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El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-758-3100
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My husband is a Carnitas connoisseur and he thought the Carnitas at El Potro were excellent; nice sized pieces of meat cooked to perfection. I had Veggie Fajitas which were delicious. The vegetables were very flavorful and not swimming in oil. The service at El Potro was friendly and attentive.

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Thank vickaroo2
Franklinville, New Jersey
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Based on previous reviews this place sucks? I found the service to be exemplary and the food delicious. I have had carnitas at over fifty Mexican restaurants and this place has the best. Prices are lower than expected for the quality and quantity received.

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Thank james n
Lake City, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Is the worst place to eat in Lake City, the appetizer we order one of them was shrimp wrap with bacon, the shrimp was overcook, soggy, the other Nachos, wet, soggy and horrible, the meal we send it back, look so bad.

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Thank MiriamWarren
Liberal , Kansas, United States
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

On the road looking for some Mexican food we asked Siri an then just picked it had 4 stars Very good my husband had the supreme enchiladas 4 one of each kind ate everything. I had comb plate sauce is great waiter very attentive not new not fancy just good service good food

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Thank Tlk182
College Station, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited 3 times over the past 18 months. The food is good to fair, but the service is deplorable at best. I do not understand how they stay in business.

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Thank rhgriggs2
Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a Mexican restaurant, we found this one on the main strip of the city. Food was good, nothing outstanding, service was okay. Very surprised that as a Mexican restaurant there wasn't one "Mexican" working there. Needless to say, we would go back if we were in the area and needed a Mexican meal!

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Thank Julie C
Lake City, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had dinner at this restaurant tonight. The food was mediocre and the service the worst I have had in years.

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Thank mhlinko
Stockbridge, Georgia
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323 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Stopped in for lunch. He had the Speedy Gonzales and I had a chicken taco salad. The portions were generous and the service was quick. The dining room was clean, but rather run down and shabby. This seems to be a local favorite place, but it really could use a little spiffing up.

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Thank StuartandDenese
GLEN ALLEN
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Competent Mexican dishes with cheerful staff. Only average decor and atmosphere, but the dining experience was just fine.

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Thank RONALD A
Brielle, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Stayed in Lake City on our way South. Choices were varied. Service was attentive without being bothersome. Food was plentiful without overwhelming. Quality was great. Great choice compared to chains and the prices were very reasonable. Sangria was a good choice for the meals we choose. Will definitely keep this in mind for our trip back North.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 HW 90, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-758-3100

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