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124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
828-235-9193
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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, Good Service

The food and service here are consistently good. However, the rug is dirty and it really needs a good cleaning in the dining room....kind of scares me, I don't think i want to know what the kitchen looks like.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
GranNan04
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Boone, North Carolina
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Clyde, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From the moment you enter this establishment, you are welcomed, made to feel like an important customer. The food is prepared fresh and quickly. This place is authentic. you will enjoy yourself.

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Candler, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

11/22/2014Edit My wife and I have been a customer ever since they opened for business. we never had any problems until tonight when I ordered and received my meal and it was burnt so I sent it back and ordered something else, everything was great until I paid the check and the manager told me not to order that again... More 

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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It sort of feels like you're in an old building, because you are in an old building. Doesn't have that "new" restaurant feel. Food is good, service is usually good unless they're slammed. Sweet tea is awesome and the salsa is PERFECT. Definitely cheaper than Canelo's on the other side of town.

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Boone, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food and service here are consistently good. However, the rug is dirty and it really needs a good cleaning in the dining room....kind of scares me, I don't think i want to know what the kitchen looks like.

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Sturgeon Bay
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great service with lots of salsa choices. We always make sure to be able to eat here as we are traveling as its so good.

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Canton, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Go on Sunday..., fabulous special for beef, chicken, and shrimp Fijitas!!! Fresh and amazing! No high dollar atmosphere here, but sincere and friendly service and the staff really gets to know you by name! Full bar and ice cold draft. Friendly and personable service will keep,us coming back!

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Great food at great prices!!!! 34 ounce beers!!! authentic Mexican cuisine the only place we ever need to go when visiting Ashville....

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Busy night and service was still good. It is a merry christmas in the mountains

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

This place is not the best looking place and when the paper mill is cranking the smell is atrocious outside but the people are nice and the food is good.

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  • Address: 124 Main St, Canton, NC 28716-4439
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: 828-235-9193

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