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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

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2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
(865) 681-8100
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service, Cozy and Colorful Atmosphere

We visited this restaurant on one occasion, it has colorful Mexican decor, hand carved chairs, tables, etc. Booths are very comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed the tacos and chalupas, service was very prompt and friendly. The menu is more Mexican than Tex Mex, so it was not what we were craving, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Texas
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant on one occasion, it has colorful Mexican decor, hand carved chairs, tables, etc. Booths are very comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed the tacos and chalupas, service was very prompt and friendly. The menu is more Mexican than Tex Mex, so it was not what we were craving, but no complaints on the food we ate. Tacos... More 

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Alcoa, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are in the area, El Sazon is a great Mexican Restaurant. The fajita nachos are a favorite for my family. The service is always great and the food can't be beat. The prices won't break the wallet either. One last tip, if you like sugary, syrupy Coke, this place has it! It is the only place I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

They are always so nice (been here 5+ times) and the food is great. Get here very early on Sun afternoons, though.

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Alcoa, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I know I have been eating here for at least 12 years both with co-workers and family. They are always friendly and professional and serve great Mexican food. Unless you go during a peak time of day, the wait is minimal if there is a wait at all. They offer daily specials and have delicious chips and queso. Check them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

food was delicious. will definitely go back. my daughters food wasn't hot though. great, friendly service also. keep up the good work. also prices were affordable. i had chicken, and it was full of flavor and moist and juicy. it came with cheese sauce on top with Mexican rice and refried beans with lettuce, tomato and sour cream

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am not a huge Mexican fan but went to El Sazon's for a friend's birthday party. I ordered plain tacos and they were good. However, everyone else in the party (all 17 of them) were very happy with their entrees. Since I am not a huge Mexican fan, I can't speak first hand but I know that 17 people... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Don't let the outside appearance fool you. It's what's inside that counts and it's delicious. I chose to sit outside due to the nice weather. I was seated in less than a minute. A server then brought complimentary fresh tortillas and salsa, also within a minute. Do not load up on the chips & salsa...they're addictive. I ordered the Taco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Good food at a great price, great friendly service. Carne Asada is my favorite. The patio is a nice diversion.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for years and I think they have great food at great prices, can't beat the portions and the service is fast, free chips and salsa while you wait. Try this place if you like Mexican food !!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I waited til I tried it 3 times before reviewing. All times food was very good but omg the staff is horrible! Not t friendly, don't care, no personalities. As if they all hate their jobs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: (865) 681-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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