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El Mexicano Inn

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1215 30TH Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501-1839
(228) 863-3691
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Neighborhood dive that consistently offers strong margaritas, hot and well prepared Mexican dishes and spot on friendly service

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
david r
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oceaan springs, ms
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boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

With many ho-hum Mexican places popping up around the coast, it's so nice to have an authentic Mexican restaurant close by. The guacamole is REAL avacados, not the mix some other places use. The margartas are the best on the coast. Yes, the salsa is HOT - but that's why I love it. The enchaladas suizas are so amazing. Have... More 

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oceaan springs, ms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Neighborhood dive that consistently offers strong margaritas, hot and well prepared Mexican dishes and spot on friendly service

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have been a patron for over 30 plus years. Love that the salsa is hot and not something you can get at every other Mexican place. The chili is my favorite. In a bowl or on their great enchiladas. Tony knows what we want and starts the cheese dip as soon as we walk through the door. A must... More 

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oceaan springs, ms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Been dining here for years. When you've had a particularly tough day and in need of a mood change and are unable to fly to Colorado, Tony's top shelf margarita may just be the answer. The offerings from the kitchen also consistently measure up - enchilada verdes, especially. Dishes always served hot and service friendly.

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Gulfport, MS
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We visited on a Sat evening. No problem sitting, there weren't many people there. Nice character inside, nice decor. The food was good, the margaritas were good. I thought it a little expensive. Staff and waiter were extremely friendly.

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Gulfport, MS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The dip is way too hot. The food is average to poor. The owner charged us for more Margaritas than we drank on TWO occasions!! Never again!!

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Central Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I enjoyed a margarita and dinner here. The margarita was tasty, not overly sweet. The dinner consisted of a variety of traditional items, each hot and tasty. Our server was on top of everything, busy but still friendly. Overall a nice experience.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

LOVE this place, go at least once a week! Best margaritas and shredded beef burrito. I like Tex Mex, but this place puts out the best margarita and burrito ever. You will be hooked. Very casual atmosphere, not fancy, but that is part of the charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

To many Mexican restaurants fit that cookie cutter mold, but this place doesn't. When you first find it, don't turn away because of the exterior. The building may be a little worn outside, but inside is friendly and comfortable. This place is a treasure. Food: Spectacular! Everything seemed to have that made-from-scratch taste, from the salsa to the beans to... More 

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gulfport, ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

If you are picky about your margaritas, then you have to go to El Mexicano! Handmade from real juices (no pre-mix here) , and quality spirits, you will fall in love with this place. Definitely the best I have ever had!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215 30TH Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501-1839
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: (228) 863-3691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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