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“El Tequila - The Mexican Heart of a Small Wisconsin Town”

El Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in New London
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I live only a few blocks away from this restaurant, so my wife and I go there all the time, and also order take-out. To begin with, a little history: before El Tequila opened, downtown New London was as dead as the business districts of most rural Wisconsin towns. There were tacky little bars, a few lawyers' offices, and everything else was shuttered... apart from the one or two boutiques that certain people run for "tax purposes," since there's no way they're actually employing anyone or making any money... or even selling anything anyone wants or needs. It was sad, boring, and irrelevant.

Then the Hernandez family opened El Tequila, and New London came back to life.

What is this place? It's a real family restaurant, run by a family, that offers good Mexican food at affordable prices. The decor is unique and colorful, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly, and the service very personable. If you live in town, and are a regular, they probably recognize you and even remember your drink preference. The quality of the food is very consistent, and there are some unique items on the menu, including seafood and vegetarian options. Quite a few vegetarian options, actually. There's a full-service bar, and margaritas with quite a kick, but at El Tequila the food is the focus, and the bar crowd doesn't dominate (thankfully). There's also an outdoor deck, in back, where you can enjoy a meal beside the Wolf River.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank James F
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great service, great food, and great prices. Margarita was very good. Fresh hot chips with salsa, as much as you wanted. Also have been to their restaurant in Antigo. Same goodness there!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has good food. Portions are good size have good chips and salsa. Cost is reasonable and service is fast. Great lunch stop

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Markandjennie
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Been there many times, my favorite is the grilled chicken. However anything with extra white cheese on it is fabulous.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Been here many times, always great service and food, also a variety of beers and margaritas. Check website for daily food & drink specials. Extensive & creative menu, not just the standard items. Servers are always great and attentive.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank 24Bauer
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