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el norteno - CLOSED

206 n walnut, Bloomington, IN 47401
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
29 Sep 2014
“Still here after all these years”
25 Aug 2014
“Delicious Mexican food in gorgeous building”
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Mexican, Spanish
206 n walnut, Bloomington, IN 47401
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Face it; Mexican restaurants do not stay around this long unless they are doing something right. Some perfectly decent ones have disappeared in our county over the years. If you go in you will find it is not merely the decor which is worth the...More

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 25 August 2014

While visiting Bloomington last year, I got tired of pub food and since I am gluten free, Mexican usually has plenty on the menu to choose from. We were a group of 3 eating at 1:00 pm on a Saturday afternoon and we had the...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

And had nothing more than chips and salsa and guac...along with several beers!!! The servers were very attentive for people who weren't going to have a big bill! Great service! And the stained glass window is beautiful.

Thank courtneymccollum
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Had a simple dinner for two but everything was great from the salsa to the chimi and enchilada. Have tried several Mexican restaurants in btown and finally found one we love!

Thank jasonwhite72
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Best Mexican food in Bloomington. Perfect portions. Fresh food. Affordable price. Staff is great. It is located in the former Princess Theatre in downtown Bloomington. It has an excellent stained glass window on the back wall that's huge.

Thank SilverSpring812
Reviewed 15 January 2014

That's the sign that should be on the door. From the time you walk in you can see the place is dirty. That's when I should have left. Waitress was terrible. Waiting on her hipster friends and forgetting about us. Food quality was poor at...More

2  Thank btowndan
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Great staff and beautiful restaurant. My girlfriends booked my baby shower here and I have also eaten here on other occasions. It is a multilevel restaurant with a beautiful stained glass window.

Thank Gemino1990
Reviewed 23 November 2013

The food was about what you would expect from a Mexican place in Indiana, with a few variations. The most interesting thing about this place is the building. It is housed in an old theater building, and features a large stained glass window that gives...More

Thank Jdclark42
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This locally owned joint has really good food in an old theater building one half block off the downtown square. So if you are looking for a real place, that has things like horchata to drink and nopales in some dishes then this is your...More

Thank southernjenny
Reviewed 27 July 2013

When I walked in, I looked at the yellow and red typically Mexican decorations and sat down to a big plastic cup of soda, I thought that the best I would get was a good classically Mexican style dish. Not at all what happened. I...More

Thank Paul C
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 n walnut, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
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