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Monte Alban

Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
828-349-4484
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Ranked #29 of 70 restaurants in Franklin
Most recent review
- Sep 30, 2013
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sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Good Authentic Mexican Food! Loved their refried beans most of all. Also great chips and salsa. Good service, plenty of seating and very reasonably priced menu selections. We eat there every time we are in Franklin.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Their chicken soup is like no other, just keep in mind, if you do not want it spicy, ask for no spices when you order. They top it off with fresh avocado. You can also order a half order. Give it a try, it will bless your socks off!!!

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Buford, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were on the road for an anniversary trip. We stayed at a nearby hotel. It was late when we went to the restaurant, but we were welcomed at the door. The food was hot and tasty. Not being Mexican, I have no idea how authentic it may be. I just know that we had a great meal at a... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Have been eating here for 14 years and love it! Last year changed their name to Las Barricas. Sundays are their busiest time cause many people eat there every Sunday.

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Bryson City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This place is by far the best mexican food around. The staff are real hard workers. The portions are huge. The drinks are cold. The price is very reasonable. I have enjoyed this place at least a hundred times and will continue to do so in the future.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Great Mexican food, great staff, OK margaritas, good prices. A go-to place for a quick dinner. The menu is exhaustive and the guacamole is one to ask for.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Every plate tasted the same and the taco was very very very burnt and hard! Go somewhere else! Chips and salsa were good...place is really big and over-crowded...service was slow.

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Moscow, Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Just across the street from our motel, it was a great find. The staff were very nice, service was excellent, and the food authentic.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Monte Alban offers a large selection of mexican entrees, that are well portion and very good tasting. I love their red sauce. The chicken soup is to die for.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Absolutely nothing bad about this place.....great food, beer, staff, plenty of room and parking. Kid friendly, great food and low price.

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