El Loco Mexican Cafe

El Loco Mexican Cafe El Loco serves Tex-Mex, Traditional Mexican, and Nuevo Southwestern food and drink in a fun and festive atmosphere in Albany. Since 1983, an Albany 'institution' of 'Loconess'.

Very excited to participate in the 2nd annual Lark Street Restaurant Week!! We’ve got some great menu options for just...
04/04/2019

Very excited to participate in the 2nd annual Lark Street Restaurant Week!! We’ve got some great menu options for just $20.19 so stop in and see us April 6th -12th! #wearelarkst #restaurantweek #steakfajitas #breadedjalapeños #bananachanga #shrimp #dessertnachos #stuffedpoblanos 🌶🥑🇲🇽🍤🥩🍌 #margaritasarentdiscounted #buttotallyworthit 🍹

Headed to the @ncaa woman’s regional or @hvgamercon ?! Join us before of after for some great eats and drinks! @tucent...
03/29/2019

Headed to the @ncaa woman’s regional or @hvgamercon ?! Join us before of after for some great eats and drinks! @tucenter #hvgamercon2019 #ncaawomansregionals 🏀🎮🌮 #greatweekendinalbany @ El Loco Mexican Cafe

Thoughts for Thursday...!!🌮🌮🌮 #sunsouttacosout #tacosaretherootofhappiness #tacosaretherootofallevil #weekendsa...
03/28/2019

Thoughts for Thursday...!!🌮🌮🌮 #sunsouttacosout #tacosaretherootofhappiness #tacosaretherootofallevil #weekendsalmosthere 🇲🇽🍹🌮

03/12/2019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with @ellocomexicancafe , @casamigos @Guinness and @guinness_upstate_ny Introducing the “Saint Casa”, served with Casamigos Anejo and topped with Guinness!! Get it ASAP since it’s only around for a limited time... #guinness #casamigos #edibleglitter #lookssexy #stpaddysday #cornedbeeftacos

Celebrate #friyay and every #friyay during #lent ⛪️ with fish tacos! (And a margarita!) #itsfriyay @casamigos #meatl...
03/08/2019

Celebrate #friyay and every #friyay during #lent ⛪️ with fish tacos! (And a margarita!) #itsfriyay @casamigos #meatlessfriday #dontgiveupmargaritasforlent 🇲🇽🍹🐠✝️

Celebrate First Friday and an awesome upcoming weekend in Albany with Yamadillas (vegan quesadillas) and margaritas! @ha...
03/01/2019

Celebrate First Friday and an awesome upcoming weekend in Albany with Yamadillas (vegan quesadillas) and margaritas! @happycow #cdtatrolley #firstfriday #yamadillas #peaguacamole @tucenter @eltonjohn @mumfordandsons @terrance_simien #albanydoesntsuck @ridecdta

We open at 4:00... just saying...
02/24/2019

We open at 4:00... just saying...

@nationalmargaritaday is Friday, February 22nd! We’ve teamed up with our friends @casamigos for some great cocktail sp...
02/15/2019

@nationalmargaritaday is Friday, February 22nd! We’ve teamed up with our friends @casamigos for some great cocktail specials so get here next week to celebrate! #casamigos #houseoffriends #margarita #nationalmargaritaday 🍹🇲🇽❤️ #itsafridaythisyearsonoexcuses

Last chance to book your Valentine’s Day reservations with us! Spot are filling up so call us and check out the menu o...
02/14/2019

Last chance to book your Valentine’s Day reservations with us! Spot are filling up so call us and check out the menu on our website. (Link in bio) #itsgonnabegood #dessertfromdebbies #dessertfrombenandjerrys #albondigas #stuffedpoblanos #shrimpandpolenta ❤️🍫🌹🇲🇽🍪🍦💃

El Dia Del Amor is Thursday! Celebrate with your loved one in our intimate atmosphere with a dinner and dessert menu tha...
02/10/2019

El Dia Del Amor is Thursday! Celebrate with your loved one in our intimate atmosphere with a dinner and dessert menu that’ll be sure to please. Make your reservations now by calling 518-436-1855! Happy Valentines Day, Love El Loco! ❤️😍🌹🍪🍦🍫❤️ @benjerrysmadisonave_rpi @debbieskitchen456

Been wondering what that reflection is off the window. Turns out it’s the Sun. Who knew... #thinkspring #thinktacos #i...
02/08/2019

Been wondering what that reflection is off the window. Turns out it’s the Sun. Who knew... #thinkspring #thinktacos #itsfriyay #itsalwaysicecreamseason @benjerrysmadisonave_rpi 🌞🌮🥑🍹

We’re only posting this beautiful picture of fish tacos to remind you to vote for @ellocomexicancafe for “Best Mexic...
02/05/2019

We’re only posting this beautiful picture of fish tacos to remind you to vote for @ellocomexicancafe for “Best Mexican” in the @albanytimesunion readers poll... only two days left to vote so make it happen amigos!! #bestmexican #tureaderspoll #vote 🥇🏆🌮🥑🇲🇽🌶 (link in the bio)

@ellocomexicancafe has been nominated as a finalist in 2019’s Best of the Capital Region Contest! 🌮Please VOTE for ...
01/28/2019

@ellocomexicancafe has been nominated as a finalist in 2019’s Best of the Capital Region Contest! 🌮Please VOTE for us to win BEST MEXICAN🌮
(VOTE before February 6)
Thank you to everyone that already voted and hopefully we can bring home the goods! 🥇🏆🌮🍹💀🥑
Link in Bio***

When it’s been that kind of week and your dead on the inside but still smiling and need your friends @casamigos to hel...
01/25/2019

When it’s been that kind of week and your dead on the inside but still smiling and need your friends @casamigos to help you celebrate #isthere74daysinjanuarynow? #heatwavetoday #casamigos #wehavethemezcaltoo #mezcal #reposado #anejo 🇲🇽💀🥃🥑🌮

Always great to have the students back in town...Welcome back!! University at Albany, SUNY Siena College Albany Law Scho...
01/23/2019

Always great to have the students back in town...Welcome back!! University at Albany, SUNY Siena College Albany Law School Hudson Valley Community College The Sage Colleges The College of Saint Rose Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences #bestmexican #welcomeback #bestmargaritas #gethere #margaritastudybreak 🥑🌮🇲🇽👨‍🎓👩‍🎓🍹

Chorizo and Rice Stuffed Poblano! (Also available as Vegan/Vegetarian) Get here tonight and get some! #thesunsout #isits...
01/22/2019

Chorizo and Rice Stuffed Poblano! (Also available as Vegan/Vegetarian) Get here tonight and get some! #thesunsout #isitspringyet #bestmexicanfood #chorizo #bluecornmuffins 🌶🌶🌶

Tonite at 8:00 park on the odd side of the street in front of El Loco and then come grab a Tamale! Try one for only $3!
01/22/2019

Tonite at 8:00 park on the odd side of the street in front of El Loco and then come grab a Tamale! Try one for only $3!

We hate to do this but for the safety of our staff and customers, @ellocomexicancafe will be closing today due to the we...
01/20/2019

We hate to do this but for the safety of our staff and customers, @ellocomexicancafe will be closing today due to the weather. This picture is just to make you even more upset...! We will see you Tuesday at 11:30am! #thisweathersucks #sorryforthepicture #wishwewereinmexicotoo 🌮❄️🥑🍹⛄️💨 🇲🇽

01/15/2019
Last chance to vote for @ellocomexicancafe in the TU readers poll! (Link in the bio). Don’t let this picture of fish t...
01/14/2019

Last chance to vote for @ellocomexicancafe in the TU readers poll! (Link in the bio). Don’t let this picture of fish tacos distract you... !🐠 🌮 #bestof #tureaderspoll #bestmexicanfood 🥇

Ya it’s been that kinda week, so we brought back the blood orange margarita! Grab it on the rocks or frozen and enjoy ...
01/11/2019

Ya it’s been that kinda week, so we brought back the blood orange margarita! Grab it on the rocks or frozen and enjoy the weekend! #babyitscoldoutside #bloodorange #bloodorangemargarita 💉🍊🍹#clockworkbloodorange #happyfriday #friyay @ El Loco Mexican Cafe

Head on over to https://www.timesunion.com/bestof2019/ and vote for us for "Best Mexican" and "Best Locally Owned Restau...
01/07/2019

Head on over to https://www.timesunion.com/bestof2019/ and vote for us for "Best Mexican" and "Best Locally Owned Restaurant"! Albany Times Union El Loco Mexican Cafe #bestoffor35years

Got the chance to be the “mystery reader” today at Montessori Magnet School in Albany. Book of choice you ask? “Dr...
01/04/2019

Got the chance to be the “mystery reader” today at Montessori Magnet School in Albany. Book of choice you ask? “Dragons Love Tacos...” 😉 🌮 🐉 Thanks to Albany City Schools and most importantly my helper and daughter Olive! #onoons #dragonslovetacos #montessorimagnet #thisschoolisawesome

Listen to @weqx_1027 today to hear the new @ellocomexicancafe commercial and your chance to win an El Loco gift certific...
01/03/2019

Listen to @weqx_1027 today to hear the new @ellocomexicancafe commercial and your chance to win an El Loco gift certificate and t-shirt! El Loco & our friends at WEQX were both established in 1984 which means we’ve been doing this small, independent thing for 35 years now. Make it your 2019 resolution to #supportsmallbusiness whenever possible! #shoplocal #nevergivingupontheideaofbeingindependent #weqx #bestmexican #tacocleanse #itsarealthing #ifmyfriendscouldseemenow

Corona Ken says Feliz Navidad! El Loco will be closed Tuesday December 25th! (Also Monday December 24th- #weareUSUALLYcl...
12/24/2018

Corona Ken says Feliz Navidad!

El Loco will be closed Tuesday December 25th! (Also Monday December 24th- #weareUSUALLYclosedmondays)

El Loco will OPEN Wednesday December 26th at 11:30 am!

BUT we are open tonite!!!!! (or tonight...)Join us for a lovely margarita!Richard, Dallas, Kyle & Corona Ken would love ...
12/16/2018

BUT we are open tonite!!!!! (or tonight...)

Join us for a lovely margarita!

Richard, Dallas, Kyle & Corona Ken would love to see you...

Santa Speedo Sprint today!Stop by for a Margarita before, during or after the race!
12/15/2018

Santa Speedo Sprint today!
Stop by for a Margarita before, during or after the race!

Come play the shell game with the Elf or see Corona Ken’s Stocking OR just stop in for a margarita & help us celebrate...
12/12/2018

Come play the shell game with the Elf or see Corona Ken’s Stocking OR just stop in for a margarita & help us celebrate the season!

El Loco is closed today, December 11th, for employee appreciation day! We reopen Wednesday, December 12th at our normal ...
12/11/2018

El Loco is closed today, December 11th, for employee appreciation day! We reopen Wednesday, December 12th at our normal time. And yes our annual holiday staff party was last night... 🍾🍻🥃🎉🎁Thank you to @debbieskitchen456 and @cafelark for the food #gonnaneedtoplacealiquororder #ohrichard #leftrightcenter 🎲 #wheresallthesuerte #lotsofupsanddowns

El Loco is closed today, December 11th, for employee appreciation day! We reopen Wednesday, December 12th at our normal ...
12/11/2018

El Loco is closed today, December 11th, for employee appreciation day! We reopen Wednesday, December 12th at our normal time. And yes our annual holiday staff party was last night... 🍾🍻🥃🎉🎁Thank you to @debbieskitchen456 and @cafelark for the food #gonnaneedtoplacealiquororder #ohrichard #leftrightcenter 🎲 #wheresallthesuerte #lotsofupsanddowns

The Dos Equis Most Interesting Man’s Stocking is stuffed with the Elf.You could put El Loco Gift Certificates in yours...
12/08/2018

The Dos Equis Most Interesting Man’s Stocking is stuffed with the Elf.
You could put El Loco Gift Certificates in yours...

Buy a $25 El Loco Gift Certificate and get one free for $5 OR buy one for $50 and get one free for $10!

Corona Ken wears his sunglasses at night while living la Vida El Loco with the Elf...
12/07/2018

Corona Ken wears his sunglasses at night while living la Vida El Loco with the Elf...

Corona Ken on his way to El Loco to buy Gift Certificates for the Holidays... Buy one for $25 get a $5 gift certificate ...
12/05/2018

Corona Ken on his way to El Loco to buy Gift Certificates for the Holidays...
Buy one for $25 get a $5 gift certificate for free!

Looking for a gift for that “Loco” person on your holiday gift list?! Pick up a $25 gift card and get $5! Or Buy a $...
12/04/2018

Looking for a gift for that “Loco” person on your holiday gift list?! Pick up a $25 gift card and get $5! Or Buy a $50 GC and get $10!! #giftcardsavailable #spend25get5 #spend50get10 #ofcourseourtreewouldhavethosedecorations #happyholidays #buyalocotshirttoo 🎁💳🌮☃️🎅

It’s Christmas time at El Loco!!
12/02/2018

It’s Christmas time at El Loco!!

Get them early and often!
11/27/2018

Get them early and often!

Here is a picture of the first day of spring in Mexico. If your wondering, it’s only 113 days away. Since you’ve got...
11/27/2018

Here is a picture of the first day of spring in Mexico. If your wondering, it’s only 113 days away. Since you’ve got plenty of time now, get here this week and use up your #2for1 coupons before they end in November 30th! #notevenwinteryet #ellococoupons #wasntitjustlaborday #cheersto35years #since1984 #lastweekofcoupons #followlinkinourbio #togetyourfreecoupons https://days.to/spring

Shop Local. Shop Often. Shop Small Businesses. Shop Lark Street. Shop Madison. #supportmomandpops #smallbusinesssaturday...
11/24/2018

Shop Local. Shop Often. Shop Small Businesses. Shop Lark Street. Shop Madison. #supportmomandpops #smallbusinesssaturday #wearelarkstreet @larkstreetbid

11/21/2018

El Loco will be Closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day.

We will reopen Friday morning November 23rd at 11:30am!

See you then AND on Small Business Saturday!

Much love to @1lively1 for stopping in for dinner and drinks last night. Best of luck with the new ventures & stop back ...
11/21/2018

Much love to @1lively1 for stopping in for dinner and drinks last night. Best of luck with the new ventures & stop back soon!#nationallampoonseuropeanvacation #rusty #blakelivelysbrother #didntknowthat #albanydoesntsuck #alsoinrockandrollhighschool #lookkidsbigbenandparliament

Jason Lively is Loco for Life!!Jason was in town for ‘Back to the Video Store’ at The Palace Theater where his movie...
11/21/2018

Jason Lively is Loco for Life!!

Jason was in town for ‘Back to the Video Store’ at The Palace Theater where his movie National Lampoons European Vacation aired last night! Two of us Locos were lucky enough to meet and befriend him!!

“Yup, the Griswold’s are back!”

Thanks to the @albanybizreview for a great article highlighting all the progress here on “lower Madison”. Whether yo...
11/15/2018

Thanks to the @albanybizreview for a great article highlighting all the progress here on “lower Madison”. Whether you’ve been here for 35 years like @ellocomexicancafe or brand new like @raw_juice_bar , it’s all about community, consistency and serving the Capital Region residents. Looking forward to the best part of this city getting even better! #albanyatitsbest #albanydoesntsuck #cheersto35years @cityofalbanymayorsheehan

HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all who served & THANK YOU to those currently serving. In appreciation, we’re offering a free fr...
11/11/2018

HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all who served & THANK YOU to those currently serving. In appreciation, we’re offering a free frozen lime margarita to all Veterans & active military with ID on Sunday, November 11th!! Don’t forget about our annual 2 for 1 coupons too! (Link in our bio)

Vote & Drink Responsibly!Go Vote & then visit El Loco and ask for our Frozen Lime  “Midterm Margarita” only $6!
11/06/2018

Vote & Drink Responsibly!

Go Vote & then visit El Loco and ask for our Frozen Lime “Midterm Margarita” only $6!

Address

465 Madison Ave
Albany, NY
12210

route 20 busline

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 21:00
Thursday 11:30 - 21:00
Friday 11:30 - 22:00
Saturday 11:30 - 22:00
Sunday 16:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(518) 436-1855

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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