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El Maguey

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2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
757 442-2900
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great prices!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is the best Mexican restaurant on the VA shore. The dining are is small but it is definitely worth going. The food is really good.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This quaint mexican restaurant is well run with excellent food. I love how they always bring the kids food first without you even asking. They understand that the kids will sit longer if they get their dinner quickly. The food is outstanding. Every time we are on the Shore the first restaurant we go to is El Maguey. And all... More 

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Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We always stop here when we travel to the Eastern Shore. We love the white sauce, salsa and chips as well as the burrito All of their food is very good. Dont pass up El Maguey. Yummy food

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Norfolk, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Having grown up in the southwest, we are pretty picky about mexican food. This restaurant hits all the milestones: food is excellent, inexpensive, very friendly staff, minimal decor, and simple furniture. Oh, and cold cervezas. A chili relleno is one of our criteria dishes, and their's are lightly battered Anaheim chili full of queso blanco; just as it should traditionally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I recently dined with friends here and I have to say the food is absolutely delicious. The menu is huge and everyone in my party loved their dish. They bring complimentary nachos and salsa to the table, which were homemade. We got a taco dip with beef and cheese which we polished off! The margueritas were very refreshing as well.... More 

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Tangier Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I eat here every chance I get and rate this Mexican Restaurant is one of the best. I have always been very satisfied with meals we have eaten there. Don`t forget the fried ice cream.

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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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