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El Juarez Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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311 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069-4313
972-548-9181
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a try.

This place is just like the typical family owned restaurants you find in South Texas. The food is fresh and authentic. Set your expectations to "good " and not "the best ever" and stick to the basics..you will not be disappointed. It's always a good thing to support a local family that works hard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Dan G
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Plano, Texas
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395 reviews 395 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food is EXCELLENT. They must have the best, authentic chef in the back. I really enjoy my meal every time I visit this restaurant. The service is always good. It is super affordable. We love to visit here every time we are in McKinney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is just like the typical family owned restaurants you find in South Texas. The food is fresh and authentic. Set your expectations to "good " and not "the best ever" and stick to the basics..you will not be disappointed. It's always a good thing to support a local family that works hard to serve good food. Give it... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our absolute favorite place for Tex Mex and authentic Mexican choices. The habanero (house) salsa is the best anywhere. The extensive menu is a great combination of tex-me and traditional Mexican dishes. It's located in the beautiful downtown historic district of McKinney,Tx. You can dine and then stroll for hours through all the boutiques, antique malls, art galleries, candy shops,... More 

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Healdsburg, CA
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178 reviews 178 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is clearly a family-owned restaurant. On Sunday, the kids are hanging out, walking around, talking to moms, going in and out of the kitchen. I had burritos compuestos, which were more like enchiladas than I expected. A large portion. They were fine. Nothing special, however. The chile con carne that smothered them could've come out of a Hormel's can.... More 

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Dallas, TX
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I love Mexican food. We eat it, we cook it, we seek it out. Surely with a name like Juarez it's got to be good. NOT SO! The tamalei was soggy and had some unidentifiable Skin or connecting tissue inside. It was all I could do not to gag. The beans were nothing more than Pinto mush... More 

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Plano, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Ok let me start this by saying if you are looking for up-scale decor, and fancy decorations, this is not your place. BUT, If you want real, good old fashioned Texas syle Mexican food, the kind you remi\ember from High school (if you were lucky enough to be a real Texan), this is the place in McKinney to go to.... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

This place is TEX MEX. very good tex mex too. People say its Authentic Mexican because the place is a "hole in the wall". It's not bland authentic Mexican it's Authentic Tex mex! The bathrooms are comical, the seats are worn and torn and the cash register is older than I am and the food is amazing and inexpensive but... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

When you first walk in, you wonder if they actually serve food... But this genuine mexican restaurant florishes at night. It is crowded, live music on weekends and the food is just simply delicious

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

the appearance is not of a high class rest., is very simple. The food is delicious, i recomend the fajitas, chcken enchiladas with sourcream the soups and the SALSA which is authentic and homemade as well as the flour tortillas, there is nothing bad i can say about this restaurant the service i got was great. I THINK ANYONE WHO... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

Very authentic and I was raised in Mexico!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069-4313
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: 972-548-9181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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