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El Arroyo

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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5024 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76017-5931
+1 817-468-2557
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place has great food and really good service. Stopped in for a couple of draft beers and some fajitas. The beer is so cold ice is floating on top and the fajitas are really good. Great prices and thier happy hr is one of the best in dfw. Happy hour is 2-7pm mon-friday. And chris the bartender is one... More 

Thank Marty S
Arlington, Texas
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495 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Craving Tex-Mex? This place can satisfy. I had the queso enchiladas with a Chechen taco and sweet tea. Very satisfying. The place is a little loud. It offers patio seating and live music. It is easy to get to and worth a try if you have not visited lately.

Thank happytraveler4209
Wildwood, NJ
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had a return visit last Saturday, first since Feb 2014. When my buddy asked where I wanted to go, this was a no brainer. Another friend joined us from Lubbock, and the beer was ice cold, and the fajitas were hot and tasty. Everyone here is providing great service, and the food is worth any wait. The whole outdoor... More 

Thank sam280_
Midlothian, Texas, United States
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My boyfriend took me here for lunch. There are a lot of chain restaurants in this area so I really wasn't expecting much. I am trying to eat healthy, so I ordered the Tilapia, and was really pleased! The fish was well seasoned, and a little crispy on the outside. It came with a mango salsa, also good! Boyfriend had... More 

Thank Sandy J
Arlington, Texas
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495 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

After 2attempts to eat here, but unwilling to stay in long lines fir long waits, I ordered take out. Good choice. The cheese enchiladas were very good. The serving if ref tied beans was very small while the salsa container was huge. Overall, pleased with the fast service.

Thank happytraveler4209
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is worth the wait to sit outside. The outdoor patio is bigger than the inside. The only complaint is the parking. There can be very few patrons and the parking lot is still full. It appears that the small parking lot is for staff and few guests. You can't go wrong with the shrimp fajitas. I prefer the rocks... More 

Thank LeighAnn W
Prague, Czech Republic
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

El Arroyo is great for fajitas and tex-mex. Some of the most authentic mexican food in Arlington. They have great margaritas also.

Thank Bruce V
Mansfield, Texas, United States
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Good Tex-Mex food served in a casual atmosphere, leaning towards fun. The original in Austin is still better, but the patio here is great. I was there on a 98 degree day at 8:30 PM, but with the breeze, fans and misters, it was really comfortable! I never felt hot. There were more people at the bars and tables outside,... More 

Thank Les M
Miami, Florida
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Ambiance is cool and laid back. Great food options. The chicken tortilla soup is excellent. I usually get it as a meal. Live band on specific nights. Outside patio dining area. Nice bar with great margaritas.

Thank FlyingStew75
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Visited here with a friend and sat on the patio. Great patio dining. Very different then what it looks like from the street. They had a band playing and we really enjoyed our evening. Service was good and so was the food. We split the fajita nachos and quesadillas and they were really good. Will def be going back.

Thank Sherry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5024 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76017-5931
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-468-2557

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