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“Not the best...” 3 of 5 stars
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El Arriero
4355 Highway 24, Anderson, SC 29626-5214
864-260-6227
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Ranked #65 of 244 Restaurants in Anderson
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Anderson, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not the best...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

This place is down the street from our house. The food is OK, the atomosphere is OK, however the margaritas are on point. Very good. We dont go here often but when we do we always find something we like. The refried beans are kind of gross though.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Anderson, SC
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Keep Driving”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

I live within 4 miles of this restaurant and am not impressed with the food. It's worth driving into town to get decent Mexican food.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Anderson, SC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Bets Mexican food around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

The food is terrific; it has a very diverse menu. The atmophere is great, very kid friendly. We try to eat here once a week. The outdoor patio is a nice touch on a sunny day. The service has always been top notch, and prices are very good. The crowds on weekends should give you an idea of how good the food is, considering there are almost a dozen other Mexican options in town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worst Mexican Restaurant in Anderson, SC”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

Family type atmosphere, kid friendly. Our waitress genuinely tried to do her best. Unfortunately, the man who served our food brought the wrong dish for me and left the STEAK OUT OF MY HUSBAND'S STEAK FAJITAS; then, he disappeared and didn't come back. He basically threw our food down on the table and left to take other dishes to other customers without making sure our orders were correct!

When we FINALLY got our orders corrected, my chicken tacos were *seriously* lacking chicken and were mostly lettuce. The chicken did seem to have a pretty good flavor, but because there was so little chicken, I can't really say if it was the flavor of the chicken or of the extra spices they sprinkled on the bottom of the tacos.

The guacamole was over-blended and had a sharp, acidic flavor rather than the mild, avocado flavor it should have been. The rice was INSTANT - and the refried beans were RECONSTITUTED. There was NO HINT of fresh beans! They were just gross - no texture, lacking flavor - powdery - yuck.

My husband's fajitas did not come with cheese, either - he had to ask for it.

And then they charged extra for the cheese!!!!!

As avid restauranteurs, we frequent many of the local Anderson spots and have had really good Mexican-style food (and some not-so-good) at several other restaurants - this one is, by far, the worst. Even El Monterrey's is better than this place.

Spend an extra five minutes in the car and go to a different Mexican restaurant. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Anderson SC
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“Eat here once a week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

best mexican restaurant in Anderson. great service and good food.

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