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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
(865) 681-8100
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Ranked #6 of 67 restaurants in Alcoa
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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Evansville, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was quite a busy place when we stopped in it was close to our hotel We were seated in 10 minutes on the patio which was our choice We ordered a sampler appetizer with wings and spinach tortilla It was horrible the wings were too spicy and the tortilla stuffed with spinach and cheese was just plain awful We... More

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Friendsville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I live in Maryville (right outside of Alcoa), and there are a few different Mexican restaurants that are closer to me, but none compare to El Sazon. It is ALWAYS worth the extra 10 minute drive to get there, because their food is AMAZING. Their chips and salsa are to die for, the wait staff are very friendly and attend... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am originally from New Mexico and have lived in Texas for the last 30 years so I am leery of Mexican food too far north of the border, but this place is amazing! My hubby had the chicken fajitas and loved them and I had the chicken enchiladas verde...soooo good! The salsa is fresh and very good. Service was... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stop in for a fast lunch on out way to Cherokee NC , great service excellent food has the chicken fajita very tasty not over done . Parking lot is full and service is still excellent . I'd eat here again for sure .

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We have been here several times -- there is a back room available for fun birthday parties and church group gatherings. I've brought members of my family here after picking them up at the airport. On my last visit, I was alone. The daily special was all you can eat fajitas. What a disappointment. The platter was not steaming (only... More

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were here for about 45 minutes before someone came to get order. Normally the food in this place is pretty good and it probably would have been again if we had two more hours to wait on the food. This rating is just about the service this busy day. Avoid this place if there is a crowd.

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Davis, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We particularly enjoy eating Mexican food while traveling and this restaurant was near our motel. It turned out that it was a sister restaurant to the Pelanchos where we enjoyed a good meal earlier in our trip, in Middlesboro, KY. This time we tried a different choice than that meal and were not disappointed. We also enjoyed the fact that... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My family and I ate here last week. We requested a patio table and didn't realize smoking was permitted. Needless to say, we were choking within ten minutes. We moved tables to get away from the smoke and it helped....for a minute. Then another table lit up. Anyways, we ordered a variety of food. The wings were very good. My... More

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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Loved the food and service here. We both had different dishes and were both excellent. Just remember if you don't have a valid ID meaning of age and not expired you will not be served adult beverages. Seem the local police send people in with expired licenses and bust the place if not a valid ID on a regular bases... More

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Alcoa, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Awesome and clean. The only drawback is to be sure and get a good server. Most of them are great. About one in ten times, you'll get a sorry server. Otherwise, I'd rated all 5s.

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