11590 Robinson Dr NW, Coon Rapids, MN | Directions 5543345.179612 -93.316070
El Loro, Coon Rapids – I don't know why many reviewers are complaining about the ambience at El Loro. It is very authentic Mexican with really great murals about Mexican history. The food is hot (heat and spicy if you want it), service is fast and friendly. I always take my Spanish students there to get a little taste of Mexico. We have had as many as 45 people in a group and still the service was very good and the good served hot and good.
Fantastic mexican food! – Like others have said, the ambiance of the restaurant leaves something to be desired... but once you start eating you completely forget about decor! I LOVE this place. I go here about once every couple of months and I always introduce friends to El Loro if they enjoy mexican food.
It's seriously great. I've always had great service; I've even had a couple of waiters suggest meals that I hadn't thought of (not because they were more expensive, just the opposite in fact). The food arrives quickly, and while you wait you get to chow on complimentary chips with salsa and some delicious white creamy dip.
If you're a margarita drinker, I would recommend the ones here. They're not so "bottled mix" tasting as other places, they're cheap, and the drink mixer is not stingy with the tequila!
All in all, I love this place. It's so fun when the divey-looking places turn out to have great food along with their great prices!
Inexpensive and Yummy! – Friendly and fast, cheap food, pretty good quality. I'd go back! I have my qualms about the place being right next to a graveyard, but, eh... whatever, right!
I enjoyed the RANCH sauce... not cheese like some people think, not too sure how a person could exactly mistake that for cheese, but eh... whatever, right... and the salsa that came with the chips.
El Loro Thieves! – I visited El Loro in Coon Rapids yesterday. While the service and food was subpar at best, my greatest surprise was when I left my table for a moment only to return to find my prescription Versace eyeglasses missing from my table. I asked waitstaff and management. I received no assistance and an incredibly rude attitudes from all staff members including the owner.
Visit this restaurant if you have no other alternatives but make sure you keep all of your personal belongings in hand and out of sight from the corrupt thieves that work there.
Fajitas and margitias are awesome – My family and I are from New York were there is a large Mexican population. How surprised we were when we went to El Loro right near our new house and got authenic Mexican food. We go there at least once a month. The decor and restaurant itself is nothing to gush over but the food makes it so worth it. They are usually super fast which is great for the kids and the prices make it very affordable to eat out.
not safe – we have been comming here for some time now. In are visits we had to sacrifice service for food but was usually worth it. last week my girlfriend and i were eating , she had a small fruit fly in here beans. this was the last straw. we will never go back here again.
Lousy service – We went on a Thursday night and sat outside on the patio.
They were quick to bring menus and order drinks but then the waiting started. We waited minutes for our drinks to arrive - as we watched people who had arrived after us get their drinks.
The drinks finally arrived and we ordered food. We enjoyed the free chips and salsa but the cheese? sauce was really weird. We had to ask 3 different waiters to get some more salsa and waited 10 minutes for it to come.
The food finally came (after the people who had arrived after us had already gotten their food). The food was ok - not the best fajitas in the world (we prefer La Casita).
Then the waiting started again to get a doggy bag and the check.
Overall, we weren't that impressed and won't be hurry back. The El Loro in the Burnsville/Eagan area was better. For really good Mexican, we still prefer La Casita.
Mariachi Night, great food, good service – My family and I love El Loro! The waiters are all so friendly and they accommodate you so well! The food here is absolutely delicious as well! I also love the atmosphere. My Family and I adore Thursday nights Mariachi Band!
Mucho Gusto – This place has great food and friendly service at a terrific price! I am lactose intolerant and they never look at me funny when I ask for no cheese or sour cream. Even if they did, their terrific margaritas would make me not care :)
Absolutely my favorite – Great service decor and food.
You can just sit at the bar or have a full meal.
They have an ourdoor area as well.
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