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El Amigo Restaurant

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3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
+1 219-531-5606
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Merrillville, Indiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El amigo is good food. It's a clean place. The dinning room is small. That would be my only complaint. I love the chicken tacos and the tamales are excellent. The place is not terribly expensive

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Thank jimbob488
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place is great, don't discount it because it's so small. The food is awesome, the staff is always super friendly, and you get big portions for small prices!

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Thank Angela B
Valparaiso, Indiana
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229 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Limited menu, understaffed, mediocre food and very slow service. With a rich assortment of Mexican restaurants in Valparaiso, you can do much better elsewhere.

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Thank Kent F F
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Big fan of this place and it's food..but saddened when I left at 1pm today and witnessed a staff member peeling on wall outside...at least he was facing wall and not the traffic...by the way you could see and tell what he was doing...from Calumet ave...God I hope he washed his hands

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Thank TransplantedTexan219
Kouts, Indiana
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

You don't go to El Amigo for atmosphere, you go there for good Mexican food. Guacamole is always fresh, too!

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Thank Babes3020
Valparaiso, Indiana
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for years now! I love the food, very authentic Mexican. They don't hold back on the size of the burritos! They are large in size and taste! The Salsa could be a little hotter! that is the only thing I would suggest. But I do eat there at least a few times each... More 

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Thank DarD55
Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Love the burritos and always grab one when near here. Large cheap and full of flavor. About same size as chipotle but about 1/2 the price and better flavor to me. Comes with plenty of hot sauce.

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Thank steve t
United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about, definitely shows its age, but the food is very good. Our favorites are the steak sopes and steak tacos. Quick & ecellent service

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Thank Sweetts85
Nw Indiana
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious, authentic mexican food. Quick friendly service. The tables are not fancy and the finishes show some age but the taste of the food is right on. Reasonable prices too! They also offer carryouts.

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Thank valpofred
Valparaiso, Indiana
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is the best "bar none" Mexican food in the area. I have been to all of them. Carne asada, pork, chicken or steak tacos, burritos or enchiladas and more...great great great I go every month or more.

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Thank Mark R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3032 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2640
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-531-5606

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