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El Norteno

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1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
+1 602-254-4629
07:30 - 22:00
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Chandler, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on a "Taco Wednesday" and had the special...tacos, of course. Two home-made hard-shell tacos, rice, beans and a small drink for under $6!!! The food was fantastic, and the price was right. Come with cash...and a little patience. Seating is limited, so get there early (lunch starts at 10:30am) if you plan to eat there, otherwise take it to... More 

Thank Jeff M
Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food here is legit, Make sure you have cash when visiting this mom and pop shop. They have the most delicious and feeling combinations ever.

Thank cherries86
Peoria, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place for many yrs. As do my Co workers. Need to go here for best food. Especially chili relleno. Best ever had.

Thank marlene o
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Small outside dining area but this is primarily a to go restaurant. Very modest tiny ordering area, lots of construction workers, locals go here. I have never had a bad meal. Prices are very very reasonable. Just a simple gem of a take out Mexican restaurant. Daily specials.

Thank bobaztraveler100
Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

it sits on the corner of roosevelt and 7th ave. ..upcoming neighborhood the place is filty and unkept......will not return

Thank paulawernke
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Well I've been coming here for over 30 years now. The food is consistent and yummy !! it has one of the best salsa and the chips are good thin and light. but the Highlight is the chili relleno burrito. I've had this chili Relleno burrito at many other Mexican restaurants being a fine connoisseur of Mexican food. i have... More 

Thank Chanel A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent mexican food. Take cash as that is all they accept. The Sonoran enchiladas are awesome. The beef tacos are great too. Never had a bad meal

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I was a bit hesitant to eat Mexican food just before a 5 hour flight, but I have nothing but great things to say about El Norteno. Just make sure you go to 7th Ave and not 7th Street (as we did by accident). We had the Red Chile Chimichanga (spicy and delicious), the Pollo Fundido (good but salty) and... More 

Thank Songer5
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Total dive. Cash only. No indoor seating. BEST. MEXICAN. FOOD. IN. PHOENIX. Firstly, it may be cash only but the prices are great. Just hit the freaking ATM before you go and stop whining. They have a huge menu, so large it takes up a good portion of one of the walls of the phone booth sized area you order... More 

Thank Jill S
Goodyear, Arizona
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This is the place where you can get the absolute best breakfast burrito in Phoenix. There is nothing fancy about this place except the amazing food. No indoor seating, cash only, they are all about the food. Chorizo, egg potato breakfast burrito is the bomb. Huge, flavorful and great tortilla!

Thank alrog4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-254-4629

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?