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El Maguey

2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
757 442-2900
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Exmore
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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73% Recommend
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English first
Hebron, CT
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
377 reviews 377 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I had wanted to try this place for a long time, so I finally stopped in for lunch. First of all, the service is excellent. They check on you many times during your meal. They give you free chips and salsa with your meal. The place is gaily decorated. I had the chimichangas (recommended by my server). They were very... More

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Poquoson, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Ate at El Maguey with a friend who had previously been there. We were greeted upon our arrival and immediately taken to our table where we received quick and friendly service. I was surprised by the size of my meal (enchiladas) for the price. What a deal, and worth every penny. Will definitely stop there again on my next visit... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Love this place! Food was so good and very welled priced! I got the steak salad and strawberry churos. Would def go back when I'm in town!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Food was awesome, waiter even "created" a dish upon request!. Table was not cleaned properly, noticed a chip when I moved the table tent to check dessert specials. Hope the kitchen is cleaner!

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New York, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Service was courteous and efficient. Atmosphere was casual and cozy. Food came quickly and accurately. Chips and salsa complimentary and excellent. Fish tacos were delicious and large portion of fish. Carnie asada also very good. Nice portions. Great stop during road trip.

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