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El Burrito Mercado

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175 Cesar Chavez St, Ste 2, Saint Paul, MN 55107-3395
+1 651-227-2192
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Edina, Minnesota
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312 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably the best mercado and cafeteria/restaurant combination in the Twin Cities. The food is delicious and, for a cafeteria operation, surprisingly varied. Most items come with a choice of 8-9 fillings, including various pork, beef, chicken, shrimp or veggie offerings running the gamut from Minnesota mild to Mexicali mouth-charring. The cafeteria side (no bar) and restaurant side (alcohol served) offer... More 

Thank jakester88
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. Not far from the capital and downtown. Had a burrito with the mesquite pork, highly recommend it.

Thank Aaron S
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I met up for drinks/dinner here on a snowy night after work. Upon entering, you walk through the grocery store and then spot a deli with a seating area. I thought that was the restaurant/bar but then I heard some music so I walked down a few stairs into an adorable oasis of Mexican loveliness. My friends,... More 

Thank Jordan S
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Absolute must for visitors to the Saintly City. The Mercado is just across the Robert Street Bridge, a couple of blocks east on Cesar Chavez -- like a day trip to Mexico. Fantastic and authentic cuisine, and a great place to find unique gifts. The produce, and bakery products are always fresh -- as is the butcher's display. Casual dining... More 

Thank Triponeill
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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261 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Have only tried a few things here. but I love the Barbacoa tacos, they are delicious! But no matter what you try it will be good.

Thank tif316
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,253 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The authentic market and grocery store is has a couple dinning options, a fast casual self service option and just behind it a slim 20 table restaurant with waitresses and a full bar. I enjoyed a large beer and the Chicken Enchiladas in green sauce. They were fantastic, and too much food for one meal so I had a little... More 

Thank TryppAdams
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We got an uber from downtown St Paul it was worth the ride. Amazingly good food, freshly made, lovely staff and very very reasonably priced too. The best burrito I've had in years. I even got one to go fit my trip home tomorrow. The gift shop also very good lots of little bits and bobs to pick up. One... More 

Thank bxdaw
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

One part is a grocery store, and the other part is restaurant. There's 2 options for the restaurant. You can go to the sit down area, order off a menu and be waited on, or there's a "cafeteria style" option as well. We did the seated option, but wish we'd of done the cafeteria style, to maybe sample smaller portions... More 

Thank BothSidesOfTravel
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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361 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I've been shopping here for years. I just returned from a trip out to California, and I got in the mood for some Tacos El Pastor. While in San Jose, I found a local place, and stopped in, only to be disappointed. I still had the craving, and told my wife, who reminded me that we saw those on the... More 

Thank mspreh
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This place is AMAZING! EVERYTHING I've ever tried is authentic and yummy! They make a BOMB stew too.

Thank WifeMommie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Cesar Chavez St, Ste 2, Saint Paul, MN 55107-3395
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-227-2192

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