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“Delicious Mexican food”

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill
Ranked #15 of 146 Restaurants in Malden
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Description: At El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill, you'll experience authentic Mexican and Central American cuisine at its finest. Using recipes handed down from generation to generation, our family-owned restaurant has created a menu full of traditional meals prepared daily with fresh, homemade ingredients. Don't miss our music nights with a live Mariachi band! With music, food, and hand-carved Mexican furniture, El Potro makes you feel like you're in Mexico! We are now open at three locations: Malden, Somerville and Lowell, Massachusetts. Come by for a visit!
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Description: At El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill, you'll experience authentic Mexican and Central American cuisine at its finest. Using recipes handed down from generation to generation, our family-owned restaurant has created a menu full of traditional meals prepared daily with fresh, homemade ingredients. Don't miss our music nights with a live Mariachi band! With music, food, and hand-carved Mexican furniture, El Potro makes you feel like you're in Mexico! We are now open at three locations: Malden, Somerville and Lowell, Massachusetts. Come by for a visit!
Reviewed April 23, 2016

This place is the real deal! We went on a friend's recommendation, and have going back constantly since then. The food is delicious and the menu is extensive with everything from burritos to enchiladas to quesadillas to salads to margaritas and dessert.

They bring you as many hot, fresh, tortilla chips and salsa as you like, and the manager will probably offer you homemade hot sauce as well (just ask for it if he doesn't).

My favorite is the spinach burrito, but the fish tacos are excellent as well.

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ElPotroSomerville, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words & for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We love when folks provide such detailed tips for other customer's like you do here. Providing each customer what they most desire is very important to us, and that is why we encourage folks to ask their server if they can customize their plates, whether its swapping ingredients in or out, or making something a little more mild, or like your self, asking for us to bring some "heat" to the dish, we love to make it the way the customer wants.

We know if takes a lot to become someone's "go-to" spot & we are happy that we have done enough to earn that ranking with you.

We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope we see you again real soon.

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Reviewed January 7, 2016

Nice to have a decent Mexican restaurant in the area. The dining space is nice with painted, glossy tables and carved painted chairs. The mgr/owner(?) was very pleasant, greeting people and hustling about with the servers. Surprised to find live music on a Wednesday night. But there are a few things that could be improved. The complementary chips are great, but the salsa is too watery. I had a combination plate - really, really good chili relleno. The mole enchildada was good, although the mole was a bit on the sweet side. Sides of rice and beans were average, a shredded salad on the side a nice touch. The only really bad note was the carnitas which I had in an otherwise terrific taco - loaded with salt and it takes a lot of salt for me to mind. House margaritas are enormous. Prices are very reasonable, portions very large.

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ElPotroSomerville, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words & for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We love when folks provide such detailed tips for other customer's like you do here. You mention all that is important to us here; good food, a inviting atmosphere & friendly & courteous customer service. Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed
your experience. We hope we see you again real soon.

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Reviewed October 17, 2015

Ate here the other night , My wife had fish tacos and i had a beef burrito. The food was fresh and very tasteful. the wit staff was helpful and courteous. we will be back to eat here soon and bring friends along. come try this new place in Malden !

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you've been to the border cafe or mexico lindo or acapulcos this will feel familiar to you. Decor is basically a carbon copy of Mexico Lindo and the menu is comprised or the same boring standards and execution is par for the course. On the positive side, Beer selection was above average and the bar is pretty big. Service was above average and they have a parking lot. It's a commercially successful formula in the area but it's not approaching anything authentic.

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Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had a Groupon & visited El Potro on Highland Ave in Malden last week - they had been open for a week so we were a bit hesitant thinking the kitchen might not yet be up to speed. We were wrong - excellent vegetarian burrito and enchiladas with good sides of rice and beans. Good selection of Mexican beers. The waitress was very sweet though she struggled a bit with English. The manager went from table to table to check on everyone. Not sure all this was because it is new or it will have such good customer service after they are open for awhile. While we were not there long enough to hear it, there is music in the evenings. We will be back for sure.

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