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El Perico - CLOSED

835 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-5748
+1 319-373-8143
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
20 Apr 2016
10 Dec 2015
“Food okay, service was poor”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
835 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-5748
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

Everything is made from scratch and is real mexican food! I suggest the burritos are they are large and very good! You may have to wait a while for your food if they are busy!

Thank tntkoepp
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I've been here a few times, it's like when you walk through the doors, you're stepping out from Marion and into Mexico. The food is very good. The service is slow but it's worth it when you get your food.

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

This is the most authentic Mexican food you will find in the Cedar Rapids metro area. The service is always the let down. Super slow no matter when I have been. Staff is polite.

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying that the food was ok. It's decent Mexican in a town with hardly any decent options. That being said, I doubt we will be back due to the service. My family was greeted promptly and ordered drinks, but we didn't...More

1  Thank WhatAPittie
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I lived in marion for many years and just now decided to try this place. I only wish I had been here sooner. Their menu beats all other Mexican restaurants in town, lots of variety and delicious!

Thank Cficek
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We had heard several times that this was a great place to eat. We had a B1G1 coupon from a local fundraising book so we set out to see for ourselves. The food is very authentic Mexican food. And it was delicious. Reminded me of...More

Thank trixkid
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Great Mexican food, this is one of my families favorite local Restaurants. The food is always good, the service is very polite, we have never had any issues. The prices are great, it is nice to have a place to take the family for good...More

Thank chucksmail02
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We chose to branch out of our favorite Mexican restaurant and see what else was out there, and that landed us here. This cozy, and it is quite cozy Mexican restaurant is pretty good. We sat down and was waited on right away, we got...More

Thank Meagan C
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Always friendly. Always fast. Great lunch place. Prices are reasonable so you can take the whole family. Mexican music piped in which I enjoy.

Thank CraigAdamson
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Food is flavorful and made fresh. It can take awhile to get your meal. The chips are salsa are awesome! Love the salsa. We have had many different dishes here and nothing has disappointed. If you take your kids make sure they aren't starving as...More

Thank Kate F
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  • Address: 835 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-5748
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 319-373-8143
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