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El Bravo Mexican Restaurant

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538 Rice St, South Saint Paul, MN
+1 651-291-0363
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Twin Cities
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is now my second trip. After my first meal, I wasn't impressed. Several of my coworkers have had reasonable meals, so I tried again. It's not good Mexican, and it's not good Tex Mex. I won't go again. There are very good Mexican restaurants a short drive away.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch today with about 7 Coworkers. Food was okay but they got the bill together and split it by the number of people and I wonder it was expensive when the bill came. We even added tip on top of it and my bill came around $17(added $3 tip) though I ordered something worth $8. Little... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

we go to El Bravo regularly for lunch, close to work. We just went today we took two new coworkers with us today. (their first time) after we paid and got back to work we talked about how high the bills where this time. I called and found out they had added the tip 20%. her comment was that it... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Hi This cozy family run restaurant has the Best enchiladas in town. Their prices are very reasonable and the food is always served hot and fresh. The Nachos Bravo is a great appetizer. The next time you are looking for great Mexican food, just head here. You will not be disappointed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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291 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

don't get the hard shell tacos, which were store bought and tasteless. greasy meat and no sides for the taco plate. some guy next to us ordered soft shells, which looked house fried. if i ever end up here again i guess that's what i'll try. but honestly terrible meat in these tacos. decent service when she wasn't talking to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

I have been going to El Bravo for years! My addiction is their enchiladas in gravy sauce. The have really good refried beans and rice as well. I wish the salsa wasn't so hot but then I don't overdo on the chips so it is for the best. I love that it is a smaller place and has the warmy... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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199 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

A gem of a Mexican Restaurant. Great food low price. The enchiladas are the best around. The nacho bravo is also great. Stop in and enjoy the food. 538 Rice St St Paul, MN 55103 (651) 291-0363

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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Rice St, South Saint Paul, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  South Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-291-0363

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