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El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant

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252 W Carleton Rd, Hillsdale, MI 49242-5034
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Hillsdale, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love their food!! Everything is good especially with a little Chorizo con queso on the side. Great family owners take pride in what and how they serve. Plan to go back many times over!

Thank 563tim
Cleburne, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great food! No butter for the tortillas and terrible internet connections while in the building. Servers were very nice!

Thank TerrieRace
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We dined at this restaurant based on the reviews. Either it was an off night or the reviews are absolutely wrong. The food was less than average, BUT the staff was very nice and it was reasonably priced. Honestly, I went for the food, so not a very good experience for me.

Thank sbernius
Jonesville, Michigan, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place has been open for a long time now, at it just keeps getting better. I travel all over the US, particularly in the southwest. I have never had any better Mexican food in the United States than here in my hometown of Hillsdale Michigan. Food is always SUPER fresh, place is spotlessly clean, and staff is friendly and... More 

1 Thank Vern B
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a simnple storefront restaurant in a small strip mall. The decor is very simple. They have an extensive menu to look over while you sample the free chips and salsa. We were a party of 6 and we all had different items for dinner, tacos, enchiladas, burritos and we were all happy with our meals. . I had... More 

Thank CuriousMiTraveler
Defiance, Ohio
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We met with friends here and had the tacos de carne asada, The steak was very flavorful, and the serving size was good. The beans were a little bland, but the rice was excellent. Our friends had shrimp quesadillas and they lovede those. The service was excellent, with drink and chip refills to our hearts content. I will be back... More 

Thank gadafone
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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249 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was a nice little find in Hillsdale. Good Mexican food, and fast, friendly service. We tried the chicken fajitas and they were as good as we have had anywhere.

1 Thank HappyDonor
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The food is fresh, fast and fantastic. Free chips & salsa are incredible! Staff is usually very friendly, but sometimes hard to understand. One of our very favorite places to eat!

Thank Debbie R
New York City, New York
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443 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Had a business dinner here on a Friday night. Arrived around 7 pm, place was almost completely full and we got one of the last tables. Free chips and salsa were very tasty. Service was OK, not great, food came fairly quickly considering how busy it was. The "Pollo Fiesta" platter was very tasty and filling, average sized portion including... More 

1 Thank William J
Hillsdale, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant and the food here is great and the margaritas are better then great!

Thank Bart L

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 W Carleton Rd, Hillsdale, MI 49242-5034
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Hillsdale
This is a small mexican restaurant in Hillsdale, Michigan, but it has great food for great prices.

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