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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
First Time visit - would return

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Kodak
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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Greenback
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have flown into Knoxville airport a number of times now and always get my friend Candy and I to stop off at El Sazon. I lived in Mexico for 3 months once so love my Mexican food. I ordered a set meal for $9.99 and got two plates worth! Very good value. And throw in the free chips and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The food was out of this world and the best part was the price. Super tasty and warm difinetly recommend it if you are in town.

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Indianapolis, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The service was good but the food was pretty middle of the road. The staff was friendly as well. Just a little more and I would upgrade them for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

All u can eat fajita's on Wednesday's $6.99 is awesome. Wow:) Is all I can say! This place is a good deal and great food!

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Louisville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been eating at El Sazon as long as they have been open (quite a few years now) and the food, service, and quality is always top notch. In an area with many excellent Mexican Restuarants they may well be the best.

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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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