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El Maguey

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2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
757 442-2900
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Mexican on the Eastern Shore

The servers were friendly and attentive and we would go back. I had traditional Tex Mex which included a taco, enchilada, and chalupa. the pricing was reasonable. My work colleague got fajitas which were only OK. They give you two tortillas, where you would normally use three. I am not sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
Craig S
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Been eating here for years, they serve the best Mexican food on Virginia's Eastern Shore. My wife and I try to come here atleast once a month, would come more often if we could. The staff is always very freindly and attentive. Highly recommended!

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Delmar, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on our way to Florida for the winter. This was our first time on the Eastern Shore, and in this particular area there are not a lot of dining options. We went to El Maguey because the reviews on Trip Advisor made it the best of a very few options. Our experience was similar... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Genuine mexican food. Delicous. Everything is wonderful - especially tne magaritas! Their cheese stuffed chile rellenos is to die for!

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Catonsville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm from Baltimore, MD and was visiting relatives in VA who took me and my friend to this restaurant. OK, I'll agree that from the outside, I might not have tried it if I were traveling, but it looks like a typical Mexican restaurant. The service was great, the food was terrific (I had the chicken tortilla soup -- the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The servers were friendly and attentive and we would go back. I had traditional Tex Mex which included a taco, enchilada, and chalupa. the pricing was reasonable. My work colleague got fajitas which were only OK. They give you two tortillas, where you would normally use three. I am not sure why they are scrimping on the tortillas.

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Hebron, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had decided to stay in Exmore to break our travel-up. Reviewed Tripadvisor to find someplace other then a fast food restaurant to eat and decided on El Maguey. Drove past the restaurant on our way to the hotel and from the outside I made a quick decision to pass on eating there. I mentioned to the person at the... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were told by a few different people to try this place. We ordered the fajitas for two. It was a lot of food that was seasoned alright, but there was very little beef or chicken, it was mostly onions and peppers. The service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress asked if we wanted more chips and salsa... More 

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Mount Kisco, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a nice surprise! First off, this place was packed! Had heard it was good but was concerned that it would be a huge wait. We waited all of 3 minutes for a table. The service is unbelievably fast and pleasant! Then there's the food. The menu is jam-packed and is a few pages long. So much to choose from.... More 

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Parksley, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our first visit and we will definitely return. Best Mexican food we've had this side of El Paso, TX! The staff were quick and attentive and really friendly. The real surprise was the birthday dessert with a song presented to our son-in-law - we don't know how they found out it was his birthday! It was a great... More 

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Townsend, Delaware
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Place is small and food seasoned so as not to offend anyone..Pretty bland. Of course hot sauce available,but should have FLAVOR with out. Portions ARE filling.

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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

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