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El Norteno Market & Deli

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4000 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2201
+1 612-722-6888
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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Every time I visit Minneapolis I come here for the deep fried tacos. I've been coming here for ten years and I recommend it to everyone. You're missing out if you haven't eaten here.

Thank amaxim01
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited El Norteno and were quickly seated in their lovely outdoor back garden. The hostess took our drink order and not realizing they served beer we ordered soda and tea, several minutes later our actual server came out carrying beers for another table which peaked our interest. When she came to our table asking if we were ready to... More 

Thank TChat75
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I just adore El Norteno!!! The owners are so very friendly & gracious & they take such good care of their very grateful customers. The food they serve is authentic & so very carefully & beautifully served. It is one of my most favorite restaurants in the area & their patio is a profusion of well tended blooms that so... More 

Thank kayblooms
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Just moved to the neighborhood and so happy to find El Norteno! Clean place, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Beer list is a little weak, but the food more than makes up for that. Awesome and quiet patio, too.

Thank augopher
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Delicious food and fabulous service! Definitely will return when we are in Minneapolis! The tamales were awesome!! Even bought salsa to take home and enjoy later. Beautiful and shaded outdoor seating.

Thank Nancy G
Plymouth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great food and the atomosphere feels like your in a small town restaurant that is family owned. Great warm chips and salsa as starters

Thank bhallenberg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Always good food, always good service. Good prices. Been going there for over 5 years on average twice every 3 months.

Thank rsollberg
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Our family enjoys meals here ALL THE TIME. We love the welcoming atmosphere, the fact that we can always get a table, and that the food is flavorful and filling. We suggest the barbacoa, the chile verde, and well, pretty much everything on the menu!

Thank starosta93
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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We came here because we wanted Mexican and had passed it several times. It is a homey place with some beautiful decorations. The menu is standard for a Mexican restaurant offering a good variety of choices. Even though the place was packed, the service was good. The food was good and we were satisfied. If you want USA typical Mexican... More 

Thank lugojrdn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

El Norteño is a homey, comfortable eatery with many Mexican standard menu items done well. The service was cheerful and attentive. It was quiet so that you could converse at a reasonable volume. Don't worry about the food being too hot. This is "entry level" Mexican done so that you (especially non-Mexicans) return for another meal.

Thank jimspahn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-722-6888

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