312 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA | Directions 9866045.629039 -122.668817
Neighborhoods: Esther Short
Like eating Taco Bell but paying more for it. Wouldn't even call this Mexican food. No flavor, salsa was a step above tomato sauce and chips were from a bag. Not worth it at all.
I love this place. Lunch buffet I'd the best. They have fajitas and my fav Mexican pizzA thing. Plus its a great deal. I used to go to tne bar there alot. great consuelas
I've been visiting El Prez ever since they opened. I love the rice & beans. I love the shrimp cooked in garlic butter.I've never had a bad meal at ElPrez.They are constantly redecorating and the new internal paint job looks great. The dance floor in the Cantina is much larger than the original with plenty of room to "get down"and do "your thing". The Cantina has a nice stage for the Karaoke singers and the KJ plays all of the top stuff.The drinks are great, too. You can't beat the prices. A great place to spend the weekend.Plenty of bigscreenTVs to watch your favorite teams play and a great atmosphere.
We had a family reunion at El Presidente last night. There were 21 of us so they set us up in our own room. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I can't say the same for the margaritas but everything else made up for the weak drinks. Our waiter was in and out constantly making sure we were well stocked with chips and salsa and anything else we might need. Everyone left full and happy!
Excellent Mexican Food Place – We are new to Vancouver and ate at El Presidente for the first time last night and thought it was fantastic! If you want authentic Mexican food, and not the American/Mexican tex mex food, then this is the place to go! Its an old classic building with character and charm that makes you feel welcome. The wait staff took good care of us, although you could tell they were very busy and a little overwhelmed, but it did not appear to affect our service. The kids meals included drinks and dessert, something you dont find much anymore. Even the beans, rice and chips, were better than several Mexican places I have eatten. Again, very authentic and good quality! We were happy to find this place close to our new home. We will be back.
excellent friendly service – excellent place to eat and drink
DIRTY--SMELLY AND HORRIBLE FOOD!!!! – Not sure how this restaurant could even receive one star. I am in agreement with the Sept 14 Post. BEWARE OF THIS PLACE! The entire restaurant smells like musty sour carpet and cigarettes. The tables were absolutely filthy. The grouted tiled table tops had years of food and stains embedded in them. The health department really should look into inspecting this place. I am sure that the tables have bacteria growing on them. The bland food was absolutely a disappointment as well. The enchiladas had no taste and were watery. The fajitas contained dry over cooked meat with lots onions. Again no flavor!! The service was almost non-existent!! They call this Mexican food? My suggestion is find somewhere else to eat Mexican Food this filthy restaurant is a waste of time and money!!!!!!!
BEWARE OF THIS PLACE!!! – How this restaurant received four and five star puzzles me!! I can only attribute it to fake reviews. The food, service and atmosphere are poor to say the least. I am positive that the place has NOT been deep cleaned in years. The restaurant smells of wet dog and old food. The tables appeared to have caked on food and stains in the grout. At that point a Clorox Wipe would have come in handy due to the fact I was worried that the years of filth would make me ill. The food was just as bad or worst then it appeared. The rice contained something similar to a slimy onion. The enchiladas were bland and mushy. (Most likely have been sitting in a steam table for days) The bean were only item that was edible on the entire plate. Will not be back
service needs improvement – I was disappointed to be taken to this establishment for my 64th birthday and nothing was mentioned about a birthday complimentary 1/2 off meal even tho the waiter was told it was my birthday. the service was terribly slow and there were 5 in our party and we kept running out of chips and salsa due to the lenghthy wait for our meals and the bus girl did more then our waiter. The food was 1/;2 hot. The rice and beans had sat under the heat lamp i an sure as they had a crust ion them but the rice was cool- the fajitas came in spurts-- the condiment the platter and then the shells_ I was very disappointed in the delivery and service and am sure will not recommend this place if any onoe is in a hurry or expects great service
For the better – This place has turned around for the good. Food is good and Drinks are cheap!
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