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El Amigo Restaurant

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3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
+1 219-531-5606
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place is great, don't discount it because it's so small. The food is awesome, the staff is always super friendly, and you get big portions for small prices!

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Thank Angela B
Valparaiso, Indiana
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226 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Limited menu, understaffed, mediocre food and very slow service. With a rich assortment of Mexican restaurants in Valparaiso, you can do much better elsewhere.

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Thank Kent F F
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Big fan of this place and it's food..but saddened when I left at 1pm today and witnessed a staff member peeling on wall outside...at least he was facing wall and not the traffic...by the way you could see and tell what he was doing...from Calumet ave...God I hope he washed his hands

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Thank TransplantedTexan219
Kouts, Indiana
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

You don't go to El Amigo for atmosphere, you go there for good Mexican food. Guacamole is always fresh, too!

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Thank Babes3020
Valparaiso, Indiana
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for years now! I love the food, very authentic Mexican. They don't hold back on the size of the burritos! They are large in size and taste! The Salsa could be a little hotter! that is the only thing I would suggest. But I do eat there at least a few times each... More 

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Thank DarD55
Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Love the burritos and always grab one when near here. Large cheap and full of flavor. About same size as chipotle but about 1/2 the price and better flavor to me. Comes with plenty of hot sauce.

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Thank steve t
United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about, definitely shows its age, but the food is very good. Our favorites are the steak sopes and steak tacos. Quick & ecellent service

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Thank Sweetts85
Nw Indiana
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious, authentic mexican food. Quick friendly service. The tables are not fancy and the finishes show some age but the taste of the food is right on. Reasonable prices too! They also offer carryouts.

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Thank valpofred
Valparaiso, Indiana
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is the best "bar none" Mexican food in the area. I have been to all of them. Carne asada, pork, chicken or steak tacos, burritos or enchiladas and more...great great great I go every month or more.

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Thank Mark R
Indiana
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

From the outside, the El Amigo doesn't look like much, but I love a good "hole in the wall" joint. Usually they have the best food! However, there is not a lot of positive things to say about it. The atmosphere is slightly below average, which would still be okay if the food was good. However, it too was just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-531-5606

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