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El Pueblito

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2143 Jacksboro Pike, La Follette, TN 37766-3003
423-566-8696
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is OK. Cleaning needs Attention.

Ate here for dinner. Have eaten here before several years ago. Found the facility needing some updating even though there was painting going on during our meal in a roped off section. The menus were tattered and torn with food smeared on them. Not a good start. The chips, salsa, drinks and food was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
tome673
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ate here for dinner. Have eaten here before several years ago. Found the facility needing some updating even though there was painting going on during our meal in a roped off section. The menus were tattered and torn with food smeared on them. Not a good start. The chips, salsa, drinks and food was served very fast. The chips were... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the second time eating here and both times have been exceptional! We hate the Mexican restaurants where everything tastes the same. My husband got the Polo Poblano and loved it. My shrimp chimichanga was delicious! In a small town with not many restaurants this is a gem!!!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Absolutely terrible. Went for dinner one of the nights during a bachelor party at Norris Lake. The bar was under construction and they did not have margaritas. What!?!? The menu was filthy and we needed hand sanitizer after touching it. Most of the group ordered something with grilled chicken to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Might be fine for... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

A coworker and myself were working in the area and had dinner here on a Monday night. My food was average, not bad, not great. Prices were reasonable and service was very good. Probably would visit again and try something different.

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Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I grew up here in La Follette, and have to say this is my go to place when I want to sit down and eat. The folks at El Pueblito bring authentic flavors, and great service to a town where that's very hard to find. The staff rotate a lot and you get a mix of a good and great... More 

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La Follette, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been coming here since Middle School and I am now graduating college. There have been a few bad experiences such as my husband finding a cigarette in his food and hearing multiple reports of roaches but I believe they have changed management since then. My husband always orders the beef taco salad with just meat and cheese and... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although there seems to be no shortage of mexican restaurants in the area, this one definitely provides above average food and service. Chips were fresh and refilled often, as were the drinks.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This beautifully decorated authentic Mexican restaurant, just off I-75, in middle Tennessee is a breath of fresh air when on a long driving trip. It has a huge menu, very tasty and generous servings, clientele of local Hispanic population, everything we were seeking when trying to avoid the chain restaurants on the interstate. Prices - great, service - attentive.

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Florence, Kentucky
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210 reviews 210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We frequent this place often and it is a very popular place. The food is well prepared and served quickly. Waiters are prompt and check on you often. Monday is 20 percent off for seniors night. I have never been able to finish a meal there due to size. Chips and salsa are great and you can get a beer... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

El Pub's Is the place to go. We usually eat there 3 or more times a month it is just that good! Authentic Mexican decor, music and the best food around. My family of four order a Family Meal that is offered for $24 on the menu. May sound expensive but I have to honestly say it feeds all four... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2143 Jacksboro Pike, La Follette, TN 37766-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  La Follette
  • Phone Number: 423-566-8696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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