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Elena's Mexican Grill

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2424 Hendersonville Hwy US25S, Arden, NC
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had a large group the past 3 years and the food was great. The service was very quick and the owner is a charm. It is in a great location and the prices are reasonable. Great salsa bar!

Thank Jim P
Marco Island, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here with the parents they are big fans of Mexican food. Mom got a steak fajita quesadilla was really flavorful dad got the nachos um can I say HUGE Caroline. He loved them. I got the chicken enchiladas they weren't bad the sauce was great. Could've used more cheese to top them with.

Thank Jeffery F
Jacksonville, Florida
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Carne Asada was very tough and overcooked. Burrito was tasty. Salsa bar was strange as you had to go get it yourself and there was a sign 'Don't Waste Salsa'. Say what?

Thank Janice P
Asheville NC
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Elena's has a wide variety of authentic Mexican food. There are usually daily specials for those on more of a budget. There are many Mexican restaurants in South Asheville and this is but just one. But it has a nice feel and the food is good.

Thank Ashevillerobert
Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding! The street style tacos are authentic Mexican food. I recommend Carne Asada...tacos or dinner! Buen Provecho!

Thank Lagringachula
Laredo, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I was there with an associate, a terrible hangover was exploding in my head. Needed a soup to calm the beast. Elena's was on the way so we decided to try it. I ordered a chicken soup and my partner ordered the shrimp cocktail. My soup had large portions of chicken, came with and avocado on top and borth. It... More 

Thank Jorge L
Arden, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We live 2 miles away and eat here often - we have been to alot of the "other" mexican restaurants that every one loves around here - but we still come back to Elena's. Just love their food! It's not the very best we've had, but it's our favorite in Arden/Asheville area. You have to give it more than just... More 

Thank judles59
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant if you're on a budget. Relaxed atmosphere. Good food. Not amazing, but worth going if you're in a hurry.

Thank Steven W
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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119 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Had lunch at Elena's this past Friday. We both had the Huevos Rancheros that were tasty. Salsa bar is good with a decent selection. If TA had an 'above average' button, I'd have picked it. TA ranges ratings from average to very good. I don't like to over-rate nor under-rate an establishment.

Thank Arthur P
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The owner, Elena, is from Mexico. She grew up out west in USA, so the basic food is mostly Tex-Mex, but if you order their house specialties, you are in for a real treat. Sundays are margarita night, and they also carry a few local beers on tap.

Thank Charles C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2424 Hendersonville Hwy US25S, Arden, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: 8286500999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?