St. Paul >Food & Dining > El Amanecer
194 Concord St, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510744.929173 -93.077394
Neighborhoods: West Side, Concord-Robert
El Amanecer or "The Sunrise" is AMAZING!!!! – Highly recommend.
True Mexican – Small restaurant, cheap food, true Mexican food. I go there at least once a month with my Mexican friends. They always said this reminds them of growing-up food, only better. Love the place and has good City Pages reviews (use to be best Mexican restaurant). If you're use to Mexican-American food. If you're looking for a "don pablo's" place, this is not it. If you're looking for true Mexican food, this is the place.
BEST MEXICAN FOOD ANYWHERE – This is my favorite Mexican restaurant, the waitress's are very friendly, helpful and prompt! I enjoy the family atmosphere, the art work on the walls, the food is absolutely delicious, and the prices are very affordable!!!. I look forward to my next visit. OH! and they have ample 'off street' parking too,
Are we talking about the same restaurant? – Okay, our waitress was beautiful. But "soggy" doesn't begin to describe the chili rellenos I encountered. It was literally dripping oil - you could taste it; you could drink it if you preferred. My guess: the deep fryer wasn't nearly hot enough. Adding insult to injury, neither the beans nor rice were hot, merely luke warm. And we were mislead about the drinks - we called ahead, asking if they served margaritas, and were told "sí", but it turns out they have no "hard liquor license", so these margaritas are made with some malt beverage mix. ¡Qué lastima! ¡muy malo! Same with the piña colada - it was a syrupy concoction that we left untouched. My meal was over 50% inedible. When I pressed down with my fork, to show the waitress my oily dish, she appeared appalled as well, and offered to replace it. So, great waitress, lousy food.
Authentic Mexican food in the heart of St. Paul's West Side. – In Short
Owned and managed by the Sánchez brothers, five men from Mexico who have more than 100 years of restaurant experience among them, this restaurant draws both English- and Spanish-speaking patrons for live mariachi music on the weekends. Non-Hispanic patrons love the combination dinners that include classic enchiladas, tacos and burritos. Latinos choose seafood specialties camarones a la michoacana: sauteed shrimp with jalapenos, onions and tomatoes in shrimp stock, named after the brothers' home state.
mleibel – I absolutely love going here, the food is delicious my kids even agree. My husband loves all the beautiful ladies that work there. except for the combination plates which include tostadas they are always soggy. Servers are polite and respectful. I have taken friends to this location and would like to go again. We even ride on our Harleys and eat outside. The feeling you get is great of course. The problem with most restraunts is that they want to be the best but they dont wan to provide the best service.
authentic but annoying – Our experience was one of annoyances, though the staff was certainly well-meaning: fajita sat in front of us swimming in oil while we waited interminably for tortillas, the band, which would have been nice at a distance, played right in our ears, and tables were so small I kept dropping forks and napkins off the side. Salsa was tasty and everything besides the fajita tasted authentic. If it is authentic (as the waitress insisted), then I do not like bits of meat swimming in oil (I guess).
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