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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (28 reviews)
“burrito” (28 reviews)
“shredded beef” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My wife and I were vacationing in Estes Park, and we choose to dine at El Mex-Kal Family Family Mexican Restaurant. I ordered a Steak Fajita while my wife ordered soup with an enchilada. She enjoyed her food and my fajita was Excellent. During our...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I had a Chile Relleno and my husband had a burrito combination plates. Our grandson had a chicken taco. Food was mediocre without much flavor. Service was good. Beer selection was good. Chips and salsa were good. Prices seemed too high for the lackluster food.

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife had the buritto and I had the 2 selection combo of a tamale and a burritto . They were just OK. We were surprised that the green chilies for my wife were an extra dollar and the sour cream and cheese for my...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Best Mexican food we have had in a long time. Large portion (chicken fajitas) which we easily split and both had plenty to eat. Friendly service, clean restaurant and great food. If ever in Estes Park again would definitely go back for dinner.

Thank jortwein
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We always visit El Mex-Kal when we are in Estes Park. Food is authentic and delicious, and staff is super attentive and delightful. There is rarely a wait, and they offer plenty of parking. As a vegetarian, I appreciate the several healthy offerings on the...More

Thank Nancy v
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in Estes for the day. Stopped by for dinner. We had burritos and margarita. Food and drinks were great. Would recommend to others. If you are looking for a fancy place this isn't it but it's clean and staff is...More

Thank pshart
Reviewed 16 September 2017

If you like authentic Baja Mexican you will love this restaurant. The salsa is great just like Baja style. It is clean and the staff is very friendly. A favorite of the locals.

Thank lizt917
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Big portion size but taste would get a 3/5. Service was good with the waiteress being very polite and helpful

Thank Ana K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We did take-out from here on our last night in Estes Park so that we could spend more of our last night at our cabin. The portions were very generous even the side orders, and they even gave us chips and salsa packaged for take-out...More

Thank Anne615
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Food wasn't good, but the service waitress was very friendly. Had fish tacos, I've never seen such a sloppy mess for fish tacos. Sort of like taking low grade overcooked fish and mixing it with gravy inside tortillas. Will not be going here again.

Thank MNtripper1972
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Response from EstesLass | Reviewed this property |
Ditto to the other answer: the best option is to call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
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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