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EL Potro

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981 S Orange Blossom Trl Fl 32703, Apopka, FL 32703-3712
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Leesburg, Florida
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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Never been here before and now I will go out of my way to come again !!!! Very nice variety -- got there just after the "noon rush" food was like it had all just been prepared.

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Thank Bill H
Apopka, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I had been wanting to visit here for some time now, I am so glad we finally did. The buffet was so good. So many different choices and everything tasted so good and fresh. The mariachi band was excellent! They sang a great variety of songs. Our family will definitely be going back again and again.

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Thank babsdave
Apopka, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very good food. The Burrito Grande is huge, enough for 2 meals. Good salsa but sometimes can be too heavy with garlic. Fast service and great prices.

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Thank fladave2016
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to try something new and very surprised! I've been a Garibaldis fan for 20 years and now I'm sold on El Potro. I tried one of my favorite dishes, Quesadilla Rellena, and they are generous with the fillings. This isn't just dry chicken in flour, it's exploding with beans y queso! Muy delicioso! I think Christopher below should... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Hungry FOR GOOD MEXICAN FOOD we walked into El Potro of Apopka. Rapid service, large menu choices, good cerveza, and a great sounding strolling 5 member band immediately made us glad to be there. Fajitas, both steak and her chicken were beautifully presented and did not disappoint. Arguably the BEST we have eaten anywhere. All in all a most excellent... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. El Potro is a simple one room restaurant that seated 152 people. Quite noisy with a lot of dish racket. A buffet served breakfast and brunch fare was available as well as a full line of bar beverages. My wife ordered a taco beef salad. I had two soft tacos, a beef enchilada, and cheese... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

The food is inexpensive and good. The servers are friendly and fast. The decor is a bit drab, but the portions are large, and it is a quiet atmosphere... Nice place for a family to dine on a budget.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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479 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Visited this restaurant on a Friday night after someone recommended it. We have been to the one in the Dr. Phillips area which is pretty good, not the best but were told this was much better. They feature a buffet during most hours they are open our you can order directly off of the menu. Wasn't bad but we weren't... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

After returning to Florida I was looking for good Mexican food at at good price. I have visited a few places before I went here the first time. I haven't gone anywhere since. I am in love with the Buffet and I can't deny it. I have yet to order off the menu. Try this resturant!

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Thank k b
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We frequent this Mexican restaurant as my fiancée is from Texas and prefers Tex Mex . The weekend buffet is good and the Maria's burrito is always excellent. They steam their ground beef and it is amazing. Salsa is home made as are the chips and the kids eat them up greedily. Make it point to visit this locals spot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 981 S Orange Blossom Trl Fl 32703, Apopka, FL 32703-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Apopka

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