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El Puente Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1111 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-6023
+1 417-883-4502
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I came here to take some of my friends out to dinner. I have driven by here several times so decided to give it a try. You know, "nothing ventured, nothing gained", so we dare to venture. Trust me there was nothing gained but major disappointment. Our waiter took over ten minutes just to bring us water, because he said... More 

1 Thank J S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Food was just typical mexican...Nothing special. The service was fine. The prices weren't bad. However, the bathrooms were bad though. Won't go back.

Thank Michelle S
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137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It's impossible to beat the happy hour specials at El Puente if you're ordering import beers, and really what other kind would you have here? Service is friendly, attentive and fast at nearly time of your visit. The food diahes can sometimes taste same-y, but the simpler the better. I go with the nachos el puente and am never disappointed,... More 

Thank Zach S
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The wife and I decided to try this place since it was next to our hotel. The food was awesome! Going back today to try something new on the menu.

Thank Antoine H
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite go to for Mexican. The taco Jalisco is my favorite. My husband loves the churri pollo. We have never had any issues with wait staff or food.

Thank Kristin S
Springfield, Missouri
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this restaurant. I have never tried anything I didn't like. It's authentic and it's delicious! The staff is so efficient and very professional. Side note: I dropped $20 in the booth once and they saved it and gave it to me the next time I was in. Whaaaa?!

Thank beckey23
Springfield, Missouri
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The service was questionable this time which was disappointing. The food is always good. I had the beef and chicken fajitas. I got 3 meals out of it. Love the chips and salsa. Their queso was good and my friends loved their margaritas. I was driving. I'll be back.

Thank dolphingirl23
Ava, Missouri
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

From the chips to salsa to guacamole and then the Chili Verde Pork Most delicious and authentic Mexican Cuisine I have had in a long time. La Peunte Chili Pork Verde on the same quality as my Pork Verde.

Thank Claudia4172014
Nixa, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We Love El Puente and have eaten here MANY times over several years. Before you can even get situated in your seat there is a warm basket of chips and salsa in front of you. My husband loves the Enchiladas, Queso, and Margaritas on ice, and while I NEVER order tacos at any other Mexican Restaurant, because I'm always disappointed,... More 

Thank Pam D
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Salsa good ... have hotter if not hot enough ... good lunch specials cant beat the price !! King burrito also good !!

Thank frank k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-883-4502

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