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“Great place with a live mariachi band! ”

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill
Ranked #15 of 149 Restaurants in Malden
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 19
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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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!
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 which I love!

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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 involves doing the little things to make it feel "homey", so whether its the food and flavors on your plate or in your glass, or the sights and sounds, or the way we greet and treat you, we want you to feel like you always sit at a "family" table. So in order to do that, we do not want to feel like a "chain", we want each of our locations to feel like its a place for neighbor or "locals" as you say. You & they are always welcome.

Thanks for the feedback & we hope to see you again soon.

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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. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank JMG1724
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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 can, to make the experience, be it the food or the drink, or the extras, like our house band Mariachi Estampa de America or trivia at our Malden location to make sure you want to come back again and again.

Thank you again & we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice dinner at El Porto on Saturday evening. We were seated right away. We choose to sit in the bar because it wasn't as loud as the main dining room. We both choose the Enchilada Verdes with shredded beef. Very good. Before the dinners came they served fresh chips and salsa. Chips were not greasy and the salsa had just the right amount of heat.

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

Thank you very much for the kind words & the great details and recommendations. Our enchiladas are among our customer's favorites, and that is why we provide so many traditional options on our menu, and give you the customer the choice to make them your own. Whether its selecting your protein, or adding vegetables, or turning up the heat, we want you to have it the way you like and encourage you to let your server know when you order. Each dish is made fresh in our kitchens, so that way every customer gets not only fresh ingredients and flavors, but they have it prepared "just right".

Thank you again for taking the time to write & we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Visited the place yesterday lunch time it was good experience
Good food and drinks good service
Close to mexican authentic food you can get in America

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Thank sajjadfk4
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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Thank you for your kind words & praise. It always means a lot to hear from our customers about their experiences, especially when they throw in words like "great" and "authentic" into their review. For us the most important thing is providing the customer with an "authentic" Mexican experience, so that means using ingredients and recipes from Mexico, and building plates that have the flavors & look of Mexico, as well as providing customers with the sights and sounds of Mexico as well.

Thank you for taking the time to write & I hope that you can visit with us again soon.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food. Great margaritas. Great customer services. Family orientated. Friday's they have Mexican music

Thank Paulsylma
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ElPotroMexicanGrill, Manager at El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words; we are happy you enjoyed your experience & appreciate the recommendation. There are a sure a lot of "great(s)" in there, and for us its hard to ask for much better praise than that.

We are glad you feelt at home & we hope that we can see you again soon. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with a review

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