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El Loco Mexican Cafe

465 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1002
+1 518-436-1855
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
465 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selections, many combo platters, excellent Margaritas, reasonable priced. Outdoor dining. Attentive and friendly staff. Great location, near Washington Park.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Washington Park around dinner time with my daughters looking for inexpensive kid friendly place and walked past El Loco. So glad we stopped in. Not your average Mexican. The place had only one table taken when we sat down but shortly filled up to...More

Thank DadhitstheRoad
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Hard to tell if there are new owners because nothing seems to have changed. Awesome Tex Mex, particularly like the Combo platters. Just not worth the price. What can you say about a place that provides salsa via a little dixie cup you have to...More

Thank NYLauratheExplorer
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great food, perfect for lunch or dinner...we have done both and enjoy a nice lunch there on Summer Saturdays.

Thank David S
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place on EQX radio and it did not disappoint. I had a turkey burrito and he had the ancho chicken quesadilla. Both were satisfying. There is actual alcohol in the margaritas, which is different from other restaurants we have visited. Overall a...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 24 December 2016

It started with cold tortillas chips that you have to pay extra for, then went down hill from there. Food arrived, on the same place, portions were cold and too hot to eat. There was cilantro in items that weren't supposed to have cilantro in...More

Thank irishtwinsny
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've been frequenting El Loco's since the late 80's. I know it's changed hands at least once and the menu never suffered from it. If you're able to get there be sure to have their chili either carne or not. Order a side of their...More

Thank travelbound1960
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A large group of my friends came here for dinner. I ordered the Nachos Classico with shredded beef. After a long wait, our meals came. My portion of nachos was definitely the largest and best value meal of what we ordered. The chips were nice...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner tonight after a movie. Seated quickly. Ordered a margarita. Disappointed. Smallest one I ever had. Dinner was good though - chicken and spinach enchilada and a ship salad. Service was excellent. If only the margarita was bigger!

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My expectations were set when I walked in and saw the funky ambiance. El Loco delivered! I'm a vegetarian and found NO problem finding many items that I would eat. The only problem was that I couldn't eat everything I wanted on the menu! This...More

Thank Toni P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-436-1855
  • E-mail