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Review of EL Potro

EL Potro
Ranked #12 of 134 Restaurants in Apopka
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place!!! Great mexican food!! Love the margaritas! !! Always leave full and take food home.

Thank Nickilynn72
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great food! Tacos al Carbon delicious! Salsa and ranch perfect! Great lunch buffett and live mariachi band on the weekends. Family owned and operated! Friendly and fast service!

Thank Renae B
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

El Potro seemed to be a family run business. Not a fancy place but the food was excellent! Will be going back next time I am in the area.

Thank SouthernRedSoxFan
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a hard working family here! They have been at this location for years! They are there daily and make sure quality and service is top notch! During the summer you sometimes see him outside doing the yard work! This is the true meaning of a small family owned and operated business! Keep up the good work!

Thank ThePartsChick
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have eaten at the lunch buffet twice now, once on the weekend (a Saturday) and once during the week (a Monday).

On both occasions, the food was great, the restaurant was clean, and the service was satisfactory. We would highly recommend this place.

Food: You know the "typical" "Mexican" restaurant in the US for people who have no desire to taste real food -- Plato #1: 1 enchilada, 2 burritos; Plato #2: 2 enchiladas, 1 burrito; blah, blah, blah. Well, the lunch buffet at this El Potro is NOT THAT BLAND AMERICAN "SAFE" MEXICAN FOOD. No, this is real food.

The buffet has multiple parts: hot dishes made with tortillas, tamales, enchiladas, etc., and then there is a section with cooked pork (THE BEST!!!), braised beef (a little hint of spice), chicken (mostly white meat with tomatoes and onions), plus, plus, plus many other dishes. Then there is a salad section with lettuce/tomatoes, fresh guacamole, potato salad (yes, there are potatoes in Mexico), and other salad items. Then there is a small dessert section with some fresh fruit and some flan and a rice pudding.

My favorite: Put lettuce and the big tomatoes on your plate, cover with pico de gallo (made fresh there! this is chopped tomatoes, onions, chilis) and put some of the ground beef on it from the hot bar. On your second plate, help yourself to the hot items. My favorites today were the pork (SO GOOD!) and the chicken (huge pieces of white meat, very healthy and delicious).

I can't recall the whole price, but two of us had 2 buffets plus 2 iced teas for about $21. (Tea is $2, so the 2 buffets must be about $8 -- a TRUE BARGAIN).

In summary: it's DELICIOUS, it's cheap, and it's a clean place. We WILL be back. For sure. No hay duda! :-)

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Thank Keith F
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