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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
+1 865-681-8100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“rice” (4 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We were traveling back to Texas and needed to hit a Mexican restaurant to compare with our favorites. I had steak fajitas and a large beer. Was surprised. It was very good and more than enough for one person. I ordered the single order. It...More

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed July 21, 2017

My wife had the spinach quesadilla and it was made with canned spinach (It was uneatable). I had the hungry dinner and it was flat disgusting. How can you screw up beans, rice, enchiladas and a chulupa...they can. We sat in full view of the...More

Thank johnmack529
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

I have never been treated so rudely by a waitress. Just walked up to the table and stood there with a pen ready to write. She had a scowl on her face the entire time. We will never go back. Cancun's service is MUCH better.

Thank capscaps
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

The hotel that was walking distance recommended this restaurant. The chips very good and service fast. I had a chicken dish that was perfect and then had 3 M-Rita's very good

Thank Ken C
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

My daughter, husband, & I decided we wanted Mexican food, so we decided on El Sazon. It was a good choice. It's a decent sized restaurant with authentic Mexican decor. The food was very good. Wait staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend this place to...More

1  Thank Mandylea35
Reviewed April 5, 2017

fajita nacho's the best!! totally loaded totally sharable!!! all the food there is good. fast, friendly staff, good drinks too..

1  Thank melindagidleyas
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We use to live nearby and the food is great. We make a point to eat here when we come back to the area. Great service and prices.

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The atmosphere here is as in most Mexican restaurants, charmingly authentic and pleasant. The wait staff was excellent, friendly but not overbearing. The food was very tasty although the rice was so dry I wondered if it was left over from the previous night.

Thank Judiar4
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This is the premium Mexican restaurant to go to in the Alcoa area. The atmosphere, food, and wait staff made it an enjoyable visit. When we have friends or family in town, this is the place to go.

1  Thank ferguson1809
Reviewed January 26, 2017

We have sampled a lot of Mexican restaurants in our area and in our opinion this one has the best salsa around. We've been eating here (and in their previous location a few blocks away that was damaged in a fire) for well over ten...More

1  Thank Smkymtntroutman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 865-681-8100
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