We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
+1 865-681-8100
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 96: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has good food, not great it's true American Mexican food they have great drinks but their wait staff is always horrible and very unattentive

Helpful?
Thank bigghoggy
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Salsa was good, chips are hearty. This restaurant offers more than just the typical Mexican fare. For example, they offer an avocado stuffed with your choice of chicken, steak, or shrimp. It was nice to try something different.

Helpful?
Thank Blynky324
Maryville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

El Sazon has been around a while and many would claim it as their favorite Mexican restaurant. We recently went to El Sazon with some friends who held that opinion. Having lived for 13 years in New Mexico, my wife and I have different standards for what qualifies as good Mexican food. The food at El Sazon is not bad,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mbhnm
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I came here with a 3 people, and our server was Tasha. Terrible service!! We waited 10 minutes to even get greeted then waited 15 minutes for our margaritas. We asked for waters and never got them. Then sat empty for drinks because we never saw her again. So I went inside and she was posted up at the side... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alyssa C
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Got a steak (Steak Mexicano) to go--This was the worst "steak" I've ever eaten--All grizzle--unbelievable grizzle! and bone-- tasteless! If I dined in, would send it back--but as "to-go," who has the energy to drive back?! Maybe that's why they served me this stinky meat. Rather than grilled peppers & onions on top--it was big time onions & onions--no peppers... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carrotqueen214
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We've tried them all, and Blount County is blessed with great Mexican restaurants. None beat this one, plus this place is large enough to get you seated and served quickly. Try the Pollo a la Parilla.

Helpful?
Thank 1trueVolfan
Appalachian Foothills
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank FLnative88
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Christine T
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Scarlet M
Level Contributor
79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Deano D

Travelers who viewed El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 865-681-8100

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?