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Taqueria El Paso

Mexican, Spanish
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2693 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607-5733
(828) 264-6755
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
good food, excelent service, reasonable prices

we enjoyed everything about our meal and service, the only issue was that we were cramped in a small spot for six people

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Essex
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The soft tacos are excellent! I grew up in SoCal so I am used to good Mexican food and Taqueria El Paso did not disappoint. I expected more Tex-Mex style but found the menu to have a good balance of menu items from across Mexico.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here 4/29/2015. Pros-Service was wonderful Cons- TOO MUCH SALT added when they to each food item before it is served Recommend this Restaurant to a friend or family member- NO

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Essex
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we enjoyed everything about our meal and service, the only issue was that we were cramped in a small spot for six people

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Definitely a "hole in the wall". Located in a partially abandoned small center, the decor is old, broken, and stained with minimal gaudy ornamentation. The TV seemed permanently set to a Mexican telenovela on Telemundo and the location was barely staffed. However, the food was good - authentic Mexican food. The salsa selection was tasty and the chips were crisp.... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

They got our order wrong...to go....but what they got right was soooo gooood! Authentic Mexican food, It was our first time there and looks uninviting, but we decided to try it and we will go back!

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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the real deal for Mexican food in Boone, NC. The soft tacos were prepared to perfection and the huaraches are great. The place has limited seating but offers the best Mexican food in the area. A+++++

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant for the past three years. Best Mexican place in Boone, and I refuse to eat anywhere else. However, the past few months, the service has gone downhill tremendously. For some reason they got rid of the older girls and replaced them with snotty high schoolers who don't even pay attention to what they're doing. We've... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is our favorite place to go for real Mexican food! The food is fresh, delicious and is a great value. The staff is very friendly, efficient and always ready to help in any way. The location is small, but cozy (you are not paying for fancy decor and high overhead). I always get 2 meals out of my fajitas... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is not a place to go for ambiance but the food is delicious. It's very cheap too. It's where all the Mexicans eat so you know it's the real deal. Delicious pico and all of our dishes were prepared well. Definitely suggest it for a yummy lunch out!

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LINVILLE
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Most of the reviews refer to the hole in the wall, that is very accurate. It is a small location, an older building, and doesn't appear all that nice. Our server was very friendly, very attentive and helpful. We asked for an item on the menu that only comes in chicken to be made with beef and they gladly accommodated.... More 

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Additional Information about Taqueria El Paso

Address: 2693 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607-5733
Phone Number: (828) 264-6755
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2693 Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607-5733
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: (828) 264-6755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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