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El Potrero

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5516 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI 48507-4031
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a few of the local Mexican restaurants over the years and El Potrero is my favorite. I eat there at least once a month and every time the food and service has been great. The El Guerro special is great for meat lovers and I either get that or one of their taco salads if I'm trying... More 

Thank briantangen
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Everything that we have eaten here is excellent! I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant! The food is great, the servers offer good service and the prices are reasonable!

1 Thank rvmoore7
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

If they possibly read these reviews, which I sincerely hope they do, the service is always good; but the buildings outside is disgusting! This place could be packed every night if the dirty old signs are taken down(lets say behind the "OPEN" sign and on the opposite side). Really? The neon is burnt out (visible), the "take out" is not... More 

3 Thank Leigh M
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food and great service. Best corn tortillas in the shrimp enchiladas. They were so soft and tasty and the shrimp was nice - not dried up little things. Chips and salsa came with my meal. Loved both. I was dining alone so I sat at the bar. Bartender was great about finding something that interested me on TV... More 

Thank BomMomMB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We tried the burritos, tacos and taco salad. All were excellent. The price was very reasonable and the food hot and delicious.

2 Thank letsgosurfin
Swartz Creek, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I ordered Fajitas, my husband ordered the burrito special. For the Fajitas I could select 3 of the following to go on them, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo. All of these should have been included. When they came the peppers were over cooked and bitter, the chicken was grizzly, bland, and dry. The portion... More 

4 Thank Nancy W
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Your average white cheese "speedy Gonzales lunch special" cheapish Mexican chain that isn't a chain but should be because they all have the exact same food type of restaurant. If you've been to one you've been to them all. When I go to these, there's always a lunch special #4 and that's what I always order. Because it's always the... More 

3 Thank Candace M
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

It was kind of strange the majority of the parking lot was in the back the Restaurant. Then the hostess stand was in the front of the Restaurant. The cheese was some what melted on my taco's I felt it was more tortilla then anything. the service was ok my server came around twice maybe three times. I seen other... More 

4 Thank nathan r
Holly, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I went there with my family tonight and enjoyed the food very much. They offer a tasty mild salsa that my kids can enjoy without burning their mouths. Their queso is some of the best I've ever had at a restaurant. My family of six ate until we were all full and still had three boxes of food we brought... More 

Thank sirafro2000
Flint, Michigan
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This restaurant is clean, and the food is delicious. I ordered the chicken chimichanga with beans, rice, pico de gallo, and a frozen lime margarita. The only thing I didn't care for was that the chicken was very bland. The chips and salsa were very good and so was the margarita. I got a brain freeze..it was so good! I... More 

3 Thank Tracy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5516 Fenton Rd, Flint, MI 48507-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Flint
Phone Number : 810-237-8844

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