoRocks89
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Bought a Groupon in anticipation of our trip to FL. Finally here and although the sweet tea and salsa are fine, everything else has a weird taste. The guacamole wasn't even real. I ordered the nortenos platter and managed a few bites before being completely grossed out. Not to mention the server I saw rubbing his eyes and nose and... More 

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Thank Amanda R
Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

we used to love going here for lunch. but since they moved-everything went downhill. The waitresses are mean and treat you like you are inconveniencing them-try to get the guy waiter-he's very nice. the quality of the food is definitely not the same as at the old location. seems like there's no pride in the place anymore. Very sad......

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1 Thank tinkermom007
Winter Haven, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

As a previous diner mentioned since they moved nothing is the same. When they first moved we received cold sub quality food and a staff that was more interested in sitting at the front door conversing than acknowledging their customers. We stayed away for a bit to let them iron out any issues.. unfortunately we tried a second time and... More 

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1 Thank J T
FLORIDA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

what happened???? the staff and food at the old location was sooo much better. sad to take this off my dining out list.

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1 Thank PETWEAVE
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Today was the first time i visited El Norteño, they are in a new location now in Downtown winter haven. I had a groupon so I went with my mom after a doctor's appointment. The place from the outside is nice but you cant really tell if its a restaurant. But once you get close to the door you can... More 

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Thank rosat_florian
Winter Haven, Florida
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224 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The restaurant closed and in the same location is now Chili Verde Save your $$$ find any place else and you'll be happy you did!

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Thank cc_maam
Elizabeth R, Owner at El Norteno Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes we are open! We just moved to a new location in downtown! New address is 58 4th St NW Winter Haven 33880 right across from Central Park More 

Central Florida, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Went to ElNorteno's for lunch with my mom. The food was disgusting. It tasted like they dumped cheap spaghetti sauce on top of everything. The waiter was extremely rude. When I complained about the food he snatched my plate off the table and threw it in the trash. Several years back the food and service were decent. Not lately! I'll... More 

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Thank SuperDuperSally
Kissimmee, Florida
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Located in downtown Winter Haven. Terrible meal. Taco with beef had just a watered down re fried bean with some beef with lettuce on top. Couldn't pick it up to eat because corn meal tortilla soggy. Beef burrito had only ground beef and nothing else. No lettuce, nothing. Waitress said only supremes got lettuce, etc. also, had to order rice... More 

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Thank Kathy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 4th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881-4667
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Haven
  • Phone Number: +(1)863-298-0993
Description
Great food at great prices at a nice atmosphere.

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