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El Amigo Restaurant

3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
+1 219-531-5606
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak tacos” (4 reviews)
“sopes” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
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3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing authentic Mexican food. Super delicious all around. Expect to wait during peak hours. Looks divey. But absolutely friendly service and delicious food. They have hands-down the best Horchata and salsa around!!

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

El amigo is good food. It's a clean place. The dinning room is small. That would be my only complaint. I love the chicken tacos and the tamales are excellent. The place is not terribly expensive

Thank jimbob488
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place is great, don't discount it because it's so small. The food is awesome, the staff is always super friendly, and you get big portions for small prices!

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Limited menu, understaffed, mediocre food and very slow service. With a rich assortment of Mexican restaurants in Valparaiso, you can do much better elsewhere.

Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Big fan of this place and it's food..but saddened when I left at 1pm today and witnessed a staff member peeling on wall outside...at least he was facing wall and not the traffic...by the way you could see and tell what he was doing...from Calumet...More

2  Thank TransplantedTexan219
Reviewed 12 May 2016

You don't go to El Amigo for atmosphere, you go there for good Mexican food. Guacamole is always fresh, too!

Thank Babes3020
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for years now! I love the food, very authentic Mexican. They don't hold back on the size of the burritos! They are large in size and taste! The Salsa could be a little hotter! that is the only...More

Thank DarD55
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Love the burritos and always grab one when near here. Large cheap and full of flavor. About same size as chipotle but about 1/2 the price and better flavor to me. Comes with plenty of hot sauce.

Thank steve t
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about, definitely shows its age, but the food is very good. Our favorites are the steak sopes and steak tacos. Quick & ecellent service

Thank Sweetts85
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious, authentic mexican food. Quick friendly service. The tables are not fancy and the finishes show some age but the taste of the food is right on. Reasonable prices too! They also offer carryouts.

Thank valpofred
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-531-5606
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