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El Norte Mexican Grill

#139 of 725 Restaurants in Plano
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2205 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75023-7815
+1 972-596-6783
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Dallas, TX
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268 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been eating here for 20+ years! The queso is delicious as well as the quesadillas and enchiladas. Really everything is great! The prices are very reasonable too. Service is fast and attentive. Love this restaurant.

Thank boymomdfw
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Gosh, when I lived in Nashville I dreamed about the salsa at El Norte. All the selections are great as is the service. Many of the folks have been there for years. They make a mean Margarita also.

Thank car0lina8248
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The food was bad. We will not come me back again! This is not a Mexican restaurant. The place didn't smell good. The price is not for what you get. The server was good.

Thank Coral F
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a casual and comfortable neighborhood place. Food is ok if you like your enchiladas rice and beans served warm.... when they should be hot. And the server never refilled our water glasses. Service is below average and food is barely rated as average. There are better choices in the area.

Thank Edward W
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been going here for probably 20 years. The food has become pretty bland and not exciting. The server was great, but my plate had clearly sat under the warmer for quite some time. The beans were hard on top, the chicken was dry and rice was crispy. Maybe it was an off night, but I was very disappointed.... More 

Thank LedbetterLodge
Plano, Texas
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

After driving by this place for nearly a year and a half, my wife and I finally decided to give it a try. It's not hard to miss; it's the blue building with the patio in the front. Hostess was very friendly and we were seated immediately. The hostess also brought us the chips and salsa. (To me, the salsa... More 

Thank garrwick66
McKinney, Texas
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806 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A group of us stopped here for lunch. The atmosphere here is good and server was quite friendly and attentive. The food was good but not great. I had the lunch chicken burrito with chili sauce. The lunch was accompanied by rice and beans.

Thank DDay1959
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Went last week after taking a break from the local places and was so disappointed when a roach ran across the table. I caught it, impressed the kids, showed the Mgr and he gave me a meal for free for the next visit. It was so gross. Went back to try again, rice wasn't fresh but no bugs at the... More 

Thank Boaterchic
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749 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I stopped in today (a Saturday) for a late lunch and were promptly seated in a booth as requested. The service was prompt and friendly. The chips were crispy and salty and the salsa was super flavorful. We tried the white Queso today and enjoyed it as an alternative to regular yellow Queso. It was thick and... More 

Thank JoInTexas
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Hidden away from the downtown district, this is a good place to check out for good, authentic Mexican food. Have yet to be disappointed. Guacamole is delicious and I absolutely love their salsa.

Thank MrBrazil85

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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2205 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75023-7815
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Plano
  • Phone Number: +1 972-596-6783

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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?