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'.
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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!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from @ellocomexicancafe 🎃 👻 Come by and have a special Halloween cocktail and view our Day of the ...
10/31/2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from @ellocomexicancafe 🎃 👻 Come by and have a special Halloween cocktail and view our Day of the Dead Altar. Many thanks to @autumnsmayhem for making it happen once again! 🕸☠️🎃👻🍬🍫🍭

COUPONS START TODAY!! 🙌Visit the link in our bio to our new website, or simply click below, and simply print out the ...
10/30/2018

COUPONS START TODAY!! 🙌Visit the link in our bio to our new website, or simply click below, and simply print out the coupon and bring it in! We do this every year at this time to celebrate our anniversary so cheers to 35 years!! #coupons #2for1 #beststaffintheworld #35years #albanytradition #albanyatitsbest 🍾🍾🍾🥑🌮🍹🇲🇽 https://ellocomexicancafe.com/news-and-events/

Join us after “ @startrek con” for a “deep space nine” beer from @shmaltzbrewing #startrek #startrekconvention #...
10/27/2018

Join us after “ @startrek con” for a “deep space nine” beer from @shmaltzbrewing #startrek #startrekconvention #spock #captainpicard @albanycapcenter

Need to get out of the house today? Bring the kids to decorate sugar skulls at El Loco!
10/27/2018

Need to get out of the house today? Bring the kids to decorate sugar skulls at El Loco!

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10/26/2018

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Bring your ‘ghoul’friend......
10/23/2018

Bring your ‘ghoul’friend......

Kids Sugar Skull Decorating is BACK!
10/16/2018

Kids Sugar Skull Decorating is BACK!

Tamales here! Get Yer Hot Tamales!!Tamale Tuesday at El Loco! After 4:00 pm try a Tamale for only $3.00!
10/16/2018

Tamales here! Get Yer Hot Tamales!!
Tamale Tuesday at El Loco! After 4:00 pm try a Tamale for only $3.00!

Do you ‘got time’ for tacos?
10/13/2018

Do you ‘got time’ for tacos?

Ever try our tamales? If not today is the perfect day to do so - $3 tamales after 4:00 pm!
10/09/2018

Ever try our tamales? If not today is the perfect day to do so - $3 tamales after 4:00 pm!

It’s true.Also... it’s National Taco Day!
10/04/2018

It’s true.

Also... it’s National Taco Day!

09/18/2018

Taco Tuesday sends a terrible message to our children.... they need to know tacos are an option everyday.

Our Special today is Gluten Free AND Vegan!
09/14/2018

Our Special today is Gluten Free AND Vegan!

Happy Grandparents Day! You should buy them a margarita at El Loco... just saying.
09/09/2018

Happy Grandparents Day!

You should buy them a margarita at El Loco... just saying.

Come celebrate National Beer Lovers Day! Try our BeerGarita!
09/07/2018

Come celebrate National Beer Lovers Day!
Try our BeerGarita!

You can see where WE stand. Where do YOU stand?Join us tonight and let us know...
09/05/2018

You can see where WE stand.
Where do YOU stand?
Join us tonight and let us know...

Don’t forget tonite is Tamale Tuesday...
09/04/2018

Don’t forget tonite is Tamale Tuesday...

El Loco will be closed Saturday September 1st through Monday September 3rd.We will reopen Tuesday September 4th at 11:30...
08/31/2018

El Loco will be closed Saturday September 1st through Monday September 3rd.
We will reopen Tuesday September 4th at 11:30 am.

Happy Labor Day!

It’s National Tequila Day!Come celebrate with us!Drink Specials ALL DAY LONG!
07/24/2018

It’s National Tequila Day!
Come celebrate with us!

Drink Specials ALL DAY LONG!

Our very own @boatbuilder Dallas Trombley is taking a sabbatical to sail 2000 miles on a raft, from Pennsylvania to NOLA...
07/06/2018
2000 Miles on the Ohio and Mississippi: PA to NOLA on a Raft

Our very own @boatbuilder Dallas Trombley is taking a sabbatical to sail 2000 miles on a raft, from Pennsylvania to NOLA! His adventures will be chronicled in a new book detailing the cities & towns along the way. To help the cause, @ellocomexicancafe will be donating a portion of sales all day on Wednesday, July 11th so please come and and contribute! A kickstarter page has also been setup and the link is in our bio. See you Wednesday!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/854942560/2000-miles-on-the-ohio-and-mississippi-pa-to-nola

A book about traveling from Pittsburgh to New Orleans on a homemade raft, the history of the towns and how they are adapting today.

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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