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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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Indiana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Opened late till 2 am. which makes it good for people getting off evening shift jobs. Huge burritos (small football sized) If you like Mexican food at good price that is not a chain resurant this is the place

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Thank schererville
Valparaiso, Indiana
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Many local hispanics eat here. Prices are very good and it feels like you are in a Mexican restaurant in Mexico.

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Thank georgeibrownjr
Spokane, Washington
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

We tried this place on recommendations from TripAdvisor. It wasn't terrible, but it sure wasn't good. The waiter was pretty gruff ... example: I ordered a dinner with one taco and one enchilada. When I asked for a beef taco and a chicken enchilada (which I've done at every Mexican place I've ever eaten at), he growled "one meat per... More 

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2 Thank SushiFoodie
Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Stopped for carry out. Fast service, great service. Very crowded during lunchtime, but always great service. Menu is the same, however, no chips on carry out, unless this was a mind lapse. Anyway the food remains authentic Mexican. Very good.

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Thank dmarruth
Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2011

On a fair weather day this place makes me feel like I'm in Mexico. El Amigo has true grit. No other Mexican restaurant in Valpo competes with its' authenticity. The best Mexican restaurant deal in town and affordable on any budget.

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Thank jamescondor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2011

My family & I have been going to el amigo for years!! Their food has always been delicious and staff has always been very friendly! Their burrito suizos are to die for & so.are the enchiladas!! The best thing is that its all very authentic & very reasonably priced! I've never had a problem there.

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2 Thank jauu1
Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Excellent for Mexican food, very casual and homey. If you enjoy Mexican food this is the place. The tostada suiszas are the best.

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3 Thank dmarruth
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2010

El Amigo has been a favorite for many years. We are from Texas, so good Mexican food is a staple in eating out. The building is newly remodeled and furnished (2010). The same owners and cooks are there, thankfully. The menu is varied and authentic. The salsa is 'just right hot'. We prefer thinner chips, but these are crispy and... More 

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2 Thank jlsdds
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2010

This is our favorite authentic Mexican food choice in Valparaiso! My husband and I are frequent patrons......like once every 7-10 days! They have recently done some remodeling, (which it needed), inside and out.

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2 Thank IrishAmma
Valparaiso, IN
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2010

I've always liked this place, but when I'd go in for carry out I wouldn't look around because it wasnt pretty. However, they just re-did the restaurant and what a change! It looks great! I'd actually even eat in now. The food has always been good - I highly recommend the tostada dinner or the nachos, both are excellent. Service... More 

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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?