Bring the Whole Family to El Loco Mexican Cafe

An Albany, NY tradition since 1983

Mexican food is not one cuisine, but many. A mixture of Aztec and Spanish (with French & Italian influences), it then varies by region, Sonora Vs. Oaxaca, Texas vs. California, and so on... Here at El Loco, we'll bring you a delightful melting pot of many regional styles and tastes. Mexican Fare is often prepared "too hot" but it is offered here in its true form: "Tasty." We reserve YOU the right to make it as hot as you wish by providing our very own special hot sauce bar. Our hot sauce is offered ranging from "mild" to "loco hot." The cuisine of Mexico is as colorful as its art and music, as dramatic as its history and as appealing and warm hearted as its people. And believe it or not, immensely good for you. So what are you waiting for? Stop in for some El Loco Tex-Mex, Traditional Mexican, and Nuevo Southwestern cuisine, and be sure to try some of our featured favorites for lunch or dinner! Can't get enough of El Loco? You'll appreciate our Loco Loyalty program. You'll get points for each dollar you spend, and you can redeem those points for your favorite dishes and drinks. You'll also get a sneak peek at upcoming contests and announcements.

#SmallBiz518: El Loco Mexican Cafe

In this episode of #SmallBiz518 we're at El Loco Mexican Cafe in Albany! Owner Patrick Noonan tells us what makes the place "Loco" including their authentic homemade dishes and their wide variety of tequila. Visit them on Madison Ave or head to! #TeamMonticello #ElLoco #ElLocoMexicanCafe #MexicanFood #Authentic #Albany #AlbanyFoodies #518foodies #DiscoverAlbany

Posted by Monticello, Licensed Real Estate Broker on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In a Hurry?

Find your favorite foods on our takeout menu

One bite and you'll be begging for more

We've been named the "Best of the Capital Region" thanks to our loyal customer following. People can't get enough of our restaurant because of our:

Authentic Mexican food:

Choose from Tex-Mex, traditional Mexican and Nuevo Southwestern cuisine. Your taste buds will thank you.

Fun and inviting atmosphere:

El Loco Mexican Cafe is the perfect place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays-or any occasion you like!

VIP treatment:

Earn points for dining with us and be the first to know about special events. Visit our Loco Loyalty page to learn more.

  • El Loco Mexican Cafe

    465 Madison Ave
    Albany, NY 12210


    Call Us
    Phone: (518) 436-1855

    Mon: 3:30pm - 8:30pm
    Tue: 11:30am - 8:30pm
    Wed: 11:30am - 8:30pm
    Thu: 11:30am - 8:30pm
    Fri: 11:30am - 8:30pm
    Sat: 11:30am - 8:30pm
    Sun: Closed