Kentwood >El Arriero
Order the beef enchiladas a la carta. I have been to El Arriero a handful of times for lunch. In general, the food has always been very good, and very reasonably-priced. The ground beef, particularly in the enchiladas, is exceptionally moist and tender (melts in your mouth almost). I found that most everything other than the a la carta menu comes with beans in it, on it, or on the side (which is only good if you actually like beans). Many items do not come with tomatoes of any kind, so I found myself using salsa from the chips and salsa on several things.
Not what I expected!!!. I went to El Arriero the other day, becuase I wanted flautas. Worts Ever!!! I had been there before and had Chicken fajitas, they were not the best, but wanted to return and give it another try, but I don't think I will be coming back. The service can be better! I wanted some rice, and the server was no where to be found. No smiles either! If you want good, tasty mexican food, this is not the place to go.
Bad bland Mexican food. I've had Mexican food all over the Midwest, West Coast, and Mexico from the "taco truck" level to fine dining. I hate to say this, but my experience tonight at El Arriero was the worst. I was really hoping that this place would be one of those "great little places in a shopping center.....", like a great find. The food was very bland!!! It was as if they weren't even trying to make the stuff tasty, I've had better Mexican from Banquet. The food was cheap, which was the only plus.
MUST GO TO. This place is GREAT. I found it by accident one late night, and have been going there ever since. The staff is GREAT, they make you feel at home, are friendly and attentive. The food is pretty good, not top of the line, but you are getting a lot more for the money. Overall is a GREAT place to go. Try it, youll love it!
The best in Grand Rapids. El Arriero should be much more popular than it is. It makes Beltline bar look like Taco Bell! The staff is truly Mexican, they offer some very authentic Mexican dishes along with the more Americanized typical fare that midwesterners "think" is Mexican. The complimentary chips and salsa is fresh, the food is very fresh and healthy, and the value is unbelievable! The service is quick, efficient, and very friendly. The refried beans and Chili Colorado are some of my favorites.
Go You'll Love it!!. Outstanding service, great food and unmatched prices. There's nothing that should keep you from dining here.
Soooo good. This restaurant is excellent. The service is great, and they serve the best refried beans I've ever had. I highly recommend it. It may be a little more expensive than, say, Taco Bell, but c'mon. It is worth it.
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