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El Vallarta

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223 N Black River St, Sparta, WI 54656-1529
+1 608-269-0547
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sparta, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is not flashy, just humble great tasting Mexican food. We have had several lunches here for co workers that were having a Birthday, or moving away. They are very easy to work with and produce lunch in fast manner. My Husband also make this a dinner spot when we crave a taste of Mexico.

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Thank Mary L
Sparta, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and I have never had a bad experience. I've heard people give this place a bad rap but for restaurants of its type it is the best in the area. I work in La Crosse and the food here is better (and a better value) than many authentic Mexican restaurants there. I've tried nearly... More 

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Thank Chynna R
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love to lunch here. Food is dependably good and always is fast so we are in and out (and full!) in 30 minutes. Great for an evening meal too, margaritas are fantastic.

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Thank Jennifer K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Since being relocated to Wisconsin it was awesome to find a authentic Mexican restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff we have had so far are great. Our family eats here weekly. Best place in Sparta to eat by far.

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Thank Kelly A
Sparta, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years, and it's probably the most legit restaurant in Sparta. I have heard of some health code issues, but I feel lime they have made significant improvements to fix those. They are nice people, they have delicious food, and it's pretty cheap. Good dining in or take out and their margaritas are always good to.

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Thank Chynna91
Sparta, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Have dined here several times and have no complaints with the food. Portions are more than enough (usually have a take out box). Margaritas are good and plentiful. Prices are reasonable and owners/staff are very attentive and friendly. ProTip: Sometimes the bottled beer is flat or "skunky." I suspect that it is due to poor handling (going from cold to... More 

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Thank John R
Alexandria, Virginia
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoyed an absolutely decision lunch at El Vallarta. The menu had all the traditional options. The basket of chips was huge and I really liked having individual bowls for salsa. The house margarita had wonderful flavor and we just kept shoveling the food in it was so tasty. Prices are awesome.

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Thank Allie_Zoe
Sparta, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our family dines weekly at this restaurant and enjoy the great hospitality. Food is excellent and unbelievably cheap! They are very accommodating to special requests.

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Thank Lori M
Cataract, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I arrived for a good Mexican meal and was rudely escorted to a barely clean table with my wife . She requested a different table but ignored . After a 23 minutes wait we finally got our orders made. Neither one of the dinners were correct and the police were arresting illegal persons and the health dept closed the restaurant... More 

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Thank paulkranz27
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, quick service. Short ride from downtown. Google maps took me to wrong location initially. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 N Black River St, Sparta, WI 54656-1529
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Sparta
  • Phone Number: +1 608-269-0547

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