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El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant

160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
+1 970-586-4377
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the enchilada plate and the pork carnitas. Both were really good and lots of food. Needed to-go box for all the pork! Good family atmosphere, nothing fancy, but friendly and clean with good prices.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was authentic mexican. When a good number of the clients are Latino you know you have a winner. A little off the beaten path but worth the effort plus there is plenty of parking. Great food, yummy salsa and chips with friendly smiles...More

Thank donna b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was off the beaten tourist route and few people were there when we arrived mid afternoon.. Mexican food was good, not great. Salsa was different from what we usually get. Service was good. We like On the Border better and it is less expensive.

Thank Otto K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitstaff was attentive and the portions were ample. However, the food was very average. It makes me wonder what all the favorable reviews were based on. I don't go to restaurants for the ambiance, but if you do, this one has little.

Thank Endicott_Redbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our new favorite mex restaurant in Estes.service was also great,very happy folks.will go back next time we are in Estes park

Thank jbob357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall this place was very pleasant. Definitely a family oriented restaurant. My husband was satisfied with his plate filled burrito. My fish tacos left a lot to be desired. First of all the soft shells were dripping with oil. Secondly the filling was some mushy...More

Thank dbbookreader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at El Mex-Kal based on the recommendation of a local shopkeeper. She told us that what the restaurant lacked in atmosphere, it made up for it with quality Mexican dishes. Great recommendation that really panned out. Based on dishes we ordered, it was...More

Thank TroutBumOnTheLoose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tuck away in an out of the way corner of Estes Park, the outside will not impress nor the inside. But the servers are cheerful and helpful and the food is great. My wife had the Pollo Creama and loved it. I had the shredded...More

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was just so so. Not bad but not something I would want to go back to. My Mexican burrito was good but spouses chicken fajitas weren't so good. Not white cheese dip either

Thank Tammie P
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! We were so impressed. We came here on the referral of a local and I am so glad we did. The restaurant staff was beyond accommodating! Our one year old was wound up from being in the car all day and the staff played...More

Thank Robyn P
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2 July 2015|
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Response from EstesLass | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-4377
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