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El Arriero

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2948 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512-1625
+1 616-977-2674
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to restaurant looking for Mexican Food but this is more of a Tex Mex type of food. For example, no tacos al pastor or tacos in corn tortillas. The food we ordered was average for their type of food and the prices were okay.

Thank Faja P
Kentwood, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You enter and are immediately seated by any one of very polite servers. Chips and very good salsa comes in short order along with a menu. Many different combinations and pre set meals are available. The cheese steak is very good as well as everything else. For a sit down restaurant if your looking for a quick meal the whole... More 

Thank Dan L
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I walked to this restaurant from the Holiday Inn (a little over a mile) and was greeted with a friendly server who promptly brought to me their house margarita on the rocks. (I recommend asking for top shelf.) I asked my server what he thought of the "Real Burrito" which he said was "really good". I agree. Very tasty and... More 

Thank ControlsGuru
Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I always love eating at El Arriero - they start you off with their house made tortilla chips and salsa - always delicious. I got the lunch chicken fajitas with refried beans (normally it comes with rice and beans but I prefer extra beans). The fajitas are served with their house made tortillas. I had lunch with 4 friends and... More 

Thank florabama24
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Food came quickly to our group of eight. Seven adults and one child. Beers came out in a tall frosty mug the water glasses were filled regularly and chips and salsa filled us up till the entree's came. We had been quickly seated too on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank justadawn
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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178 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is our go to Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids. Always a great meal. Favorite dishes. Chef's special and pollo Verde. Just the best and the flavors are always great. You can't go wrong here.

Thank rodjan5
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is my favorite when ever I want to have some Mexican food. Orchata is my favorite non alcoholic drink....to bad they serve it only on weekend days.

Thank ultraclean2014
Miamisburg, Ohio
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243 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great Mexican place. Food and Drinks are awesome. Everything we had was great from the Tortilla Chips and Salsa to the entrees. Lots of locals and crowded so try this place out. Beer and mixed drinks are a must.

Thank jwcorbett
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had the Hawaiian Fajitas. There is supposed to be chicken, steak and bacon in it along with veggies and pineapple. I had only a few very thin pieces of meat and about one inch strip of bacon. I selected a pricier margarita in hopes that it would not be all mix. Well I was all watered down. It was... More 

Thank Kathy c
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,320 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's nice to see El Arriero at #1 in Kentwood. They deserve it. This is our favorite Mexican place, but you have to be going to it to find it as they are back in a strip mall along 28th St. They are a bit west of Beltline. All the menu is very good. Great fajitas, wonderful tacos (including properly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2948 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Kentwood
  • Phone Number: +1 616-977-2674

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