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El Canelo Restaurant - CLOSED

431 Dingens St, Buffalo, NY 14206-2444
+1 716-897-1195
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible27%
7 Jan 2015
“Tasty, Not Plentiful, But Good In A Pinch...”
6 Sep 2014
“El Cannelo especially horrible.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
431 Dingens St, Buffalo, NY 14206-2444
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

I've been going to El Canelo for probably 6 years. Up until recently, they had the "best" Mexican food I could find. That was until I I found Don Tequila which is OUTSTANDING. Problem with Don Tequila is they are in downtown Buffalo... a bit...More

Thank glasskat
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

This is by far the worst Mexican food I have had the displeasure of eating. The food came out very fast which tells me that it was pre cooked always a bad sign. Absolutely no passion everything was very bland. I had the enchiladas and...More

Thank scuba5826
Reviewed 14 May 2014

If you like all of your Mexican food to look and taste the same then El Canelo is for you. The taco chips and salsa while far from being the best I've ever had we're the high point of the visit. And if you want...More

Thank debbie i
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I recently moved from Florida where there are plenty of outstanding Mexican restaurants and I like El Canelo which is one of two I've found to be good but the other one burnt down last year so this is it! I recently drove over one...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We were disappointed when they moved from Dingens but the location across from McKinley Mall is just as good. Same great food, same reasonable prices.Like another reviewer said, don't be put off by the strip mall location. Hey, it's good enough for Outback, Friendly's &...More

Thank Prince-O
Reviewed 23 February 2012

I was cautious so asked a few folks leaving the place Since it was not very busy everyone i asked liked it.'Decor and setting is ok but a little bland . The owners and staff really care about their customers. The young man that served...More

Thank steve v
Reviewed 23 May 2009

I can't understand why anyone would say good things about this place. I heard good things so I was excited to go there -but man was I dissapointed. This was the worst tasting mexican I've ever had. I don't compare this to Taco Bell or...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2008

I lived in Texas long enough to know it when I see it -- this is the real thing. Great, salsa that's always a little different every time -- you can tell they make it fresh by hand. Tex/Mex dishes gringofied just a enough to...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2008

The closest thing to actual Mexican food in Buffalo. Not fancy but good, basic Mex. fare. If you're desperate for enchiladas with ranchero sauce or hot chili relleno, this might do the trick.

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Reviewed 10 April 2008

El Canelo is located right off the Odgen St. exit off the 190. In my opinion in regards to Mexican food, this restaurant is one of the hidden gems of Buffalo because this is as close to an authentic Mexican restaurant as you will find...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Dingens St, Buffalo, NY 14206-2444
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-897-1195
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