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El Taco Riendo

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2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
+1 612-781-3000
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I'm a fan of tacos Pastor with the marinated pork. They do it right here with the meat cooked on a spit and then served on corn tortillas with cilantro and onions (cheese if you ask). These are some of the best tacos in town. Be ready to wait in line though because there usually is one.

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Thank Nick G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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171 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Had Lunch here today,was a total accident,due to it being Thanksgiving,and it was one of the few places open. Being a Food lover,I had seen reviews for this place before,but was shy about eating there,due to lack of Parking spaces,and just the General location of it being packed into a Block of the old Nordeast. Straight to it,the food is... More 

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Thank Kevin O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

An unpretentious family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant in NE Minneapolis. The burritos are enormous, so be hungry if you're getting one. They call them "Burrote" The -ito indicates little, but -ote means big, I guess. They have lots of options for meats, so if too many choices stress you out, be prepared for that. The Tinga (spicy marinated chicken) is really... More 

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Thank donovantwaddle
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

White linen table clothes - Nope Stuffy Maître D' - Nope Snotty Waiter - Nope Pretentious Sommelier - Nope You stand in line and tell the person who prepares your food what you want and watch him make it for you. Then you pay and enjoy your food. Pretty simple. I personally like the quesadilla fresh off the grill.

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Thank korepeterson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

My friends and I thought we would try something different in the Mexican food scene. We were all very pleased with our experience. My favorite part was the home made Horchata as it is my favorite drink. We were not expecting to order at the counter in such a cafeteria style however, that really was not a huge deal breaker... More 

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Thank Christina B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I mean they have a mustached burrito running as a logo. It really doesn't get any better than this. Great place to grab a quick lunch. I am happy to spend my money here every day of the week.

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Thank philjonesminneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Best tacos in Minneapolis hands down. Chorizo, el pastor, steak, chicken - it's all good. Tostadas and taco salads are fantastic too. Good Mexican beers and gold service. cheap eats and good times.

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Thank giuliani1979
minneapolis
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Long menu of well-prepared food. Staff is congenial and they keep the place very clean. I wish they were still open as I type this.

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Thank fc74mn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Been with them since the old location. Great owners! Check out the tongue chimy or the cubano torta. Catering and food truck.

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Thank Muqtada_Burzynski
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Wide variety of authentic Mexican food served hot and tasty. Food is prepared quickly and the restaurant is always busy. I go here for lunch 1-2 times per month and have for several years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-781-3000

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