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El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant

160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
+1 970-586-4377
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate at El Mex-Kal based on the recommendation of a local shopkeeper. She told us that what the restaurant lacked in atmosphere, it made up for it with quality Mexican dishes. Great recommendation that really panned out. Based on dishes we ordered, it was...More

Thank TroutBumOnTheLoose
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tuck away in an out of the way corner of Estes Park, the outside will not impress nor the inside. But the servers are cheerful and helpful and the food is great. My wife had the Pollo Creama and loved it. I had the shredded...More

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was just so so. Not bad but not something I would want to go back to. My Mexican burrito was good but spouses chicken fajitas weren't so good. Not white cheese dip either

Thank Tammie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We were so impressed. We came here on the referral of a local and I am so glad we did. The restaurant staff was beyond accommodating! Our one year old was wound up from being in the car all day and the staff played...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We received a coupon from our hotel for a free margarita with entree purchase for this restaurant. We read some of the reviews and decided to give it a try. We both ordered the chili relleno's and a margarita. The rellenos were good, but the...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We very much enjoyed our lunch at El Mex-Kal. The food was excellent and the portions large. Service was friendly and efficient. Easy to find and ample parking...especially during a busy day in EP!

Thank SDScott
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was a good meal at a good value. Nothing stood out as any more extraordinary than any other Mexican restaurant. The salsa was spicy, which I loved. If you're not into spicy, it's not for you. The staff was attentive. The food came quickly....More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I started out with nachos, afterwards I got a vegetarian burrito. Everything was super delicious, I recommend anyone to visit this place, as well as I will be coming back sometime soon.

Thank Marianne W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were three: our granddaughter, my husband and I. We were so hungry for Mexican food. Our granddaughter was pretty opinionated about it being "real" Mexican food AND she's vegetarian...a tall order. So we rejected some places we'd tried before that we knew were not...More

Thank JoAnn S
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Food was extremely expensive. I ate with one other person and we tried to pick decently and the bill was still $28. My "queso" on my chicken and rice was some sort of sour cream paste. Really not great food and very pricey.

Thank JaMcInA88
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Do they take reservations for a group of 17 Road Scholar Women?
1 July 2015|
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Response from EstesLass | Reviewed this property |
Ditto to the other answer: the best option is to call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 1st St, Estes Park, CO 80517-6354
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-4377
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