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“Not my favorite” 3 of 5 stars
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El Tequila
2037 S. Glenburnie Rd., New Bern, NC
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Ranked #56 of 145 Restaurants in New Bern
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: ZIP CODE 28562 Telephone No. 252-633-2958 Food is always great!
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Description: ZIP CODE 28562 Telephone No. 252-633-2958 Food is always great!
New Bern
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not my favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

It isn't bad, but I don't like it so much. There are other mexican restaurants that I prefer in town.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Confused”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Really confused. Went there at 2:15 on Saturday ordered from lunch menu. The lunch menu is good from 11:00am to 2;30 pm. The waiter took our order at 2:20. Waited and then about 2:45pm he came back and told us we could not get the lunch menu because it was past time. If we were there in time why did it take 25 minutes to let us know that we could not get the lunch special. We should have been told about this, before we ordered. We have been there many times, but they looked very confused and unorganized. We will not go back for a while and will go to auturo's instead.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Bern, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“I'm back for more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Terrific service, flavor, variety. Everyone gets their own bowl of salsa for the basket of chips, so you can "double dip" all you want into your own bowl. Drink specials on the weekends. Great quality entrees. They will customize things the way you want them: extra sour cream, add guacamole, beans instead of rice, etc. There are lots of menu choices. I've never had anything I didn't like. The wait staff is great too. They have outdoor seating on the sidewalk that's great in the daytime or at night.

Visited June 2012
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New Bern, North Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lunch with restaurant coupon (Buy one get one free) is an excellent value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Mexican chain restaurant is not bad food but if you're looking for authentic then try another place. Enchilada sauce is similar to pizza sauce and there's not much difference between the enchilada's and burritos, although both came with ample beef fillings. Service is prompt and the wait staff are very attentive. If you're looking for a fast lunch with good value go for it but keep dinner plans pointed towards other establishments. First review by the New Bern Reviewer for this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Bern, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Mexican Food in New Bern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Their food is far better than any other Mexican Food restaurant in New Bern. Very fresh dishes. Love their salsa!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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