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EL TRES

4.3
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13 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican
El Tres is located in the heart of Thunder Bay’s Waterfront district, known for it’s wide selection of restaurant and bars within walking distance from one another. We offer an inspired menu of authentic Mexican cuisine, made fresh in-house and from scratch, as well as craft cocktails, locally brewed beers and a small wine list. Immerse yourself in our eclectic decor and casual environment, whether you are enjoying our Chef’s Tasting Dinner or sharing tacos and guacamole with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cody
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Seems to be consistently understaffed, or the staff they do have may just be inexperienced. Food prep time was reasonable to slow, only complaint on the food side was that they waited for us to be done eating our apps before even putting our meal order in? Drink wait times however were the longest I’ve experienced in any restaurant. It took around 20 minutes from when we were seated just to receive our (2) drinks. Later in the meal, after asking for a second drink (just one bottle of beer), it was another 10-15 minute wait.

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Nabb
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They made me the wrong dish and then charged me for two dishes on my bill. The waitress was annoyed when I pointed it out. She did not smile or act friendly at all, and I had to put up with that plus the wrong good, extra wait time and overpaying on the bill. The restaurant was cold inside and everyone was wearing their jackets.
I will not be going back anytime soon.

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CorrineLB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and relaxed casual atmosphere. Our server was kind and knowledgeable, great tequila recommendation. One of my favourite Thunder Bay eateries 🙂

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lesleyf
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

it took us three times to get a reservation on a Saturday. But food was worth it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas were great!
All the food was exceptional - unique flavours
Loved everything
Will be back for sure

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was lack lustre and slow. Finally had to signal the bartender to get the waitress to come back to the table. Guacamole and chips didn’t come with a side of salsa. Told it had to be ordered separately with chips but hot sauces could be used as an alternative. Pretty stingy given the price of the meal. Visited a year ago and the experience was far better. Perhaps an off night for the establishment.

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RegJ
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food very good. Waitress accommodating to noise.

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BobbiT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were 1st in at 5:00. Service was very slow. Had to wait for our first drink order. 7 empty Drinks later still waiting to order apps. When we finally got to order dinner after a loooong wait, we were informed that the items we wanted to order were not prepped. Had to take more time to decide on second choices. Thinking we should have been informed of limited menu when we were seated. Had to flag down our server for every step/order/request of the evening. Food was good. Server was friendly.

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Sheri
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service beyond what we expect every-time!!!

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JamieN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Tres has an incredible blend of ambience, stellar food and excellent service. Always a pleasure!

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AshleyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great cocktails and great food! Would definitely go again.

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KristaG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating there. The food was AMAZING! Service was perfectly timed and very friendly. Highly recommend the taco platter!

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Jmcav37
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Tex Mex Tuesday’s are my all time favourite and I look forward to going any time I can!

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EL TRES is rated 4.3 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

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