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“New changes, new menu items!”
Review of El Guapo Mexican Diner - CLOSED

El Guapo Mexican Diner
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Fernie, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“New changes, new menu items!”
Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

El Guapo has moved to a new location right downtown on 2nd ave. The new setting and atmosphere are amazing! So refreshing to see a bit of the old mixed with the new. Not to mention the new patio outside! Nothing like enjoying a margarita and enjoying Fernies beautiful downtown scenery, and the mountains too! I love the new coconut shrimp and the Pina Coladas. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank madusa_3231
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English first
Calgary
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Relaxed atmosphere and tasty food”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

I love going to El Guapo’s diner. It is super causal and a little rough around the edges but the food is good and the atmosphere is fun. We normally take our kids and play a couple of free games of darts or ping pong while waiting for our food. They serve the best margaritas and ice cold beer…a great additional when you are eating a big stuffed burrito. The food is more Tex-Mex than Mexican but tasty none-the-less with a good selection and big portions. Certainly this isn’t fine dining – don’t expect a great décor and fancy service. But if you feel like going for a delicious bite to eat after a day on the hill or a long bike ride, El Guapo’s is definitely recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank madpad
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decent eats for great value”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Friendly staff and really tasty cheap Mexican eats. Not much for atmosphere but a great place to hit up after the hill if you're not feeling like a big night out.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Laura M
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Jaffray
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bad day for the cook”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

restaurant was not overly busy, but service was understaffed and the two cooks were not in top shape, they spent most of the time talking about their hangover instead of trying to focus on the work. I will bring my money somewhere else next time.

Visited September 2012
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Thank PeteJaffray
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Fernie, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fun place, okay food, great margaritas”
Reviewed 5 December 2012

We often go here for a cheap meal fix on their 2 burritos for $14 deals. Fills up my SO and I, and saves money in the bank. The burritos are decent, I like the beef best, as sometimes the chicken is breaded, which is weird to me. lots of beans, salsa, rice, guac and sour cream inside. Not amazing but great value. They make fantastic margaritas in various flavours. Not a great beer selection if you don't like Mexican ones (like my SO). overall a fun cheap place to have a meal and a drink, also a good patio in the summer. Service can be lacking as there is usually only one waitress on.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank cleopatra999
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