We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1801 Lincoln Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2547
+1 208-930-4210
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 21: English reviews
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was out exploring the area and was hungry. Saw this little hole in the wall and it was fairly busy with what looked to be locals. That must be a good sign I thought. Kind of a hole-in-the-wall place that was comfy. I noted the prices are great. So I ordered the enchilada plate and tamales ala carte. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank David L
Level Contributor
105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

No matter what you order, all looks and tastes like a "burrito. We ordered a burrito and a chimichanga; and could not tell them apart; looked and the taste the same. This is not the place for Mexican food ! We have eaten Mexican food through out the US; and this is not good Mexican food !!

Helpful?
Thank US N
Level Contributor
52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This ain't some greasy floored Taco Bell where half-spoiled Caucasian kids named Skyler or Carson limply shove beans into dry tortillas. No Señor! This is the real deal. And the basic menu items seem quite mild and spiciness but just ask them and they will give you a grilled jalapeño that'll make you beg for a dairy farm! Currently they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott B
Level Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place is not for fine dining but is probably the most authentic El Salvadorian food I've visited in a long time. The Hispanic community was there in force when we visited and that should tell you something about the food. I loved it and there was way too much to eat in what I ordered. Great experience. Thanks.

Helpful?
Thank stevea7777
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I love their shredded beef tacos. The atmosphere is like being in a little restaurant in Mexico and actual Mexicans running the place. Believe me it makes a difference in the food and flavor of the food, whether authentic or not. The chips with salsa that come first could be way better even if they just warmed them up some.... More 

Helpful?
Thank lrodj
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

You can dine in and get chips and salsa. I usually get the sweet pork burrito.the burritos are so big you have left overs for later. But their food overall is good and a great price.

Helpful?
Thank Sadie C
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what kind of standard the other reviewers hold as far as Mexican food goes, but I thought the food was very mediocre. It wasn't very warm, first of all. It took about 30 seconds for them to slap my tacos together. The shredded beef was boring and rather dry, while my companions pork tasted like candy it... More 

Helpful?
Thank zillyzil
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

The food is always awesome. Comes out fresh and hot every time. Some times the drinks aren't always the coldest but you can always count on good food.

Helpful?
Thank Oo J
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, great mom and pop place. Try the taco salad without the fried shell, like getting a salad and burrito. One of last of the affordable restaurants in town, with excellent food.

Helpful?
Thank shrink11
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

The restaurant itself was charming. The service was good. But the food was beyond bad. I'm not sure, but my shredded beef was probably ostrich meat, I hope. Either that, or some poor dumb Trump supporter went in mouthing off, and ended up in the recipe!

Helpful?
Thank Michael B

Travellers who viewed El Paisa also viewed

 

Been to El Paisa? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Lincoln Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2547
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: +1 208-930-4210

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Paisa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?