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El Maguey

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2888 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504
(770) 287-8880
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very disappointed

I would recommend that you not go to this place. No lunch menu anymore. When we asked about the lunch menu, the lady(that brought us chips and salsa) just turned around and walked away without saying anything. When we asked our waitress about it, she said "no, we don't have the lunch menu anymore... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2014
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Gainesville, Georgia
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dahlonega, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Last night my wife and I had dinner here. Very disappointed. Piece of hard plastic in the quesadillas. Shrimp cocktail flavorless. The waiters were nice trying to get it right since there wasn't management at all.

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Gainesville, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I would recommend that you not go to this place. No lunch menu anymore. When we asked about the lunch menu, the lady(that brought us chips and salsa) just turned around and walked away without saying anything. When we asked our waitress about it, she said "no, we don't have the lunch menu anymore" and didn't give an explanation. I... More 

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This used to be an excellent bargain. Good food and good service at very reasonable prices. (The bathroom, however, was really ratty--not clean, holes in the drywall--and it stayed this way for a very long time.) Did they change cooks or food supplier? The last few visits were disappointing.

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Jupiter
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our hotel desk recommended this restaurant when my husband and I said we did not like dining in chain restaurants. It's in a strip shop, not fancy, but the service was excellent and food was delicious. The server brought out warm, fresh tortilla chips/salsa right away. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his chicken frajitas, with refried beans, lettuce, guacamole. I really... More 

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years and this is my first review on them. Over the past year we have been experiencing poor service and poor food. I'm not sure what is going on with them, but it is a big problem. We normally come for lunch and are greeted fast, but that is where it... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I eat here at least once a week. The service is always good. As soon as you set down there is a basket of fresh chips and salsa on the table. The margaritas are excellent. The food is always fresh and served piping hot. This is a family owned business that is always working hard to provide... More 

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Atlanta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Only two things stick out from our visit. One, the ladies room appeared clean but smelled like something died. Two, the portions were smaller than most Mexican places. The food was just normal, the salsa was a little better than average but my husband's burritos special was tiny. They were half the size or less than what I consider normal.... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My wife and I went there for lunch last Saturday. Quick, friendly service. Good authentic Mexican food. Reasonable prices. What more could you ask for?

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

This by and far the best place to eat in Gainesville. The food is perfectly priced and tastes great. This is where the Latin American folks in town eat. The tortilla chips and salsa are to die for, as is any entree, which I have eaten 90 percent of the menu. The service is good as well and the owners... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The food always good and the staff is very friendly. The Fried Ice Cream is GREAT! It has become a regular with me!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2888 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (770) 287-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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