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El Potrillo

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300 Pacific Ave S, Kelso, WA 98626-1620
+1 360-425-1464
11:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit this restaurant a lot, good food, great service, friendly people. They make great margaritas.

Thank Victoria S
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Always good, we love El Portillo! Yummy chips, salsa and beans to start--be sure to get the Cadillac margarita with the extra shots--soooo good. We like the Burrito Diablo, Mexican pizza, Pollo Loco, tacos and enchiladas. Great service, daily specials and very affordable (much more reasonable than Fiesta Bonita).

Thank Lisa L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Never had a bad meal and the food is so good I always tip the cook. Highly recommend if you want true Mexican cuisine.

Thank Robert P
Gresham, Oregon, United States
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Been here before. Still great and abundant food. Beautiful decor with Mexican murals. Friendly waitress who was there when needed. Seemed almost empty when we arrived at 6:30 but watched 12 come in while there. Worth getting off the freeway for. Loved having sunnyside eggs on my enchiladas.

Thank Steve J
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167 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

So, this is the latest version of a formerly popular Mexican restaurant. The food is top notch and a great value. Service is friendly and timely. The homemade corn tortillas are excellent and produced using a press made by the owner. Give it a try and you surely will be as pleased as we were.

Thank sagecrest
Mount Vernon, Washington
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The first test of a Mexican restaurant is the aroma of beans and rice as you walk in the door. The next is the chips and salsa they set before you. Here they give you beans, salsa and pica de gallo with avocado along with fresh chips.The margarita was perfect as well, may I recommend on the rocks. We enjoyed... More 

Thank heartsformexico
Longview, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant since it was Eli Charrito's. We loved it from the start because it has the best salsa I have had the pleasure to eat. We made it a habit to come at least once a month. It has changed at least twice over the last few years. The new owner... More 

Thank Shawn K
Longview, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

The food is very good.Much better than most of the other Mexican restaurants in the area. I recommend it. Try the Chile Verde in particular.

Thank mkardas_pe
Kelso, Washington
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great Salsa and they keep bring you chips so you can slop it up. Food is basic Mexican, they have a good beer selection.

Thank Michael D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Fabulous food. Friendly atmosphere. Great prices. We had a small party here for an early dinner and everything was perfect. We also love to support people living their dreams. New owner. New adventures.

Thank myhissy

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Pacific Ave S, Kelso, WA 98626-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kelso
  • Phone Number: +1 360-425-1464

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