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El Maguey

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2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
757 442-2900
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Authentic Mexican. We stop here everytime we are in Exmore for a family visit. The chicken soup is so amazing. Their chip salsa and white sauce is amazing. You have to ask for the white sauce. Tonight I had the nachos and an order or caramel churros. Nachos excellent. Churros were just ok. Just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gina B
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Watertown, New York
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Watertown, New York
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic Mexican. We stop here everytime we are in Exmore for a family visit. The chicken soup is so amazing. Their chip salsa and white sauce is amazing. You have to ask for the white sauce. Tonight I had the nachos and an order or caramel churros. Nachos excellent. Churros were just ok. Just wont have them again. This restaurant... More 

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Thank Gina B
Atlantic, Virginia
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unlike other places that use frozen rellenos this place makes their own. Awesome and much appreciated. Good service. Clean restaurant and good margaritas.

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Thank Cyndy C
Jamesville, VA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good, margaritas are good and the service is good. This is the best restaurant in Exmore.

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Thank CJBayside
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have had the pleasure of visiting El Maguey on many occasions. This is one of my favorites and I have found the owners treat you like gold! They are very quick to serve you the entree you have decided on and bring salsa and homemade chips while you wait.

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Thank 913christi
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is our numero uno place to eat on the shore. Always great and friendly service and amazing food. We eat here every chance we can, highly recommended!

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Thank John I
Eastern Shore, VA
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We eat here all the time. The service is terrific, the food is simple and delicious. They also have beer and cocktails, and make a nice margarita.

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Thank Linderlouwho
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Exactly what I expected from a dive Mexican joint. This isn't fine dining. The 5 of us (4 adults and a toddler) got Tacos al Pastor, Chicken Chimichangas, Baja Chicken Salad, and Pork Carnitas (the toddler got a chicken taquito, which had the same chicken as the chimichangas). Each portion was a ton of food and it was delicious. The... More 

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1 Thank MJK1129
ny
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's always nice to eat here on our travels...Service is fast and the food is good. They are located on Route 13 in Exmore.

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Thank seg56
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Casual and family friendly. Great big inexpensive menu. Very friendly, still hoppin at 9pm and authentic. Great margaritas after a 12 hour drive from NH. Cheers. We stop at Holiday Inn Express. 4 hours to OBX tmrw. Whoop.

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22043
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Festive atmosphere and a large menu. Not a problem to bring kids and the food was decent. Restaurant selection is pretty limited on the VA eastern shore, and they were able to seat a party of four plus two kids, get us fed, a few drinks and back to the hotel before the kids melted down.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Exmore
  • Phone Number: 757 442-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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