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El Tequila Mexican Restaurant

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1010 Highway 3 S, Northfield, MN 55057-3088
+1 507-664-9139
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat at El Tequila in Northfield. The food is great! They always act glad to see us and bring our food out very quickly. Generous portions, servers always checking to see if everything is ok. Hoping they put one in Shakopee, so I wont have to drive so far.

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Thank texsota1614
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great restaurant. The food is very good and so are their drinks. The atmosphere is perfect for families and friends to come eat for a night. The service is very good.

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Thank Jane S
Rapid City, South Dakota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Dined here three times last month, with large family groups. The food was tasty and served properly prepared. The staff is friendly and "on the job". Being from the Southwest I eat Mexican food whenever possible and this food may not have Southwest heat and flavor, but it is the best I've had in 40 years of visiting Minnesota.

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Thank Michael B
Northfield, Minnesota
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Worse than terrible. Going on the rave reviews on this site, we stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night. At first I just found it funky and charming, iconic, even, a run down dumpy Mexican diner, plastic covered tables in a strip mall in Northfield, Mn. I don't even let the surly waiter with the barely understandable English bother... More 

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Thank Tourmalinequeen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed fajitas and a burrito with rice and beans. Both were delicious and served in a timely manner. We also ordered margaritas but didn't know what size they were until they arrived. Turns out, they were the largest margaritas!!!! Before tasting them, we asked how much they were. The server said, "$25." WHAT???????????? After 10 more seconds, he stated... More 

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1 Thank mlempx4
Northfield, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

El Tequila offers a nice choice of Mexican food. Easy location for parking. Good margaritas and other bar choices. Complimentary chips and salsa. Usually visit 1-2 times a month. Great service and never been disappointed. Nice sit down location - much better than fast food.

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Thank Dean H
Saginaw, Minnesota
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Went out to dinner with friends so we have had decent food here before. My friends and my wife's meals were very good while I should have read the menu a little closer as my meal was not what I expected. I had a chicken breast that was tenderized and breaded it was okay but I think it could have... More 

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Thank Jack H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We go to El Tequila in Faribault and Northfields on a weekly basis. Food is great and consistent, as is service.

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Thank TS L
Northfield, Minnesota
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Back when El Tequila's first hit Northfield, the food was absolutely fantastic. Recently, however, it seems like they think they can coast off their good reputation forever... and the food seems like it's been microwaved or just slapped together haphazardly. Free chips are nice, and it's probably the nicest Mexican restaurant in town, but everything feels overpriced compared to the... More 

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Thank BD5071
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

My husband & I went in the guy showed us to our table we sat. Received our chips the salsa was just too sweet. didn't like it. Gave us two jarritos one of those drinks had beans on where we drink from it. then later brought us our food. Only 4 small tortillas for two people. He came back with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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: 1010 Highway 3 S, Northfield, MN 55057-3088
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-664-9139

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