Reviews of El Tequila Mexican Grill & Bar (Restaurant)

4005 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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Right now this firm gets a score of 4.1 over 5 and this rating was based on 354 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF El Tequila Mexican Grill & Bar IN Minnesota

Darvell Smith

Great bar the food is Great the employees treat you great. Liquor is good. I had my Reception here after I got married the decorations we amazing and the employees was great we had the best time of I’ll life.

Christopher Langner

Love his place and I love them even more with amazon prime delivery. Great local company with awesome Mexican food!

tj games

Great enchiladas

Brandon Jay Rockensock Sutton

This replaces the much loved dive The Star Bar with El Tequila serving Mexican and Equidorian dishes. Live music at night, lots of boots. Cheap place to drink

Jovon Taylor

Food was overpriced and under seasoned

Mark Angerhofer

We had a great time at El Tequila, food was great, burrito was the best. Will be back, would highly recommend it.

Ashley Losie

Got sat at a dirty table and sat there for 20 minutes without even being asked to order.

mandie svencsa

Awesome food, great service.

Mark V

This place is anything and everything that the Star Bar wasn't good food good people good music come down and see what an amazing place can be like

Zita Vasquez

Very good service! Excellent food. Very friendly environment.

Evelyn C

Great secret spot! It’s in the strip mall, but once you get in you see it’s huge and nice! Dance floor in the back, and great margaritas!

David Butler

Very friendly staff and great portions. Found my new favorite place.

Patrick Plank

Has warm welcoming staff with great service and very tasty food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended. Patricio Minneapolis

Heidi Goergen

Amazing food! Nice clean place with hip decor. Love this place!

Pokemon Tcg

It was some pretty good food

Evan Courteau

Went here for the first time and it was awesome. The fajitas are superior, the guacamole is fresh and the beers are cold (and cheap). Unfortunately the stigma of the Star Bar still lingers over this place and the aesthetics of the neighboring establishments don't exactly scream "let's go eat". You shouldn't let that deter you from checking it out. Awesome specials accompany an awesome staff. Give them a chance; you won't be disappointed.

Kimberly Rae

Great authentic Ecuadorean food

Alex Kari

Great food and service

Ken Risvold

Best food I've had in years, used to frequent 2 other Mexican restaurants in town and this food is the best, also very friendly staff, would recommend this joint to anyone. I will be back on a weekly basis. Thanks for the great food and service!!

Luna McIntyre

Great Happ Hour specials and good food!

Matthew Johnson


Molly John

Great food and service! Neighborhood bar@

Montante Cheryl

The food and the service were both great.

September Horne

I've been going here ever since they open, the food is awesome, the atmosphere is nice. And I love the patio.

Mr Miller

Great service and the best mexican and central american food around. Great happy hour as well. Bartender Tim is great.

Rolando Miranda


Kenny Cooper

So good for our 1st time fresh foods good drinks we loved it

Rosa Hernandez

Good food and good service

Greg Youngblood

From the outside wasn't sure what to expect, but inside was nice. Overall the experience was positive though there were a few bumps. The food is more or less your typical Mexican food but the flavors are a little different. Perhaps the Ecuadorian influence? It was good, all of us enjoyed it, it was just different. The prices are moderate not overly expensive, but they tend to charge for every little item. And read the menu carefully, upcharges are listed but you may not see them all and then will be surprised at the check. They also charge 2 dollars for jalapeños, which were supposedly in the food but we couldn't taste them. We thought we didn't get them and then they argued about them really being there despite what we could taste. 3 people, 3 meals, 3 nonalcoholic drinks ended up about $55, not including tip. Will we go back? More than likely, we did like the food after all :) just know ahead of time what to expect.

Dawn Donoho

Great service, food and margaritas!

Franco Guzmán

The best place ever

Rock megently

It's Pulltabs are in machines food prices way to high for what you GET

J Tandy

I've read great things about their food and I'd like to go back and give that a try, but the day we went we were mis-informed about the specials, served uninspiring substitutions, and had to leave early because the woman's bathroom had no working stalls. Our server tried her best in a not so ideal situation.

Adam Rycroft

Great food and free chips and salsa.The waitstaff is extremely friendly. They gave great suggestions and were very understanding when we realized we had both forgotten our wallets at home.

Allison Vanderleest

Currently at the restaurant, have been seated for 40 minutes and have not gotten our drinks, not even a water. Server told us "we're really busy so you're going to have to wait a while." Why would you say that to a customer? If we weren't set on margaritas we would have gotten up and left a half hour ago. Usually I am a very content customer at really busy places, since I understand. However, this place is NOT busy like they claimed, they are not even on a wait. As we sit here, two tables have gotten up and left. Again, I'm not one to complain but this is crazy!!

Donna Schmitt

Great food! Great service!

MaKayla Marie

Bomb food and good drinks

Barbara Hansen

The food was ok. The service wasn't.

Philanise White

Professional and friendly, the food is ok, but the drinks are better

Steven Frolov

First time coming here and it was awesome! Authentic Mexican cuisine served fresh and very quickly. The tacos were delicious. My fiance loved it!

Jennifer Huang-Bougie

Big portions and friendly service.

Anthony Zaro

Hostess was extremely rude. There were bouncers with bullet proof vests on. Whatever goes on there, needs to be addressed.

Mike Mallery

Good food and service, large portions for the price. Lots of free parking.

Lia Perez

Best Food and Awsome Staff!!!

Lorien Mueller

We have been here twice and we all enjoyed the food. The kids especially loved their meals and we all left very full. The prices are good. Our server both times was Norma and she is very friendly. We enjoy coming and love Norma.

Eduardo Cedillo ponce

The food was very bland it had no flavor. It was very slow. Do not recommend! It took over an hour for are food to come and the place was empty.

Kody Pionk

Not much to it and I spend 30 bucks plus Tip on 3 tacos a 3 tostadas 2 beers service was slow,

Erika Neider

Fantastic food! I will say, make sure Tony is not your server. After bringing food and drinks never came back to the table. I had to go to the bar to ask for water after a 15 minute wait. Had to ask for our check. And had to bring it to him after another 10-15 minutes. Also, got charged full price for a virgin margarita on a $70 tab. Seemed ridiculous. Very nice gentlman. But with only 3 tables to serve, I would hope for a little better service. Otherwise, would absolutely say, go for the food!

Brian La Rose

Really good food and margarita and reasonable prices with friendly staff. Service was really slow though, on a Sunday night with few others in the place.

Star Hope

My boyfriend and i tried to go eat at this place on a Thursday night. As soon as we enter the place it took forever for them to come and sit us down. Finally someone came over to tell us the place was closed when there were plenty of people in there and the sign outside said we had an hour and a half left to go before closing. This place is very rude and disrespectful! I will never go again! Bad business!!!

Jake Fuller

Great food, great servers. Great drinks. Just a good place. Sure, its just like any other Mexican restaurant, but something about it makes it a good one.


Very good customer service

any Cedillo Ponce

Not good no flavor and waited one hour for my food Eventough it was not worth waiting

Ethan Pressmann

I'm basing this review on a single visit, but I was very impressed with this restaurant. My wife and I met her sister, brother-in-law, and toddler at their suggestion. It was a good one. The service was prompt and accurate, especially since we had a couple of specific requests. Nothing too crazy, but things that can often be overlooked. Our food was exactly as we ordered it and very, very delicious! The portions were generous to say the least, and even though I struggled a bit towards the end, it was so good that I felt I would be missing out if I didn't finish. I have absolutely no regrets! Our server was friendly as well, and interacted with the 9-month-old we had along in a playful manner. Even the other customers in the restaurant were friendly and seemed familiar with each other and the staff. All in all, my wife and I will definitely be returning during our next visit to the area.

Elle Bea

El tequila is a gem of columbia heights. Whenever my hubs and I want to spice up our day- whether that’s an Easter delight, a football Sunday, or just a casual Columbia heights bar crawl. The patrons are always a delight- whether it’s the crackhead selling flowers or the friendly Vikings lovers. The service is always top notch, and the pina coladas are the most delish in town

Camrin Hatchett

Food is great! And the staff was very courteous. They have cool wall art and the Latin music they play will make you want to dance!

Pat Misterioso

It takes you a really long time to get your food after you order it. I ordered tamales and they came dry. The menu said they were to have a red sauce on them. When I told the waiter he went to the kitchen and came back and said it's on the inside. I showed him there was nothing on the inside and then came back with some sort of green sauce. It was okay but nothing to write home about

Christine Peterson

The place felt unclean. Just a touch too unattended. While the fish tacos were tasty, we were surprised to get a $1 charge for the fish! This was also true for the other dish we ordered - you got a choice of meats, then got an upcharge of $1. Wait staff did their job. Wouldn't go back.

Mo-Co Moore

Our server was great! The art on the walls was fun. I liked the queso. Plus, they had a green sauce that was fabulous.

Denny Nastu

Tony and all staff are efficient and friendly! Very sincere. Treat us as Family.

Hamza W

Very well organised and convenient place. They serve large portions and for economical prices. We enjoyed the meals a lot and the staff members were very attentive and chatty. I recommend this place.

Alexander Swann

Tastey spot for food and margaritas, decor and atmosphere a bit underwelming.

Amanda Soczynski

What a little gem! I've been here now twice and the service and food are always delicious. Local business & friendly staff. I personally have had the fajita's twice & enjoyed more than a few margarita's and will come again!

Tracy Hartfiel

We love this place! The fajitas and carnitas burrito are my favorite. My husband loves anything with al pastor. We can't get enough of their hot salsa~ smokey heat! Tony and Norma are always ready to make your experience great! *best spot for PPV boxing, too!

Mirlande Erickson

Great food. Great drinks. Charges a cover after a certain time for dancing .

Tyler Matlock

Fun place, good people and drinks. Food is decent.

Google User

I always enjoy the service.Tony is the best bartender ever. If you're looking for a calm place to drink,eat & relax this is it.

Rebecca Trampe

Great food & service!

Jesse Jacobsen

Great food and very friendly service. Definitely coming back.

Shirley Turner

Had a great time with family good food

Tim T. Fish

Great Mexican and Ecuadorian food! Try the strawberry margarita!

Gustavo Rodriguez

The food was cold and the service is terrible Really a bad experience,

Maureen Haggerty

Pleasant surprise. Really good food! Nice place. Tasty margaritas. Try it for sure.

Teresa Botts

The food wasn't that good. But the service was great.

Travis Cook

Great Mexican food. Very reasonable prices. Great service. They have a different lunch special every weekday. Also check for a Groupon to save more.

Tyne Kilbride

The server there was a very nice until the very end when he said that we ordered more than we actually did order. I submissively agreed and paid but was charged $14 more than what I received. I will never go there again!

chris p

Good place to hang out with friends nice ....con el compa luis

Brenda Rood

Good food, friendly staff

Victor Guerrero

Hadn't been in this place since it was the Star Bar and I love what they've done with it. The rice and beans were ok but the steak enchiladas were delicious. Overall a nice place and I will definitely be back. I'll have to check it out on a Saturday when there's a DJ.

Brian Bethke

Pretty good margaritas at a great price with a good happy hour.

Jade Buttweiler

I have been coming here for three years absolute the best in authentic Mexican and Ecuadorian cuisine delicious .... also great happy hours the staff I super friendly and engaging Mugabe this spot a try!

Melissa Moore

Stopped in this restaurant with friend out shopping had to use the bathroom decided to sit at the bar, my friend ordered a bottled water and they told her it would be $3 for the bottled water when she asked why so much they told her they were charging her an extra dollar because she used the restroom. They claimed it was because she was not a customer we hadn't even gotten the chance to sit down yet! At that point I told my friend let's just go I don't want anything from this restaurant nor will I ever go back.

A. Douglas Whitten

We had a big group. Took 2 hours and most orders and checks were wrong. Food was meh

Andrea Belanus

My boyfriend and i come here the food, drinks, servers, everybody is so nice and very accomodating to my food allergy restrictions. Our favorite place to dine!:)

Joe Musha

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and wonderful service! Thank you!

Marie Pacheco

Food is bland and service was slow.

John Thurman

A great place for Mexican/Ecuadorian food. The servers are great and the food is even better. The Margaritas look weird (think neon green) but they're delicious and strong. I recommend the Enchiladas with Carnitas and Verde (green) sauce. Say hi to Tony!

Joshua Merrick

I didn't know this restaurant existed. Everything was so delicious. I especially loved the habanero salsa!

Michelle Carpenter

El tequila is a gem of columbia heights.We love this place! The fajitas and carnitas burrito are my favorite

harlan isom

average Mexican food

Jose Valencia

The place serves big dishes and for affordable rates. welcoming staff members. I recommend this place.

Kelly Faris

Great food for decent prices! Margarita was awesome and super tequila-e (yep I just made that word up). I had the steak tacos and my hubby had a ghost pepper burrito. Would definitely eat here again to try more of the menu. Chips and salsa were great, they offered a mild and a hot salsa. Service was soooo friendly! Patio was great on a sunny August afternoon.


Great food

Uniquica Acon

I went late night. Didn't order any food but plan on going back to try. Drinks were really good and they're not skimpy with the alcohol. I had a blue lagoon (or something close to that name) it was AMAZING!! great spot to check out.

Joseph Davis

Great place to eat.

Austin Maetzig

They had the most amazing drag/burlesque show last night, beautiful place, beautiful people, would highly recommend. Drinks weren't bad either

Josh Dean

Amazing ambiance, fun staff, and excellent authentic food. What more can you ask for? Portions are huge. Two thumbs way up for this restaurant.

Benti Nemera

Excellent place to dinne

Eseta Maligi

The food is very good and staff are very friendly.

Pang Vang

Cool relaxing spot to chill and the pork taco was flame


Great food AND service. Had enchiladas and qausadilla. Both were great. Very friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere, clean and up to date surrounding.

Rafael Uriaga

Food is ok but I went in for cumbia night every Saturday drinks and dance is great! Chicken wings are good!

samuel Spencer

The best guacamole in all Minneapolis. The food is fresh and delicious. My waitress Lastenia was fun and a delight. And with Thursday 2 for 1 Margaritas it was a bargain. We loved it and will be back.

ML Tube

Disappointed, we went to El Tequila on the NYE for dinner. The restaurant was almost empty at 7:00pm. Surprised! Only one waitress! After spending about one hour, here is why; poor food quality & tasteless, bland. Not really clean. A drunk Mexican guy walked in and they let him sit, he smelled very bad (he set in the table behind us). We couldn't finish or meals. Greedy people tried to sell him some food. I talked to the waitress and made my complain, paid the bill and left. It was the first and the last time. We will not go there again, and of course it will not be recommended to our friends.

Dennis DeCourcy

Nice, need to go back

Casandra Minetor

Food was luke warm, service very slow, and taste was tolerable. We got very stale chips and the server took about 5 minutes to bring another basket which was only marginally better. Ordered a cheese dip which was decent but came out barely warm. Chicken was lower quality with unpleasant taste. Service was slow even though there were only 2 other tables occupied. Definitely not returning.

Crystal Vrieze

It tasted terrible. And I said no shredded cheese on my chicken enchiladas and they put it in anyway. The lemonade was way to strong. Never going back.

Trina McMorris

Awesome service and the hot wings are delicious!

Vicki Thompson

We went later on a Sunday and few people were there, but I don't thing that changed how the food wad made- in a good way. The starter chips come with two salsa's both good but the spicy has a good kick to it & it kinda took me off guard. Lol. I double dipped the two & it was better for me. I ordered the Arroz con Pollo and it was very good & a good three meals out of it for me. My friend ordered the Fish Taco Combo and thought it was very good- he ate all of his. They also have Moldela Negra on tap which is a bonus for me.

Montana Farrell

Great Friday night drink specials! Love the margaritas here.

Wendy Steele

We will keep coming here. The food is really tasty, good value and great Daily specials. Nice outdoor seating in the summer...oh summer... how i long for youg!!!

Keith Puchtel

Don't be fooled by how it looks from the outside. This place has awesome specials, happy hour, food and service. I would recommend this place to everyone. Better than any other mexican restaurant around.

JoAnna Thomas

attitude door service. bartender was amazing I give him 5 stars

Laura Saastamoinen

1st time there and it was good. We will go back.

Disco Pirate

Great food, friendly service, stiff margaritas!

Daisy May

I go there every other day and enjoy the food

Bako Orionzi

Great selection of margaritas!

Jeff Surma

Clean place friendly staff good food reasonable prices.

Noah Levine

Really good prices at this place!

Travis strenge

Great food, and a cozy atmosphere. The service was great as well

Rick Olson

Authentic Mexican restaurant and bar/nightclub. Saturday night dance music to enjoy. Safe place, plenty of security.

Santom JTS

Do you want to eat some different like a Mexican style this is the place

Jim Billiar

Good food and service


Do not be fooled by the outside. This restaurant has a fun decor with outdoor seating on the side of the building. Outgoing friendly staff. Food is interesting combinations with fun flavors and beautiful presentation. Only I guess you have to be careful ordering. I was very shocked when I ordered the grilled fish off the featured grilled chicken and fish 12.99 flier and was charged $19. Because the two items on the flier headed 12.99 were not actually 12.99.

AJ Johnson

Male server complained he wasnt supposed to be our server because she was late, but continued to serve us even when she arrived. Male server overcharged me on margaritas during happy hour, so I didn't leave a tip, and he took the liberty of adding a tip for himself anyways. I would have chose no stars if it would let me.

Zachary Kulzer

Always have a great time when I’m there! Great food. Great service.

Randy Bjornebo

The arroz con pollo was pretty good and generous in size. A fair meal for a fair price

Mike Mauricio

Great food and the best staff

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