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Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed July 7, 2020

We were passing through at lunch time and decided on El Adobe. The service was good and were pleased with everything we ordered. Nice caesar salad and guacamole salad.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 22, 2020

I gave this place 5 stars 4 months ago on a google review but not now!. I have been eating at El Adobe for 10 months after buying land north of Atoka. Until this day the food has been good and service has been good...to fair which I can accept. But today I had the misfortune of meeting Dakota. When I and my family walked into the El Adobe I was greeted by a female who asked how many in our party and I advised 4 and that I wanted a table not a booth. She advised she would look for a table and left us standing at the register. In the mean time my wife and sister went to the restroom while we were waiting to be seated. The woman never came back but a Man with Black Hair who later advised his last name was Dakota Miller walked up to I and my Brother in Law wanting to help us. I told him we wanted a table. He grabbed some menu’s and began walking to the end of the dining room where he began laying menu’s on the table of a booth. I told him that I did not want a booth and that we wanted a table. His facial expression and attitude changed immediately. He then led us to a small room next to the register that contained yet another booth boxed into a wall. I consider a booth as a table that has bench seats that are not adjustable in distance from the table and a regular table (what I was requesting) to be a table with individual chairs that can be moved in position. Apparently Mr. Miller does not understand what a regular table and chairs is. He then pointed at that booth and told us we could sit there. I then told him again I did not want a booth and wanted to sit at a table. He then told me in a snippy and rude tone that we could use that booth or leave. I then pointed to a table that was in a rear dining area by the bar where other customers were eating and told him there was a table there pointing at the table. Miller then told me the waitress for that area was no longer working and I needed to leave. When I didn’t just immediately walk to the door he again loudly with great anger told me to leave now! I then told him very clearly that I would leave when my wife came out of the restroom and not until then. Once my wife and sister came out we left and once outside I only returned to get his name for this review to which he told me his name is Dakota Miller. Now, First, if he didn’t have any available tables that we could sit at he could have calmly advised us there were no tables currently in service and that we could wait until one became available. He could have told me this professionally, calmly and not attempt to order me to follow his demands. Secondly he could have just as easily placed us at the table I pointed out as it was only about 10 or 15 feet from the main dining area. I am sure it would not have killed the waitress to carry our food an extra 10 feet to satisfy a good tipping customer. However, if the second option was just to much an inconvenience refer back to the first option to kindly tell me we could wait for a table. The bottom line here is that if I was starving and Dakota Miller was giving food away I wouldn’t touch it and I will never set foot in the El Adobe again. I will also make sure that any of my friends both in Oklahoma and Texas knows what happened to me today. To the owners as I understand, you had a happy good tipping customer for life until I crossed paths with your son/brother today. Something else that I noticed today while looking at some other reviews before starting this one. It sure seems that most of your bad reviews come from out of state customers who are passing thru your town. Just an observation? If I could give Dakota 0 stars I would.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 20, 2020

This place doesn't even deserve a star. Horrible experience. My husband was asked to leave the place just because he asked for a table and not a booth. Y'all need to get rid of DAKOTA MILLER ... very unprofessional, rude & unpleasant! Arguing with customer...and leading the customer to a booth when a table was clearly requested. My husband was all praises with this place and this is the first time he got this horrible treatment. DAKOTA MILLER .. Have you not learned that the Customer is Always Right??? Customers bring you money and you should learn to respect your customers. My husband even gave this place a 5 star and have eaten in this place numerous times and this is the first time he had a very horrible experience. You just lost a good customer!!!! VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR THE PARENT OWNERS!!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2019

The food is awesome, but the visit with Phillip made our visit truly great. He gave us a tour of this building, which was originally a church. He has made it an interesting building and good place to eat a good Mexican meal!!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Very reasonable restaurant with a nice outdoors area. The #4 dinner was very good, but the Fish Taco dinner was not as tasty.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

The staff was very courteous. The food was good. I should have picked something different. My sister loved her steak. It was my step father’s 93rd birthday. He seemed pleased with his beef enchiladas as his plate was clean. We did enjoy the meal. Good...value for the serving size. I do recommend trying it.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Stopped on a road trip. Everything was delicious. Burgers, burrito meal, salsa. Chicken fried steak lacked salt and cheese quesadilla was a bit too salty. All still delicious!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

My husband and another couple stopped by while returning from a road trip. We didn’t expect much but we’re pleasantly surprised. The food was better than average and the chips and salsa were very good. We ordered enchiladas and tacos and our friend ordered a...chalupa. Everyone was very pleased with the food. The service was excellent and the owner and his wife were very friendly. They even took us out on the patio to see some of their plants. It was a great “small town” experience for us.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2019

We had chili rellanos . Chili pepper not cooked very well so it was tough to chew. Way too much cheese. Not much rice or beans. Not like the western type of meal. May try another dish next time like enchiladas or something. Parking is...not that good if there’s a big crowd. Place is clean and service was good.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019

We were in town for the weekend and went here for dinner. Service was super slow and the food was not what we think of as mexican food. Everything is drenched in cheese sauce and no one knew what green chili even was. Probably would...not go back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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November 4, 2016|
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Response from Dakota M | Property representative |
Hi Jim, unfortunately we have always been closed on Sunday. As the cantina business grows, we are considering doing a Sunday brunch from 11-3. We will keep you posted as we go forward on reevaluating our Sunday hours. Thank... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Adobe Mexican Restaurant

Yes, El Adobe Mexican Restaurant offers takeout services.

El Adobe Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4