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El Metate - CLOSED

720 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3821
+1 218-844-5333
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
11 Jan 2014
“Now known as "El Loro", under new ownership!”
12 Sep 2013
“Great food.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Spanish
720 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3821
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Really enjoyed the food here, and sangria, and that you can dock your boat and walk over for lunch.

Thank l22s10
Reviewed 2 June 2012

The food was fantastic. They have a vegetarian section that is easily modifiable to vegan. The assortment and flavor combination of vegetables in the fajita was excellent. I have been a spanish language camp nurse for the authentic food and this is some very good...More

Thank wwbee
Reviewed 20 May 2012

We tried this restaurant 2 years ago when we were in town for Christmas. It was by far the best Mexican food I've had in the region.

Thank 6605stang
Reviewed 11 May 2012

They have great food, awesome drinks and just an all-around fun place to eat. Go hungry. Portions are huge. I've eaten there twice now, and each time I was not disappointed.

Thank cindyb54
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Mexican food done right Great drinks and friendly staff Nice selection lots of tables and roomy

Thank Wbgb
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  • Address: 720 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3821
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Detroit Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 218-844-5333
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