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El Salto Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2246
+1 219-462-0100
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated at the bar and immediately taken care of. I had the burritos and my wife had a veggie burrito. She also had a "Sangrita" drink and LOVED it! Service was very quick and we were impressed at how quickly the food came out. The atmosphere was nice and the people friendly. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Joe S
Indiana
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My go to for Mexican food. The drinks and drink specials are great. I really enjoy the taco salad. The beef is flavored well. Spice but not to much spice. You get free chips and salsa which is fresh and you can tell the chips are house made.

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Thank jessicamariez
Westville, Indiana
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped in tonight for dinner. We have been many times before but tonight, it was really good! The salsa was perfect. We have plenty of left overs for tomorrow. We were not disappointed. Our server was fantastic. I wish I could remember her name. Stop in & grab a bite. They have nightly specials. Tuesday's & Wednesday's are margharita nights.

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Thank 2peaches_10
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My family and I have enjoyed El Salto's for many occasions from anniversary celebrations to school field trips. For the last 2 years I have brought my Spanish level 3 and 4 students here to have a day of complete Spanish speaking and authentic Mexican cuisine and culture. The waiters and waitresses speak Spanish to the students and there is... More 

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Thank Rebecca R
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288 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. We ate outside under the sun umbrella and enjoyed the evening. The chips and salsa are great as were the fish tacos. I also ordered queso dip that was excellent. I felt the staff was very attentive and quick to serve. A very family friendly place with lots of options for everyone.

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Thank Allison C
Valparaiso, Indiana
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221 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Another Mexican place opened up that is close to home and its so much better. El Salto is better than Pepes for sure. Their salsa has a lot of cilantro in it and it seems to over power it. Chips are hard and thick. It's a beautiful restaurant and they have a bar with tvs all over. Just prefer the... More 

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Thank Laura99IN
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Good food good service. The Bistake El Salto is fantastic. Get the flan for desert. Sometimes there is a long wait. But worth it.

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Thank bassplyr4748
Chicago area
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Used to frequent this restaurant every week or two for about 5-6 years. Over the last year, it has gone downhill as far as service and quality of food. Our visits have been few and far between over the last year and we have finally visited for the last time around the beginning of 2016. It used to be so... More 

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Thank Kamadcourt
Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I was a regular at this restaurant and one day something happened, what was once the best Mexican restaurant turned into the worst. The had a great wait staff and had great food, all gone. Strange thing is, their newer location in Merrillville was very good.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The fajitas - awesome. They ask of ID's and we weren't carrying one so couldn't order alcohol. Lots of mosquitoes outside so make sure to apply a insect repellent if you are going in evening. Food is very nice and service is a little slow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3530 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2246
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-0100

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