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El Norteno - CLOSED

516 NW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-1799
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19 Sep 2013
“Truly terrible.”
16 Jul 2012
“OK Decent enough food. Nobody else in there but us!”
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516 NW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-1799
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I was craving a margarita and some cheap Mexican food after an interview, so we stopped in here. We should have known to turn away when we saw the empty parking lot. All we ordered was chips, cheese dip and margaritas and all of it...More

Thank Taylor Z
Reviewed 16 July 2012

It was a Monday night but the place was deserted. Chicken burritos were pretty good. Service was ok. Nothing spectacular but it was a decent meal.The fries were crinkle cut frozen variety which was disappointing but we enjoyed the meal ok. We were the only...More

Thank Jambomackem
Reviewed 20 February 2012

The staff cannot speak English, which is bearable, but not when trying to order things on the side or without something on it. The margarita was horrible and what they considered Sangria was just sweet red wine, no fruit etc. My combination meal came with...More

Thank jshockley
Reviewed 6 January 2012

When we first went to El Norteno, we didn't know what to expect. What we discovered was some excellent Mexican food. It stayed this way for several years. The last couple times the food seemed to be getting worse and worse. Tonight was the last...More

Thank rodneytherock
Reviewed 19 July 2011

This is a local spot. For some reason though, the'rey never crowded. The food is good, not the best mexican in town but its close. Its next to the mall and off the interstate (I-75) so its convienent to get to. Their margaritas are huge...More

Thank floridawaxer
Reviewed 20 October 2010

This is your average Mexican restaurant. Chips and salsa when you sit down, tacos, fajitas, blah blah blah. Pretty good food. The service is alright ... I'm not a picky eater though. Nothing too spectacular.

Thank AmyMD03
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  • Address: 516 NW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-1799
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
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