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El Bracero

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4100 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-7804
+1 219-872-0760
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Michigan City, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate at El Bracero and found the food to be uninspired and an aid to weight loss - via vomiting and diarrhea.

Thank jaduzink
Osceola, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Was hungry for Mexican food so we happen to drive by this restaurant and give it a try. Was we glad we did. The food was excellent and the portions were huge. Me and my husband could have easily shared a plate. Needless to say we had lunch the next day. Very pleased

Thank cab19611
Nunavut, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It's really all I have to say. It's nice. Not bad, not the best, not the worst. Friendly, exactly as expected.

Thank TheSPDT
LaPorte, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I have been going here since they first opened so many years ago. my significant and I went there for our first date and have been together ever since. The staff is very friendly and the foods amazing. Thumbs up from me !!!

Thank allishagourley81
Chesterton, Indiana
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have eaten at El Bracero several times now and have been happy every time. Their chips, which, by the way, are excellent and salsa are brought to your table immediately. I brought my son here for the first time for a late lunch; he always orders chicken fajitas at every Mexican restaurant he goes to. Even after requesting additional... More 

Thank Alice S
Chesterton, Indiana
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306 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

El Bracero offer authentic and fresh Mexican food. Stopped in for lunch and we were quickly served salsa and chips. The lunch specials are varied and priced reasonably. I loved my burrito with spicy red sauce and taco. Our server was attentive and checked on us several times. Very delicious and worth a trip!

Thank Marie A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

family of 4 in for weekend dinner. appetizer was unremarkable as were the entrees. Tried to ask server questions about food his restaurant served but there seemed to be a language problem. At one point, he just excused himself and went to another table-without answering (or possibly understanding our questions). When food did come out, they brought someone elses food... More 

Thank Charla M
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Great food and outstanding service. I would recommend the jalisco special. The only thing that is slightly lacking is the salsa. It does not seem like it is home made more like out of a jar.

Thank Joe L
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Outstanding daily specials. Authentic menu, and nothing but good border fare. They don't mix up what it is that they're doing. Meals come quick, and hot, and if you're in the mood for pleasant idle banter, I suppose applebees might be a better option. Staff is normally prompt, but when it's busy you might have to sit a minute and... More 

Thank Joseph M
Long Beach, Indiana
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you are thirsty and hungry for Mexican this is the place! Great friendly service and large portions. Try the El Bracero Fijatas of the Camarones a la Diabla and you will be back. I shouldn’t say this but prices are outrageously low!

Thank Nick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-7804
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-872-0760

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