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Taqueria El Potro

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1401 Rodd Field Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4321
+1 361-986-1028
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Arroyo Grande, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Corpus Christi and Padre Island area twice a year and was looking for a good Mexican restaurant when this place was suggested to me by a resident. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but I'm always greeted warmly and the parking lot is usually full no matter what time I go there. Easy to tell... More 

Thank Walstib13
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum 👅 yum 👅 yum 👅! What a lovely, down-to-earth unassuming place with delicious, inexpensive food! I had the lunch special-couldn't tell ya what it was called, (ask our waitress to pick),- it was a huge plate with sautéed 🐥 chicken, 🍤 shrimp, sautéed onions and assorted 🌶 peppers. It came with the best re-frieds I have ever had &... More 

Thank Jacksbox
Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This Mexican food restaurant is a favorite night! The food is ALWAYS GOOD. Service is friendly and quick. Hot sauce is flavorful, chips are over flowing! I have been here at least 100 times and have never been disappointed! At times I have even been healthy with the wholewheat tortillas! My husband cannot go without getting the shrimp cocktail! Big... More 

1 Thank Curlygirlpadre
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I usually order to-go. The menudo is great. My family loves the breakfast tacos. For breakfast I like to order the Chilaquiles verdes and I usally get them to add chicken to it. For lunch you can't beat the beef quesadilla plate.

1 Thank Sal G
Corpus Christi, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great place to eat for family, friends or guest. I eat here often great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a large menu of selections that are well prepared. Staff is friendly and courteous.

1 Thank Henry P
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My dad and I stopped here while in town. When we asked a local business for their recommendation for a nice down home Mexican restaurant this came up immediately. So, we gave it a shot. First of all, the place seemed quite clean and staff very nice. I have their Tacos AL carbon that were quite delicious. I was served... More 

1 Thank southtexastraveller
St augustine, fl
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband's goal was to have some great Mexican food and this did not disappoint! I grew up in the Bluff and it's my husband's first time here with me- we met about 10 friends here and had an excellent lunch! My taquitos were amazing! The hot sauce and chips were excellent and the tortilla soup was yummy and garnished... More 

Thank Mconlon1
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Loved that they had homemade tortillas and wonderful salsa! All of us enjoyed our meals and the steak plate I ordered was perfect. Portion sizes were spot on. Fast and friendly service and great price point. We will go there again when next in town.

1 Thank AR1350
San Antonio, TX
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Quick breakfast tacos. We had HOMEMADE corn tortillas, it was good with some barbacoa. It hit the spot heading out from the coast. Will return when back in town

1 Thank CaptainClaud
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

It's cheap, so that's a plus. The service was good. The food, eh. Typical Mexican food. Nothing to write home about. But it wasn't bad by any means. Great place to go in a hurry and on a budget.

1 Thank shyalewine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Rodd Field Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-986-1028

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