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Cafe El Lago

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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262 E State St, Saratoga Springs, UT 84043-1628
+1 801-766-9690
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Scipio
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I was in the area for work and of the four days, I ate here twice and had the fish tacos both times....they are too die for! They are a little pricey, one day they were the lunch special and were a lot more affordable. Reg price $13.50 w/soda, for lunch that is a little steep....not including tip! Service was... More 

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Thank Biggerbulls
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The wait staff is great. The hostess was hilarious. The food was just average. Mexican fare that you can find in any strip mall.

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Thank wiseoldbull
Lehi, Utah
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love the nachos here! They are easily enough to feed two people. We love to pick them up and eat with a movie at home.

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Thank Melinda C
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The food was spot on, beer was cold, and the prices were decent. For a place that kind of looked like a strip mall I was surprised. I've eaten here a few more times since. It's close by and tasty!

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Thank QueenFun
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is probably the "nicest" restaurant in Saratoga Springs for a sit down meal, but the food was overly Americanized and I was not impressed. If you want good food, go to Beto's. If ambience is more important, than Café El Lago is for you.

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Thank SaratogaLakeGirl
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went there for dinner (we were a big party -11, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating). The food is not spicy at all, which is surprising for Mexican food. I live in California so I won't rate the food as we have really good Mexican food in Cali and Café el Lago won't stand a chance. Nice... More 

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Thank Adriana P
Salt Lake City
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Cafe Lago is bland, basic, and boring Mexican food. It has an opportunity to be a slam dunk in a market with no real competition, but the effort seems lacking. They have great deals on lunch specials, but the food isn't all that special. I went once, and haven't been back because there are just too many WAY better Mexican... More 

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Thank Utah_Birdtographer
Land of the Pharoah's
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159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I first ate at Cafe el Lago back in 2010 when I was in SLC for several weeks for work. We probably are there a dozen times and it was always good. The table service is decent and the hosts have always been welcoming even when it was busy. They have a diverse menu of Tex-Mex, so chances are you'll... More 

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Thank FredoftheWorld
Eagle Mountain, Utah
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Tasty Mexican food. Make sure that you try the salsa which is one of the best that I have ever tasted.

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Thank Matthew B
Saratoga Springs, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

All time fave are either the Chile rellenos or fajitas. Wish the server were more pleasant. At the end, food would make us continue to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 E State St, Saratoga Springs, UT 84043-1628
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 801-766-9690

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