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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
(865) 681-8100
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a single bright spot here. The service was dismal, the food was similar to a frozen Mexican dinner. It was just a complete no for both of us and we won't be back.

Thank Scarlet M
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family recently ate at El Sazon. Unlike most of the post I have read out service was great. The salsa, cheese dip and chips were also very good. The tacos and burritos were okay but personally I prefer La Carreta in Weber City, VA.

Thank Deano D
Lubbock, Texas
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Consistently great fajita quesadillas here. Try the shredded chicken, it was surprisingly good and not something I would normally order based on experiences elsewhere. I have never been served disappointing food here.

Thank Captain_Hangry
Louisville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My fiance and I frequent this restaurant several times a month. I come from a family of traditional Mexican cuisine and believe me when I tell you, this is as close as you'll get to it. Staff is great, they're fast, excellent prices on drinks, specials for kids,magic, etc... I could go on and on. By far my favorite place... More 

Thank willrohde89
Harlem, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I have eaten here 3 times in the past month. The food has always been good and the prices are decent, but the service has been very slow. Good thing I was killing time. They did mess up an order for one of my friends. It's got a nice atmosphere.

Thank matthew3d
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant for dinner. The only issue that we had is the hostesses that were working seemed to be struggling. They shared with us 15 to 20 minutes and then people behind us less time. Once we had a table everything else from there was great. We enjoyed dining out on the patio on a perfect day.... More 

Thank Mark F
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was okay...service was horrible!!! the place was empty other than two other tables. The waiter swept for a good five Mins before taking our drink order, after we ordered our food we was never checked on again. We ask another waiter to get us our check. we waited several Mins later and got up to ask for a... More 

Thank Amber L
Atlanta, Georgia
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Delicious food is served in a restaurant with a colorful atmosphere. El Sazon is convenient to the airport. A patio offers an outdoor dining area. The corn chips are cooked in 100% cholesterol free vegetable oil. My taco was above average; yellow rice was well prepared. On a Saturday night Amy and others provided prompt, friendly service.

Thank Dave T
Knoxville, Tennessee
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304 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The chips were crisp, warm, salty and fresh, but our meal was just fair. My husband ordered an avocado stuffed with chicken & cheese, rolled in Panko bread crumbs & deep fried. The chicken filling was lukewarm at best. My veggie chimichanga was undercooked as well with raw-ish veggies in the middle. Rice & beans had little flavor. On a... More 

Thank TravelDiva001
Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

The food tastes good however on 04/04/16 me and my mother went for dinner. She had to have a physical at her doctors office which called for a urine sample. It came back with ecoli and causing a uti. I did not get sick , so didn't think anything about it until me an my boyfriend went back on 4/15... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: (865) 681-8100

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