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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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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Best burrito and yes it's "Tony's"

It's a spicy burrito and about the most flavor of any I've had in one bite. This is the most authentic Mexican restaurant north of the boarder. Tony the owner is as friendly as they get and serves all the food and drinks. If your looking for a margarita he makes the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Jeff H
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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

It's a spicy burrito and about the most flavor of any I've had in one bite. This is the most authentic Mexican restaurant north of the boarder. Tony the owner is as friendly as they get and serves all the food and drinks. If your looking for a margarita he makes the best.

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1 Thank Jeff H
Biloxi, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Child's burrito and Enchilada dinner. Tony and his staff are so attentive. They also have the best quesadillas!!! It's worth the trip and the money. Fresh! Oh, and I'm not a guacamole girl, but his is the bomb.

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Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were just a little hesitant, given the amount of "liquor neon" on the outside, but those fears were laid to rest as soon as we entered. Tony greeted us enthusiastically and whisked us off to a table in this small establishment. He brought us menus as well as chips and salsa and soon returned to take our orders. Our... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

I had the Beef Burrito dinner which was outstanding. Great til the bite. My wife had the fried ice cream . It came in a large bowl with honey,cinnamon sugar and vanilla bean ice cream. Delicious! The restaurant was nice and quiet. Service was fast and friendly. Great prices, highly recommend.

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1 Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service but the absolute best was the ultimate margarita! The best margarita I have ever had hands down....and I have tried a lot! Brought my mom and my one year old and we all loved it!

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Biloxi, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Guacamole is BEST ever!! Fresh homemade. The margaritas you may think pricey but it is so worth it. Smooth! Great time! Friendly and attentive. We have been going there 10 years.

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1 Thank Billy W
Gulfport, Mississippi
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really authentic Mexican food in one of the oldest continually owner run restaurant in Gulfport. The family migrated to Gulfport in the '60s and have always had the freshest food. Great Mexican food.

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1 Thank Ron W
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican this is the place. Tony will bring it out the way you want it. The margarita is worth the price. Don't let the building fool you it's clean and the best on the coast. For lunch or dinner a must stop on your list.

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2 Thank Jeff H
boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

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

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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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