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El Pastor

Mexican, Southwestern
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2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
+1 608-280-8898
11:00 - 23:00
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

If you have eaten at a lot of Mexican restaurants, you already know the menu here. No surprises. The food is good, but not exceptional. The tacos we the best today​, and are pretty good..

Thank jscopper
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The tacos are indeed very good. Not embellished, fancy or oversized. Rather they are traditional, home-made and well done. Proper margaritas and salsas too. Best tortillas anywhere in London, they must be house made. That said, a meal (two rounds of drinks and some tacos) that cost the misses and me £80 here would have cost us about $35 back... More 

Thank Robert B
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154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and it was very nice. Very authentic Mexican food. We enjoyed the tasty food and great service. Recommended!

Thank TheGameCrafter
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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529 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is not romantic by any means and the boxing on the television was actually annoying. Good service and outstanding fajitas with a good draft Mexican beer and excellent margaritas. They could lower the lights, get rid of the TV as the music is classic Mexican and quite enjoyable.

Thank Rockydogz1
Holland, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Pros: Friendly, helpful, fresh food. Generous helpings. Relaxing atmosphere. If you enjoy eating "local" vs. chain restaurants, then I would recommend you go here.

1 Thank Robin N
Racine, WI
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My Mom and I visited Friday night. I wish I had the name of the waitress because she was nice nice and helpful. I told her what I was looking for and she gave us a great recommendation. Both my Mom and I started with a margarita on the rocks with salt - very good. Then we both ordered the... More 

1 Thank Julie N
Lino R, Owner at El Pastor, responded to this review

I'm glad that you had a great experience at our restaurant. I'm looking forward to see you next time, we really appreciate your business. More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Staff: very nice and professional. Food is so fresh. Because it is fresh it does take a few minutes to get your meal but not an excessive amount of time. Besides you have your cocktail and chips w/salsa, right? Been here many times before but went with friends for dinner today after work. They make great street style taco's, Enchiladas... More 

1 Thank cabusuttil
Central Wisconsin
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

El Pastor has a typical, small Mexican restaurant, vibe to it. Very simple seating area, Mexican decor and a soccer game broadcast in Spanish on the television. The menu has everything you'd expect in a Mexican Restaurant with several having some interesting twists to them, things that aren't seen at every Mexican restaurant - which is a good thing! For... More 

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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and needed some dinner. There was a winter storm warning going on and this seemed like the best option for our family. The chile relleno and tamale on my platter were fantastic! The pork taco was just so-so. Good service.

Thank FloofinSchnoof
Lino R, Owner at El Pastor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feed back we really appreciate your business. Looking forward to see you next time you are in Madison. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

One of our favorite places to eat. Service is always quick and friendly. The food is excellent at a reasonable price. Large portions.

Thank ML1702

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 12
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713-1218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-280-8898

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