El Canelo Mexican Restaurant

2709 W 12th St, Erie
(814) 835-2290

Recent Reviews

Lucille Harris

Orderd taco salad and it wasn’t bad but the meat didn’t taste like ground beef. I don’t know whether it’s a cheaper virgin of ground beef but I didn’t enjoy it as much this time. I always order it for the shell.

Mona Stull

Food was good and priced well. Staff was nice. Margarita was good . Decor and updates seemed unfinished for the experience like they had before. Or would have been 5 ?

Kannan Mani

Authentic Mexican food after a looooooong time. Portions were generous, courteous staff. Nice ambience, overall a great experience.

Aloe Schneeberger

Absolutely amazing staff. The food was on point. Just overall a great lunch experience I will definitely go again!

Al Warner

I had 2 burritos, 1 chicken and 1 beef. They came with no sides but chips and salsa were provided before the meal. While the portions and taste were average, the service seemed streched a little thin. We had to request our check so that people waiting could get in. Once I had the check, no one followed up so I took it to the bar and paid.

Matthew Moore

I’ve been coming here for a very long time but tonight’s experience was very poor to say the least. My wife is a strict vegetarian and ordered a vegetarian dish only to realize it had meat inside, which horrified her since she has not had meat in over 10 years. The staff was not receptive to the concern and did not do anything to accommodate her request aside from giving her a bean taco to replace the meat taco they gave her in the first place. I ordered a dish with an “add shrimp” option and was charge $8 for 6 pieces of shrimp. Overall we were very unhappy with the experience and typically don’t feel compelled to leave reviews of this type, but unfortunately it was well deserved.

Lip Kit Laboratory

Been coming here for years. They've done a lot with the place since Covid, too, I'm happy to see their success. Best margaritas around!

Chris D.

Stopped in for dinner this evening. After waiting 10 minutes to get seated we waited another 20 minutes at our seat for a server to bring menus or take drink orders. Never happened. We finally got up 25 minutes after being seated and left.

Julie Swab

Wesr 12th street is the best every time.Good service and a awesome menu.Let's not forget the margaritas ?.

Felix Mueller

Decent Mexican food - as judged by my Hispanic wife.They could renovate a little bit, though - paint is coming off. Feels a bit run-down.Could also serve free refried beans with the tortillas to boost sales.

Alex Masi

I am reviewing the 12th street location of El Canelo. All three locations are excellent, however, I frequent the 12th street location mainly because I live a couple minutes away from this location.Excellent food and extremely fast service, all while maintaining the quality of food I have come to expect from the El Canelo Restaurants.A short and sweet summation of El Canelo is as follows; blazing fast, authentic Mexican food prepared with quality and fresh ingredients all while remaining extremely inexpensive and delicious.Well done El Canelo, keep it up!!!——————SUPPORT LOCAL!——————

Erica Beebe

Great food love the people awesome service ????

Alan Chaffee

Always good service, and very fast service, good food. A great place to dine, when you don't have time to wait long, for your order to come out.

Tyler Miller

Literally go to any other el canelos.i haven't gone to 12 st el canelo in 15 years I always went to peach st or buffelo rd, but the one time I go here they over charged me, didnt get 1 thing right that we ordered, food was bland and ontop of that I just came out the hospital for food poisoning so pls literally go to any other el canelo

Dave Snyder

Great original family recipes they have been cooking for generations. A must try for anyone.

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El Canelo Mexican Restaurant

2709 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505
(814) 835-2290