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El Mexicano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
+1 518-226-0105
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bronxville, New York
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People couldn't be more friendly, food and service couldn't be better. We've been there at least 5 times now, including New Years Eve 2016, and it never disappoints. First time was a surprise; we hadn't heard anything about the place and were expecting a weak attempt at replicating Mexican food. First clue: everyone working in the place is Mexican (OK,... More 

Thank Tomale54
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visit El Mex for an authentic Mexican experience. From the servers who speak fluent Spanish to the perfectly selected music, you will feel like you've stepped into a vibrant cantina. Prices are very reasonable, servers are happy and smiling.

Thank Antoinetta B
Latham, New York
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped in to grab a quick bite and watch the game until halftime. What an unexpected great find! We can't say enough about the service and food. Salsa and guacamole were exceptional, a vegetarian entrée was specially made as one of my party had a few food issues, margaritas were made as ordered, we were even given a complimentary... More 

1 Thank TLLatham
Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We happened to be in Saratoga Springs for our son's rowing regatta. We needed lunch and just happened across this place. Amazing! Wonderful staff and delicious food. My son is Celiac and we asked for a corn tortill(a when they brought out (free) flour tortilla appetizers for us. They remembered and at the end of the meal brought delicious fried... More 

1 Thank L C
Kingston, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place was a real treat. Read another review about this and figured we'd give it a try and we were glad we did. From the food to the service everything was great. Tara our server was great with information and service. The food was hot and delicious and the shot of tequila at the end topped off the night.... More 

Thank gmp010359
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We can here for a late lunch. We were a large group. The food came out quickly and the servers were very friendly and solicitous. I really enjoyed my delicious vegetarian burritos and the warm corn tortillas with delicious salsa. Others in my group felt that their food was good but weren't as happy as I was. I was also... More 

Thank msw7
Wilmington, North Carolina
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought some of the best Mexican I've had would be found in Cambodia! The carnitas and the al pastor tacos were my favorites!

Thank Bostnyank
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I came here somewhat last minute, as I was passing through and in the mood for good mexican food. This restaurant is awesome. It has pleasant ambience, and I was happily surprised by the salsa they brought me almost immediately upon sitting down. While it could have been spicier in my opinion, the freshness and flavor was superb; an excellent... More 

Thank Indigo W
Schroon Lake, New York
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful lunch. The Food was so delicious and the service was great. Immediately had salsa and chips brought to you before you ordered. After your lunch, a complimentary dessert. Oh, did I forget to mention prices, Wow, Outstanding!!!! You have to stop in, you want regret it.

Thank GaGirl_13
Bucks County
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nice outdoor cafe and very large indoor restaurant. We sat outside and were promptly brought salsa and chips. Lunch menu has good selection. Menu states that everything prepared mild unless you specify spicy. This is a nice option for those who can't have spicy food. A dessert cinnamon apple fried thing was brought to the table gratis. Food is very... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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: 208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-226-0105

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