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El Cerrro Grande

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1051 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-3674
+1 910-679-4209
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, food was good. I had the steak fajitas which were spicy and filling. Second, the prices were extremely good. My kid's meal (beef taco, rice and beans) was $5. My fajitas were $11. Third, the servers were friendly and on top of everything.

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Thank darxhow
Jenifer G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Cerrro Grande, responded to this review

Thank you for your review darxhow! Come back on Tuesdays for $1 beef or chicken tacos all day! More 

Surf City, North Carolina
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370 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Never had anything that was not good and served HOT. It is always packed and nice because of lots of great discount shopping to spend hours- very good margaritas - great service with a smile.

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Thank wecacnna
Jenifer G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Cerrro Grande, responded to this review

We are really happy to hear that! Thank you so much for sharng your expierince with us, please come back and visit us again soon! More 

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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Have been to two different locations now. Food is really good and prices are decent. Wait staff has been great. Love the atmosphere and how clean these restaurants are!

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Thank Marlena R
Jenifer G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Cerrro Grande, responded to this review

Marlena, every day we work hard to provide a great experience to our clientele and we are very happy to hear from satisfied customer like you! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The servings here are hearty and enjoyable. The guacamole was superior and I will definitely return. My wife ordered the vegetarian combo and she was happy. You don't understand the amount of work it takes for her to be happy with a meal, so kudos to you. Great service and friendly atmosphere make for a valuable stop.

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Thank Browndog12901
Jenifer G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Cerrro Grande, responded to this review

Browndog, It's great to know we make you and your wife happy at our restaurant! We appreciate your opinion, please come back and visit us again soon! Thank you! More 

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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This restaurant was next to our hotel and is a very short walk. Noisy bar and eating area so we ate out on the patio which was fine. The waitress was great and the food was excellent. The portions were large and the price was reasonable.

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Thank CountryTravelerUSA
Jenifer G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Cerrro Grande, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you had a good time in our restaurant! Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again at El Cerro Grande! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We ended up here on a rare night out sans kids. Had a wonderful meal and everything was excellent. Best. Salsa. Ever.

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Thank Caroline S
Jenifer G, Guest Relations Manager at El Cerrro Grande, responded to this review

C S, Thank you for visiting us! We are glad that you had a good time with your family over here. We hope to see you again soon amigo! ​ More 

Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

We come here every time we come to Wilmington. The staff is always nice and attentive and the food is really good. We have never had a bad time here and we will go back

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Thank mnpnk
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

They were about to close and you could tell by the bad service they were ready to have us out of there. Food was not even close to authentic Mexican. Will not be there again.

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Thank lourey41
Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

My family and I go here about once a week. We think it's the best Mexican food in town! The service is disallowed great and the staff is friendly! They have a big selection of your typical Mexican dishes. We usually get the Fajitas or the enchiladas and burritos! The chips and salsa are the best as well!! If you... More 

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Thank smc0303
Wilmington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I went to El Cero Grande only 3 times since the 9 years I've lived here. Every time I went here I always had a bad experience and got sick from the food. That's why I only went here 3 times. The atmosphere is average. The staff isn't attentive or friendly, their very distant and quiet. For the food, there's... More 

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Thank Nicole23L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1051 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-3674
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-679-4209

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