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“Just one step above Taco Bell” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Pobre Mexican Restaurant

El Pobre Mexican Restaurant
1605 South Main St, 6841 Cruso Rd (Canton), Waynesville, NC 28786
+1 828-456-9557
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Ranked #53 of 97 Restaurants in Waynesville
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
Description: The best food un haywood county !!! Thank you for the support !!! Visiting our both location 1605 s main st,waynesville,nc28786 & 6841 cruso rd, canton,nc 28716
pigeon forge, yn
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just one step above Taco Bell”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The food is more like something a bachelor who doesnt like to cook would make and call Mexican. When we first moved from southern California to the Carolinas 20 years ago we were surprised by what was supposed to pass for mexican dining. The only real difference between tacos, burritos, enchaladas, etc was the way they shaped the tortilla. All stuffed with plain, unseasoned blah hamburger meat. This has changed drastically as there are now many Mexican restaurants in the Carolinas that rival Cal and Texas stryles and quality. This is not one.

Visited December 2012
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English first
nc
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“My favorite place ever, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I have eaten at El Pobre about 20 times so you might guess that I like it. There is one on the way to Cruso on 276 and another on South Main Street in Waynesville. Both are simple and inexpensive. Service is quick and friendly. The food is very consistent, sort of Taco Bell type Mexican but done better.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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“Best Mexican food in Waynesville, NC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

El Pobre is our favorite go to restaurant when we're too tired to cook or we just don't feel like cooking. They have a great senior menu with incredibly low prices. The atmosphere isn't much but they may be looking for a new location. Best Salsa anywhere and you can buy it to take home! They have another location (the original El Pobre) out between Canton and Cruso. No alcohol. Nice family restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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