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6966 Highway 431 South, Huntsville, AL 35763
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Huntsville, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been eating here since it opened and love the food, Margaritas, and atmosphere. this is the new El Olmeca in the Kroger Plaza on the corner of University and Jeff Rd. We eat there often on either Friday nights or Wednesday nights for Trivia. the people are great here the Margaritas actually have tequila in them, and there... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

With so many good Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in the metro Huntsville (AL) area, it's sometimes difficult to find one that stands out. We've been pleasantly surprised by a few recently, and the new El Olmeca is one of them. We stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner. Lunch selections are served until 3 PM. There are the usual selections,... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited for the Sunday Lunch Buffet. The buffet has the usual assortment of Mexican selections: enchiladas, quesadillas, taco fixins, flautas, but it also has a few non-Mexican items for the picky eater, including a chicken pasta dish. Salad bar is OK, but the desserts are excellent: a fried banana-tortilla thing and a raspberry-filled churrito with a cream sauce or... More 

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North Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My family and I eat here often and we like this place. My favorite is fajitas and El Olmeca has a wider variety than most other Mexican place I have been too. In addition to the regular chicken, steak and/or shrimp fajitas they have a few others with different ingredients and spices. I like the Fajita Durango and the Fajita... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Stopped in about 1pm after a baseball game in the area to eat lunch. There were 4 other families there and that was it. It took us over an hour to get food and about 15 minutes for drinks. The food was almost unrecognizable as Mexican food and was extremely overpriced. Trust me, there are many other Mexican restaurants in... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is the second time I have eaten there since they opened in early July. Both times the service was extremely slow. The first,time I attributed it to the recent opening and the large crowd that was there. This time there was no excuse. Restaurant was a little over half full on a Sunday evening. We came in and not... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A friend invited me to this restaurant about 2 years ago and it was fantastic...best bean dip i've ever had...i asked other friends to join me there...they always love it and want to go back...we have been there quite a few times even though it's about a 20 - 30 minute drive...The last time was with friends and family of... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My wife and I have been to this restaurant twice--once for lunch and again, over the objections of my wife, for dinner. There will be no third tasting. Our food was ill prepared. The chile relleno was barely recognizable as such, it literally floated in a sea of grease, the contents of the chile were an unresolved mystery. They seem... More 

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Address: 6966 Highway 431 South, Huntsville, AL 35763
Phone Number: 256-539-6477
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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