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El Taco Riendo

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2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
+1 612-781-3000
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Blaine, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here for lunch and LOVED everything! The tacos are amazing, the nachos are a huge portion, the people who work there so helpful and nice! Our new favorite place for Mexican food! So glad that we stopped there on a whim. Prices are very reasonable! A must try!!!

Thank Sadi14
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,269 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and parked in the back, but in the wrong parking lot. The line wrapped around to the front of the building and while waiting we asked the owner about parking and he suggested moving our car to one of their designated spots. We grabbed a mini menu from up by the counter and perused our options while we... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I'm a fan of tacos Pastor with the marinated pork. They do it right here with the meat cooked on a spit and then served on corn tortillas with cilantro and onions (cheese if you ask). These are some of the best tacos in town. Be ready to wait in line though because there usually is one.

Thank Nick G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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172 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Had Lunch here today,was a total accident,due to it being Thanksgiving,and it was one of the few places open. Being a Food lover,I had seen reviews for this place before,but was shy about eating there,due to lack of Parking spaces,and just the General location of it being packed into a Block of the old Nordeast. Straight to it,the food is... More 

Thank Kevin O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

An unpretentious family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant in NE Minneapolis. The burritos are enormous, so be hungry if you're getting one. They call them "Burrote" The -ito indicates little, but -ote means big, I guess. They have lots of options for meats, so if too many choices stress you out, be prepared for that. The Tinga (spicy marinated chicken) is really... More 

Thank donovantwaddle
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

White linen table clothes - Nope Stuffy Maître D' - Nope Snotty Waiter - Nope Pretentious Sommelier - Nope You stand in line and tell the person who prepares your food what you want and watch him make it for you. Then you pay and enjoy your food. Pretty simple. I personally like the quesadilla fresh off the grill.

Thank korepeterson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

My friends and I thought we would try something different in the Mexican food scene. We were all very pleased with our experience. My favorite part was the home made Horchata as it is my favorite drink. We were not expecting to order at the counter in such a cafeteria style however, that really was not a huge deal breaker... More 

Thank Christina B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I mean they have a mustached burrito running as a logo. It really doesn't get any better than this. Great place to grab a quick lunch. I am happy to spend my money here every day of the week.

Thank philjonesminneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Best tacos in Minneapolis hands down. Chorizo, el pastor, steak, chicken - it's all good. Tostadas and taco salads are fantastic too. Good Mexican beers and gold service. cheap eats and good times.

Thank giuliani1979
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Long menu of well-prepared food. Staff is congenial and they keep the place very clean. I wish they were still open as I type this.

Thank fc74mn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-781-3000

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