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Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
828-349-4484
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2013
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Buford, Georgia
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sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

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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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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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Address: Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone Number: 828-349-4484
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin

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  • Address: Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 828-349-4484

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