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El Juarez Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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311 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069-4313
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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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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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

So it is nothing fancy. But for real deal Mexican breakfast- this is the place. I am pretty sure it is a single grandmother actually cooking for you the way she cooks for her family back in the kitchen- with love and awesomeness. This is a weekend favorite for my Hispanic/California born husband and our entire family! A true gem!

Thank Allison T
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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583 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 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.

Thank Kyle F
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dan G
McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Thank LaFamiliaDuke
Healdsburg, CA
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250 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Dallas, TX
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

2 Thank larryecollins
Plano, TX
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

1 Thank HeadHunter11
McKinney, Texas
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105 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

3 Thank Danny F
McKinney, Texas
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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

Thank Claes B
McKinney, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank ShelsCollins

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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
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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