El Campesino

★★★★☆
  • 4771 McKnight Rd

    Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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  • 412-366-8730

About El Campesino

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11:30am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sun, noon - 9pm

Food

Food
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Still in search of a good Mexican restaurant in this area. I'd read good reviews of this place on McKnight Rd so I thought I'd drop in for lunch. Cutesy decor, good service, good beer, good chips. The absolute worst chile relleno I've ever had in my life. It was barely discernible from the beans on the same plate. I think someone either microwaved it too long or put it under too hot a broiler and the coating and pepper disintegrated. Makes me not want to try it again, but all the positive reviews may win out and I'll give it another shot.

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★★☆☆☆

Still in search of a good Mexican restaurant in this area. I'd read good reviews of this place on McKnight Rd so I thought I'd drop in for lunch. Cutesy decor, good service, good beer, good chips. The absolute worst chile relleno I've ever had in my life. It was barely discernible from the beans on the same plate. I think someone either microwaved it too long or put it under too hot a broiler and the coating and pepper disintegrated. Makes me not want to try it again, but all the positive reviews may win out and I'll give it another shot.

Pros: Good guacamole

Cons: Worst chile relleno ever

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My wife and I are recent transplants from Texas, and we have been looking for good Mexican food since we got here. So far we'd pick this place as the most authentic that we've found. They have plenty of choices on the menu with all the Tex/Mex standards, and everything we tried was quite good. The tacos were crispy, the beef was well seasoned, and all the sauces went well with the dish it was paired to. They had good drink specials too if you are a beer drinker.

Don't be put off by their inauspicious strip mall location - it may not be fancy or the kind of place you go for a big celebration, but it is well worth the visit for the quality of food and great price!

2
★★★★★

My wife and I are recent transplants from Texas, and we have been looking for good Mexican food since we got here. So far we'd pick this place as the most authentic that we've found. They have plenty of choices on the menu with all the Tex/Mex standards, and everything we tried was quite good. The tacos were crispy, the beef was well seasoned, and all the sauces went well with the dish it was paired to. They had good drink specials too if you are a beer drinker.

Don't be put off by their inauspicious strip mall location - it may not be fancy or the kind of place you go for a big celebration, but it is well worth the visit for the quality of food and great price!

Pros: authentic food, great prices, plenty of parking

Cons: pretty basic ambience

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Great mexican food in a very casual atmosphere. Huge portions for less than you'd spend at a mexican "chain" restaurant...and tastes better, too.

2
★★★★★

Great mexican food in a very casual atmosphere. Huge portions for less than you'd spend at a mexican "chain" restaurant...and tastes better, too.

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This place gets one star for their chips & salsa, which were good, but that's where the good food ended. Somewhat dirty restaurant & my menu was dirty. I am from the Phoenix area & have definitely had some excellent Mexican food in my life. The cheese enchiladas here had a red sauce on them that tasted like spaghetti sauce. Weird tasting cheeses were on a few of our selections too. I won't go back here, even if I get a free dinner.

PROS: Chips & Salsa
CONS: Everything Else we ate

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place gets one star for their chips & salsa, which were good, but that's where the good food ended. Somewhat dirty restaurant & my menu was dirty. I am from the Phoenix area & have definitely had some excellent Mexican food in my life. The cheese enchiladas here had a red sauce on them that tasted like spaghetti sauce. Weird tasting cheeses were on a few of our selections too. I won't go back here, even if I get a free dinner.

PROS: Chips & Salsa
CONS: Everything Else we ate

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I've been here twice, and I have to say I like their food a LOT. Very authentic fare and atmosphere, very Mexican. But the servers, at both visits, tended to forget things, and they were inattentive. There are runners that bring your food out, so once you give your order to the server you might not see him again until you are finished eating! What happened to checking to make sure you have everything you need during your meal? I hated the fried ice cream because they make it with corn flakes, which tasted stale... but I'm told that's how they do it in the "Old Country", so I won't order it again... but the sopapillas were good.

PROS: great food, nice atmosphere
CONS: service sucks

3
★★★☆☆

I've been here twice, and I have to say I like their food a LOT. Very authentic fare and atmosphere, very Mexican. But the servers, at both visits, tended to forget things, and they were inattentive. There are runners that bring your food out, so once you give your order to the server you might not see him again until you are finished eating! What happened to checking to make sure you have everything you need during your meal? I hated the fried ice cream because they make it with corn flakes, which tasted stale... but I'm told that's how they do it in the "Old Country", so I won't order it again... but the sopapillas were good.

PROS: great food, nice atmosphere
CONS: service sucks

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great service, staff is wonderful fodd is absouletly wonerful ! I give the a 10

2
★★★★★

great service, staff is wonderful fodd is absouletly wonerful ! I give the a 10

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Driving through North Hills tonight, looking for someplace to eat, happened upon this by accident. On a whim we went in, and were very glad we did.
Full menu of authentic mexican fare, priced very reasonably. When you sit down you get the basket of chips and salsa (which I loved, it was more saucy than chunky). I ordered the margarita to start off with, great choice, very good! And for dinner I ordered the Steak tacos. The meat was cooked to perfection. It came with an additonal (large) plate of rice and refried beans. Way too much to eat in one sitting, I had to take most of my food home with me. The service was pretty good too. I definately recommend this place if you're looking for some GOOD authentic mexican food in the "burgh.

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★★★★★

Driving through North Hills tonight, looking for someplace to eat, happened upon this by accident. On a whim we went in, and were very glad we did.
Full menu of authentic mexican fare, priced very reasonably. When you sit down you get the basket of chips and salsa (which I loved, it was more saucy than chunky). I ordered the margarita to start off with, great choice, very good! And for dinner I ordered the Steak tacos. The meat was cooked to perfection. It came with an additonal (large) plate of rice and refried beans. Way too much to eat in one sitting, I had to take most of my food home with me. The service was pretty good too. I definately recommend this place if you're looking for some GOOD authentic mexican food in the "burgh.

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Great place to take the family. Its affordable and the food is good. My children especially like the cheese dip appetizer. Location convenient too!

4
★★★★☆

Great place to take the family. Its affordable and the food is good. My children especially like the cheese dip appetizer. Location convenient too!

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