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El Bracero

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Pine Lake Avenue, LaPorte, IN
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By the lake in Indiana
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our go to restaurant - all the waiters are very good, polite, efficient. We always request Jose though as he knows our preferences. We have tried many different dishes and all have been very good. Never disappointed!

Thank Antiquelover2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The service is not bad and the good was good too. We will be back. We always choose this Mexican restaurant.

Thank Travelodge-Laporte
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The menu is large with a wonderful selection of delicious Mexican meal choices. The restaurant is nicely decorated, yet far from fancy or fine dining. The restaurant is a wonderful place to dine with friends and family. They have good parking are across the highway from Pine Lake.

Thank sherto
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed a team dinner at El Bracero. Good food, good staff. Very busy but that is a good thing and we will go again

Thank JD1984
Hobart, Indiana
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206 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It's on the left side of 35 South just north of downtown La Porte. The lunch menu is very reasonable, look at the build your own speedy. This is a better deal than the regular Speedy. You pick two items (taco, enchilada...) and you get beans and rice for $6.99. The steak tacos are really good, steak is delicious. The... More 

Thank AL H
Chicago, Illinois
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818 reviews
622 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Was staying at the Holiday Inn next door and wanted to grab a small lunch before leaving later in the afternoon. Food was good, service was excellent. Not a bad stop at all!

Thank Bruce G
Alachua, Florida, United States
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Right next to the Holiday Inn Express, Mexican staff and cooks. The food is serves fast and hot, and a large portion (even for the lunch menu) Probably the best in the area

Thank vincetheelder
Champaign, IL
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If you don't know how to make an enchilada, don't open a Mexican food restaurant. Just awful. I ate about a quarter of the food and gave up. The wait staff was poor. The manager was rude. Go anywhere else.

Thank PaulChampaign_IL
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Travel for business, was referred to El Bracers by our motel. Great service, excellent food & some of the best margarita s we've had in a long time. I think our server's name was Adrian. Very nice and took the time to ensure our dining experience was both pleasant and delicious. . Highly recommend this establishment to any one passing... More 

Thank stainless123
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Below average food and service! I would say not much better than Taco Bell...that pretty much sums it up!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pine Lake Avenue, LaPorte, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  LaPorte

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