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El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
156 Highland Ave, Malden, MA 02148-6626
+1 781-605-3120
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
156 Highland Ave, Malden, MA 02148-6626
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think my overall rating would be a 3.5, certainly above average but maybe a little short of very good. All in our party of 4 felt the food was very good. My shrimp was described as being in a spicy sauce. It was not...More

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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Dave for your honesty and kind words. We appreciate any and all feedback we receive from customers, as we always work to both manage customer expectations as well and meet and improve on what we do, each and every time out. Although it...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

We found El Potro via an Internet search for a place to have dinner. We'd just spent a day doing touristy things in Boston returned to our Airbnb in Malden, tired, footsore and hungry. Our criteria was for something nearby, casual, and quick. El Potro...More

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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you so very much for kind words. Your review was rich with language and detail; it was as if you took us through a journey. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Your story is a story which warms our heart,...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican food come to El Potro Mexican. The staffs were really nice and attentive. The salsa were freshly made. If you get the cheese dip add couple drops of the hot sauce to get a little bit of the spice kick....More

Thank Calvin N
ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Calvin... Thank you for taking the time to write and for the great details in your endorsement. We always encourage folks to bring the heat when they can, and love to hear that you enjoyed doing so on your visit. What we love most of...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is large, nicely decorated and there is plenty of parking! The food was delicious! We were impressed!More

Thank Carol J
ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We always want to leave our customers with the best impression we can. Reading words like "delicious" allows us to believe we have done just that. We appreciate the feedback & hope that we can continue to...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

I had El Porto cater my husband's birthday party of twenty guests. Sal, the manager, was very helpful in taking my order and on the day of pick up saw to all the details. The food smelled fabulous, looked amazing and was absolutely delicious. The...More

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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the feedback and will share it with Sal & our staff. Making folks happy and opening them up to new flavors and experiences are all a part of the goal we have each day. We want to...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

El Potro, which my daughter selected, is clean restaurant featuring a touristy Mexican decor. Parking was convenient at a free lot across the street. The friendly waitstaff seemed to be of Mexican extraction, as did other patrons at a nearby table, always a good sign...More

Thank Sam S
ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words and honest, detailed feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write. What a customer thinks is very important to us, as we like to review all comments, good and poor from customers with our staff, so we can...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I just came back from a trip to Boston and Cambridge, stayed in Malden MA. My Airbnb host recommended "El Potro" and I do not regret at all. Good food (of course you also find Tex-Mex food in the menu, but also good real mexican...More

Thank JJ_Doble
ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

JJ... Thank you very much for the kind words. We appreciate you taking a chance on us. We always love when folks try us for the first time & we work hard to make sure that we do the little things in order to make...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Whole Experience Was Horrible, Dirty Tables, Food Was Not Very Good, Very Cold Inside Restaurant Asked Manager If He Could Turn On The Heat Gave Us A Dirty Look ~ My Friend Ordered A Taco Salad And In The Middle Of Having A Conversation...More

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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

We appreciate your taking the opportunity to write about your experience. As we write to each and every person who offers up a review, our customer feedback is very important to us, as it affords us the opportunity to work with our staff to talk...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Small bar area and dining room in Malden but the food is great, prices are reasonable and live music makes this place a great eatery. Great margaritas and tvs if your into sports. Something for everyone and very tasty! Lots of locals there as well...More

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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Josh... Thank you for taking the time to write & provide us with your feedback and kind words. One of the more important things we try to do is create an atmosphere where our customers feel at home when they come through our doors. That...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill a couple of times. Each time, the drinks and food were very good. We've even been there when they had trivia, and even though we couldn't stay until the end, it was a lot of fun....More

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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write & give us your feedback. We always work to make the customer's experience the best it can be. We love to hear that we are hitting our marks, and will continue to do what we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Highland Ave, Malden, MA 02148-6626
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Malden
  • Phone Number: +1 781-605-3120
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Description
At El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill, you'll experience authentic Mexican and Central American cuisine at its finest. Using recipes handed down from generation to generation, our family-owned restaurant has created a menu full of traditional meals prepared daily with fresh, homemade ingredients. Don't miss our music nights with a live Mariachi band! With music, food, and hand-carved Mexican furniture, El Potro makes you feel like you're in Mexico! We are now open at three locations: Malden, Somerville and Lowell, Massachusetts. Come by for a visit!
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