Reviews

Thank you
“I want to say thank you so very much for a wonderful dinner on Friday night. The members of our Mystery Bus were thrilled with the food, the service, and the singer. What a fun evening for us! I truly appreciate all you did to make us feel welcome in your restaurant!”
Lachele G. Madison WI.

Excellent Service
“We cannot thank you enough for the excellent service and DELICIOUS food you provided at the wedding! It was a joy to have something to eat that we absolutely love! Our guest also commented on how awesome it was . We just wanted you to know how much we appreciated everything!”
Ben & Sarah B. Fort Atkinson, WI.

Wow! All I can say is Wow.
“Please let me begin by saying THANK YOU. I could not have been more pleased with the service and the food that we received at our graduation party on Saturday. From set up to pick up everything was perfect. The food was great and many complimented on it. The vegetable mix was perfect.Thank you again for the wonderful service and food. We will be sure and recommend your restaurant to all of our family and friends. With sincere thanks,”
Susan V. Verona, WI

The food was phenomenal
“Guests commented on how delicious the food was, and they wanted to know who had catered. You will have new customers! and never having catered an event before, we were a bit nervous about how it would all work out. You thoughtful guidance and expert advice made the entire process go so smoothly. Thanks.”
Lori and Kevin. Madison WI

I’d order it again, and again
I just want to mention that the caldo de res here is really very good. I pack away a whole bowl. I’ve had caldo de res other places, and this one is particularly fresh tasting. The beef is nice and tender, the broth is flavorful, and vegetables are fresh tasting. I don’t claim to be an expert on the dish, but of all the places I’ve eaten at in Madison, it’s my absolute favorite. I’d order it again, and again (and in fact I’ve been doing that).”
–John R. Los Angeles, CA.

One of the best places to eat meat
“One of the best places to eat meat at in Madison, it’s all really tasty!”
Hobo J. Fitchburg, WI

Muy Bueno.
“This is the best and most authentic Mexican food I have had in Madison. I had a burrito (the “medium” size was huge!), and split a chile relleno with my friend. He had a torta with their el pastor (pork) on it- everything was super good! I have found my place for Mexican food. Muy bueno.”
Doctress Julia B. Madison, WI

For those of you who complain
“For those of you who complain Madison is bereft of Mexican food, I instruct you to check out El Pastor. It’s amazing authentic food where you will probably have to know at least minimal Spanish in order to interact with your server. Get away from downtown, and go here.”
Carolyn B. Chicago, IL

The best and most consistent taqueria
“Probably the best and most consistent taqueria in Madison. Quality and portion size have actually improved the past couple years. Good steak burritos, decent chili relenos, tacos, etc.”
Timmi T. Fountain Valley, CA

The price is right
“This place is pretty straightforward. It’s very much where the local Madison resident population hangs out/gets their food. I could see the food being less consistently good at times just because the place seems very informal. The price is right though and it hasn’t bit me yet. Portions aren’t too shabby and they have everything you might need. Take a ride on the wild side, head done Park St. and give this simple but more authentic joint a chance.”
Matt E. New York, NY

One of my favorite Mexican eateries
“Ive been eating at El pastor for about 10 years. it’s gone through at least 2 owners but its still one of my favorite Mexican eatery. these guys probably have the best pastor tacos in town, they have more extensive menu of platillos or dinners that some but I go mainly for the tacos…which are consistently awesome. the dinners are really good some days and some days they are just OK but they get fat props from me anyway… PS Anyone who doesn’t go to this place simply because it’s on park street…probably still holds mommie’s hand while crossing the street.”
Crash W. Oregon, WI

Tamales are excellent!
“Staff is friendly and the place is pleasant. I had the taco dinner with an extra tamale to go. The rice and beans are authentic and I really did like the tacos very much. The only complaint I had was their hot sauce really wasn’t hot enough for my taste but all in all, I will be back.”
Tammie T. Stoughton WI

Great Atmosphere
“We eat here ALL the time. The food is always great–authentic Mexican–definitely not TexMex. Staff is always super friendly and the guacamole is delicious, as are the tacos! They serve breakfast too!”
Casandra G. Madison WI

¬°Fant√°stico!
“My wife and I have enjoyed dinners at El Pastor for years. Our favorites are the Bistec Mexicana and the Bistec Ranchero. Both are excellent!”
Eric and Teresa L., Madison