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El Puente Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1111 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-6023
+1 417-883-4502
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (13 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1111 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-6023
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waited 15 minutes for waiter to greet us and take drink orders. Waited another 25 minutes for the food. Waiter was Hispanic and very unfriendly. The food was visually disgusting and tasted bland. The hard shells were stale and the burrito wrap was soggy. I...More

Thank Sailing C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have frequented this location off and on over the years. But, hopefully never again. There are too many better choices in Springfield.

Thank John B
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here while in town for business. It was close and had reasonable ratings so I gave it a try. Unlike other reviews, the service was fast and attentive, but not overbearing. The chips and salsa were not exceptional but tasty. I had the Costilla...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

This place might be good if they could train their wait staff to take care of the customers. Waited 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Took 30 minutes for the food after we ordered which is a little long for Mexican food...More

Thank John L
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Ate here several times over my 8 week stay in Springfield!!! Food was always fresh and delicious! They have great drink specials as well!!

Thank candicec8677
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Visited El Puente for the first time on a Monday evening when few customers were there, but even the small crowd seemed to overwhelm the staff. The restaurant has colorful kitschy "Mexican" décor and is a nice place to spend some time, though we never...More

Thank Dave11974
Reviewed January 26, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by my husbands physical therapist. It isn't anywhere near our home--we passed a half dozen Mexican restaurants on our way here. But it was good. Service was fine (not exceptional, but nothing wrong, either). I had taco (pretty plain jane) beef...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Good food and service. They offer $2.00 margaritas Monday thru Thursday. Portions are superb and their menu selection is very good. Very easy to find on Republic Road. Open for lunch and dinner.

Thank evieroger
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

This is my parents favorite Mexican restaurant in Springfield. It has typical Mexican restaurant fair but the dishes are usually prepared quickly and arrive at the table hot and well prepared. The salsa isn't very spicy but you can request their hotter salsa which is...More

Thank spw439s
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We were here for a birthday lunch and while the service was really good, the food was just average and we waited over 30 minutes for the food itself. Still, it's my parents' favorite place to eat so it must be better overall than when...More

Thank Kimberly M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-883-4502
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