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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
(865) 681-8100
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Appalachian Foothills
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical Mexican fare with an atmosphere significantly above that of the surrounding fast food restaurants. Food was good, as was the service. And the "top-shelf" margarita may not have had top-shelf tequila, but it was tastier than the pre-mixed margaritas often found.

Thank FLnative88
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the two best Mexican restaurants in the Maryville/Alcoa area. When I'm in the mood for a really good steak fajita nacho plate, this is my go to place. Service is usually very good. They have a nice patio with ceiling fans if you enjoy dining outdoors. And the food is pretty authentic. I've been here numerous... More 

Thank Christine T
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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51 reviews
36 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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 37701-3113
  • 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?