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

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

This was my first vi SD it here but it willnot be my last! The food is great. Service fantastic, price and value wonderful! Little ambiance but who cares? I'm very picky and I'm endorsing this little gem. Kathy from the north.

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

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  • 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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