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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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1553 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7351
+1 904-241-6910
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Duluth, Georgia
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My boyfriend and I visited here while staying in a nearby hotel. I saw an ad for this restaurant in the hotel's binder and since I love Mexican food, I thought "Why not?!". Overall, the service was average at best. We visited on a Sunday night around 8pm and the place was pretty empty - perhaps only 2 or 3... More 

Thank MsJessBunny
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Chips and salsa very good; food just average; dinner not very hot when served. Just your average Mexican restaurant - nothing special, Good prices.

Thank socialobserver
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We haven't been here for years but thought we would give it a try again. My food was great, shrimp quesadilla. My husband had a steak, which was not so great. The service was very good and the margaritas were average.

Thank BFarinella
Jacksonville, Florida
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Impressed by the quick service and good food. Also loved their margarita specials during happy hour.

Thank Carol F
Tampa, Florida
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I ate here with my wife after driving to Jax Beach from Tampa. It was 5PM on a Saturday and it was not crowded. We sat down and were promptly greeted by a friendly server. She brought us some chips & water when she returned. She asked if we had any questions and answered my menu question. My wife ordered... More 

Thank Johnny-Boricua
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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99 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Started the meal with a pitcher of Margaritas for the six of us. After drinking the first, felt nothing. Now I'm a lightweight, one beer or drink and I feel the buzz. I felt noting with this drink, same for my wife. She even stated there was no alcohol in the pitcher, only mixer. If they added alcohol it was... More 

Thank Zep_58
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Food was awful. Enchilada tasted like it was covered in tomato paste. Tacos were very dry. Just hamburger and grated cheese. No lettuce, no tomato, no sauce. Enchilada suprema was no better. They missed the alcohol in the drinks. Plus, the restaurant was very hot. Avoid at all costs.

Thank Pat S
Sebastian, Florida
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94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My husband and I went here for lunch one day. I ordered the chicken enchilada, a hard, crispy taco and a tostada. I was NOT impressed with any of it. The refried beans were so so, the salsa was nice and spicy. My husband ordered a cheese and onion enchiladas, rice and beans.

Thank Debbers L
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

In the past, a go-to for me.....ordered take out. Had an older menu in a binder that showed three enchiladas for $6.99 and when I went to pick it up, it was up to $12.99! Surprise!!! The food was poor, lacking sauce and taste. The chips were over cooked and the salsa saved this review. I live right down the... More 

Thank JBfromJB
Middleburg, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

One of my favorite places for Mexican food at Jacksonville Beach..The ceviche is excellent as are most items on the menu. Food arrives quickly and is delicious. The wait staff are wonderful and pricing is reasonable.

Thank Jill C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1553 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7351
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-241-6910

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