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El Norte Mexican Grill

#160 of 723 Restaurants in Plano
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2205 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75023-7815
+1 972-596-6783
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The food was bad. We will not come me back again! This is not a Mexican restaurant. The place didn't smell good. The price is not for what you get. The server was good.

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Thank Coral F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a casual and comfortable neighborhood place. Food is ok if you like your enchiladas rice and beans served warm.... when they should be hot. And the server never refilled our water glasses. Service is below average and food is barely rated as average. There are better choices in the area.

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Thank Edward W
Dallas, Texas
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been going here for probably 20 years. The food has become pretty bland and not exciting. The server was great, but my plate had clearly sat under the warmer for quite some time. The beans were hard on top, the chicken was dry and rice was crispy. Maybe it was an off night, but I was very disappointed.... More 

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Thank LedbetterLodge
Plano, Texas
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

After driving by this place for nearly a year and a half, my wife and I finally decided to give it a try. It's not hard to miss; it's the blue building with the patio in the front. Hostess was very friendly and we were seated immediately. The hostess also brought us the chips and salsa. (To me, the salsa... More 

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Thank garrwick66
McKinney, Texas
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758 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A group of us stopped here for lunch. The atmosphere here is good and server was quite friendly and attentive. The food was good but not great. I had the lunch chicken burrito with chili sauce. The lunch was accompanied by rice and beans.

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Thank DDay1959
Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Went last week after taking a break from the local places and was so disappointed when a roach ran across the table. I caught it, impressed the kids, showed the Mgr and he gave me a meal for free for the next visit. It was so gross. Went back to try again, rice wasn't fresh but no bugs at the... More 

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Thank Boaterchic
Dallas
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728 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I stopped in today (a Saturday) for a late lunch and were promptly seated in a booth as requested. The service was prompt and friendly. The chips were crispy and salty and the salsa was super flavorful. We tried the white Queso today and enjoyed it as an alternative to regular yellow Queso. It was thick and... More 

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Thank JoInTexas
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Hidden away from the downtown district, this is a good place to check out for good, authentic Mexican food. Have yet to be disappointed. Guacamole is delicious and I absolutely love their salsa.

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Thank MrBrazil85
Plano, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I've been coming here for 20 years and it never disappoints. The chicken quesadillas are excellent, the service is good, and they make a mean margarita. In spring and fall, you can sit out in the shady courtyard.

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Thank Meg B
Lubbock, Texas
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Tldr: flautas, white queso and sour cream chicken enchilda are good. Wife and I came around 3pm on a saturday, place was fairly empty. Good quick service. Got the sampler appetizer which was really good, white queso was fantastic, guacamole was good, 8 really like the chicken flautas which had a nice crispy thin shell, white meat chicken and some... More 

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Thank LubbockGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2205 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75023-7815
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Plano
  • Phone Number: +1 972-596-6783

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