El Norte

2205 W Parker Rd, Plano
(972) 596-6783

Recent Reviews

Wesley Ritchson

The food was awesome, the salsa ? on point, the Don margarita is the drink you need to put up with Covid, and the service was excellent. First time there and I will be back. 10/10 Recommend El Norte for your next mexican meal.

Stephen Cohen

I have passed this restaurant many many times but never stopped in. So this weekend my husband and I decided to. stop in and check it out. It had a great on B Jones, food was crate, and we had an excellent waiter his name is Paul. It was nice to hold on to a real menu. Paul was very personable experienced and kind. Can't wait to go back and try other things on the menu.


I've only had the pleasure of eating here twice, but it is amazing. The food is so good that I even forced myself to save a bit to take home to my family to try it. Hope to be back soon.

John Machovsky

All you can eat fajitas with tortillas guacamole cheese sour cream rice beans it's amazing the beef used to be a little better but it's still good. Margaritas are strong. Fire ?

Josh Bellamy

Best local Mexican restaurant in Plano. Excellent margaritas and great queso. There is a small outdoor patio. The meat is of very good quality.

Loretta Scott

Always great service. Food is tasty. I recommend this place often

Contessa C.

Do you ever see. Mexican restaurant & think to "what's different?" Oh man please dont underestimate El Norte! Not all Mexican food tastes the same & this spot is proof! Let me start by saying enchilada platter, beans, rice & bag of fresh hot chips & salsa is a must! You can choose 6, 8 or 10 & mix match! Cheese, beef or the very best sour cream enchiladas.
The salsa! If only I could make it myself!!! Perfect amount of garlic, perfect bite!  Enjoy one of Planos very best, you will not be  disappointed.

Trisha M.

Stumbled on this place driving by as it's lit up with lights so we decided to check it out. They have a special every day (check it out online) which includes both food and drinks.

Walking in, the place smelled delicious of food. The enchilada special and and Cuervo top shelf margs were the deals on Wednesday. My dad got the enchiladas Verde and I got the roasted chicken poblano. The tomatillo sauce is a bit salty but overall the food was good. The roasted chicken poblano had a unique taste with the apricots insides and is definitely  worth a try. They also have regular and special sides (an up charge) as options. I tried the creamy corn (special side) which was delicious. My only note to the restaurant is letting ppl know there are bacon bits. Not everyone's dietary restrictions would allow for this and it could be frustrating.  

My only angst, and it's definitely a personal one is that they do not have spicier salsa than the one they provide initially. I love salsa and the spicier the better but they only have the mild salsa. Not a big downfall, but would be nice to add some selections to salsas.

For a local spot with fast service, good tasting food, budget friendly, and great deals, definitely give this place a try. Also, it seems like margaritas are their specialty so I would definitely check that out if it's up your alley!

Vicki Crawford

My husband and i were running errands and stumbled across this place..its fabulous! We had fish tacos and a sampler platter..the flautas were just melt in your mouth yummy! If you like Mexican food, you will love this place!

Curtis H.

This review is a little dated. By about a decade. And I've only eaten here once due to the distance where I live. However, ever since I've tried to replicate one of their signature dishes: Pork Montana

To have a dish still have this much of an impact on me after 10+ years truly says something about the place.

A slow roasted pork shank, with a honey-chipotle glaze. When brought here it was insistent we all get this dish. Even called ahead to make sure there was enough for the 6 of us. And I'm so glad we did. We dubbed this "Meat candy" it was so good.

Please, for the love of Mike and all that is Holy, try this. If I'm unable to have this dish again without having to travel on an epic quest back to El Norte, at least let you have this in my stead.

Tracy Rich

Always amazing!!!! Love the queso, raspberry swirl margaritas and always the Pork Montana!!


First time at this Restaurant, heard the food is EXCELLENT! People were right on! Start off with the salsa is amazing, couldn't stop eating it! The food is great! Need to come back and try the Fajita's. Service was perfect! Anna was the best! Friendly and attentive! Great place to eat at!!

Aras Ivanas

i was there last week and ordered a to go tex mex lunch the tacos were tasting amazing and the gentleman eho checked me out had an amazing attitude. however when i opened up my box to eat all the beans and rice has spilt out in the plastic bag, so i did not even get to fully enjoy the lunch that i paid 13 dollars for. not sure if i go back again!

Tim Joyce

Great food and service! Try the Pork Montana!

Cassie S.

Great food, great price, great decor. Perfect place for a family night out or happy hour. We have been going there for years. It is a staple to the area

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