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El Arado

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1063 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1753
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was less than ideal. Wasn't bad, but wasn't very attentive. The restaurant was pretty empty and there were 3 servers, but had delays for things like refills. The food was good. Your standard Mexican fare. Nothing stood out, good or bad. So if you are looking for a quick lunch or dinner spot (we were here for dinner as... More 

Thank bh34688
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

went for lunch, plenty of street parking nearby. Staff was okay, no overly friendly. Food was good, plentiful and about average price

Thank wizardfitz
Indianapolis, Indiana
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have lunch here frequently with some biologist friends who work nearby at Eli Lilly. Service is fast, food is good and reasonably priced, parking is convenient and free.

Thank danielt2011
Carmel, Indiana
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Mid afternoon about 330 Tuesday - 1 other customer (couple) at outside table - we chose to eat outside - no hurry as we were in a mood to relax. Placed our order (steak fajita) and after about 1 hour the waitress - apparently new - asked if we wanted anything else??????????? We had not had our meal served yet!!!!!!!... More 

Thank cj d
Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

While friends were waiting over two hours to get into La Margarita down the street, we walked in and got immediate seating. Service was fast and sincere, food was good (pretty standard, but the carnitas tacos were quite good). Actually had a magician walking around that I thought was going to be very bad - but he turned into one... More 

Thank Greg R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I LOVE this restaurant. First time visiting, set outside and enjoyed the scenery. Ordered the fish tacos and my mouth exploded with delight. Where have you been all my life? And Manuel, our waiter was personable, friendly and made my husband and I feel as though we were the only ones in the restaurant.

Thank Kari S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Small friendly restaurant in the Fountain Square area right near the fountain. Excellent food and reasonably priced lunch specials. Once in awhile I treat myself to a dessert of their delicious flan.

Thank danielt2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Food was ok.3 different dishes from each of us.All were good.Meats listed was 3 but only one was available .No draft beer.Menu not to be taken literalty..

Thank steve b
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I live in the area and have visited several Mexican restaurants. Most are similar and so is this one, however the atmosphere and food seem to be just a cut above. Fish tacos are my favorite paired with a good Mexican beer and lots of limes. Sit outside if the weather permits and take in the wonderful people watching. (Some... More 

Thank Eldergioe
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a Groupon for El Arado that expired tonight. I was skeptical after reading the reviews, but wow...what a great little spot! After a round of margaritas and some fresh guacamole w/ chips & salsa, our entrees arrived. Both of our entrees (enchiladas for her and the 'super donkey' burrito for me) came in HUGE portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1063 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1753
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 3176322076

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