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El Tequila Mexican Restaurant

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1010 Highway 3 S, Northfield, MN 55057-3088
+1 507-664-9139
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're new residents of Northfield and we're trying to find restaurants we like. Neither my husband nor I were very impressed with the food, which says a lot because he especially is easy to please. The restaurant was busy on the Friday night we went. It's in a little mall. The decor is that typical bright decor one sees in... More 

Thank SeesTheWorld5
Shakopee, Minnesota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We eat at El Tequila in Northfield. The food is great! They always act glad to see us and bring our food out very quickly. Generous portions, servers always checking to see if everything is ok. Hoping they put one in Shakopee, so I wont have to drive so far.

Thank texsota1614
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a really great restaurant. The food is very good and so are their drinks. The atmosphere is perfect for families and friends to come eat for a night. The service is very good.

Thank Jane S
Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Dined here three times last month, with large family groups. The food was tasty and served properly prepared. The staff is friendly and "on the job". Being from the Southwest I eat Mexican food whenever possible and this food may not have Southwest heat and flavor, but it is the best I've had in 40 years of visiting Minnesota.

Thank Michael B
Northfield, Minnesota
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Worse than terrible. Going on the rave reviews on this site, we stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night. At first I just found it funky and charming, iconic, even, a run down dumpy Mexican diner, plastic covered tables in a strip mall in Northfield, Mn. I don't even let the surly waiter with the barely understandable English bother... More 

Thank Tourmalinequeen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed fajitas and a burrito with rice and beans. Both were delicious and served in a timely manner. We also ordered margaritas but didn't know what size they were until they arrived. Turns out, they were the largest margaritas!!!! Before tasting them, we asked how much they were. The server said, "$25." WHAT???????????? After 10 more seconds, he stated... More 

1 Thank mlempx4
Northfield, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

El Tequila offers a nice choice of Mexican food. Easy location for parking. Good margaritas and other bar choices. Complimentary chips and salsa. Usually visit 1-2 times a month. Great service and never been disappointed. Nice sit down location - much better than fast food.

Thank Dean H
Saginaw, Minnesota
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Went out to dinner with friends so we have had decent food here before. My friends and my wife's meals were very good while I should have read the menu a little closer as my meal was not what I expected. I had a chicken breast that was tenderized and breaded it was okay but I think it could have... More 

Thank Jack H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We go to El Tequila in Faribault and Northfields on a weekly basis. Food is great and consistent, as is service.

Thank TS L
Northfield, Minnesota
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Back when El Tequila's first hit Northfield, the food was absolutely fantastic. Recently, however, it seems like they think they can coast off their good reputation forever... and the food seems like it's been microwaved or just slapped together haphazardly. Free chips are nice, and it's probably the nicest Mexican restaurant in town, but everything feels overpriced compared to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Highway 3 S, Northfield, MN 55057-3088
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-664-9139

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