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El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant

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160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
+1 970-586-4377
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South Jordan, Utah
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! We were so impressed. We came here on the referral of a local and I am so glad we did. The restaurant staff was beyond accommodating! Our one year old was wound up from being in the car all day and the staff played with her and tried to keep her and her five year old brother entertained. The... More 

Thank Robyn P
Arvada, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We received a coupon from our hotel for a free margarita with entree purchase for this restaurant. We read some of the reviews and decided to give it a try. We both ordered the chili relleno's and a margarita. The rellenos were good, but the margarita was one of the worst I have even tasted. It was so sweet with... More 

Thank Cindy H
Rapid City, SD
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our lunch at El Mex-Kal. The food was excellent and the portions large. Service was friendly and efficient. Easy to find and ample parking...especially during a busy day in EP!

Thank SDScott
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good meal at a good value. Nothing stood out as any more extraordinary than any other Mexican restaurant. The salsa was spicy, which I loved. If you're not into spicy, it's not for you. The staff was attentive. The food came quickly. We had no leftovers.

Thank Robin C
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I started out with nachos, afterwards I got a vegetarian burrito. Everything was super delicious, I recommend anyone to visit this place, as well as I will be coming back sometime soon.

Thank Marianne W
Norman, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We were three: our granddaughter, my husband and I. We were so hungry for Mexican food. Our granddaughter was pretty opinionated about it being "real" Mexican food AND she's vegetarian...a tall order. So we rejected some places we'd tried before that we knew were not up to granddaughter's standards. We found El Mex-Kal. If this place was not new, at... More 

Thank JoAnn S
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Food was extremely expensive. I ate with one other person and we tried to pick decently and the bill was still $28. My "queso" on my chicken and rice was some sort of sour cream paste. Really not great food and very pricey.

Thank JaMcInA88
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a family Mexican restaurant with excellent service and good food. The food was good and the salsa was wonderful. We wanted something spicy so the waiter recommended the fried whole jalapenos which were awesome. The prices were very reasonable for food and alcohol. We will stop in at our visit to Estes.

Thank jamminmom
Estes Park, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in town. I've always gotten great service and yummy food. Since we're locals, we don't go out to eat that much, but this place is high on our list of places to take guests.

Thank HillHag
Fountain, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Came here after reading the reviews on how "amazing" this place was....... YEAH NOT SO MUCH. WAITED 10 minutes JUST FOR drinks ans we were trying to tell her what we wanted to eat and she just walked off........ WAITED another 10 minutes for her to bring our drinks back and finally place our order...... waitress was distracted and seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Child-friendly, Kids
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  • Address: 160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-4377

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