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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 12, 2021

The staff is always very friendly and accommodating! The food is excellent. The regular hot sauce has a nice kick; but the extra hot has a superb depth of flavor and kick. The draft beer is very good and the prices for everything are excellent....Chips are fresh and excellent. The Fajitas Limon are really good and we order it quite often.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021

Sometimes I wonder how ethnic restaurants end up in some locations. But EL Olmeca was a gem and glad we got the referral. The menu had lots of options and priced right. I choice a Chimichanga which came with rice and beans. The beans had...great flavor. The chicken was shredded and moist. The combination of the fried shell (softer than normal), cheese, and chicken was very flavorful.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

We ate at El Olmeca in Hampton Cove, AL this weekend with family. The food is good and the service is excellent!!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 10, 2021

Always friendly and responsive to the customer. The food is authentic and excellent. The chips and salsa, including the extra spicy salsa is excellent. We especially liked the fajitas.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 4, 2021

good atmosphere and service, would like a bit more spices like Tex/Mex to suit my taste. But overall very good!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2020 via mobile

Seems like it’s been so long since we’ve eaten here. Had planned to the beginning of the shutdown. So enjoyable to be back. Food was great as always. Like the salsa and Chips. Hope they can open back up the buffet at some point.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Haven’t eaten here since before the mountain closed and it was nice to be back. We tried completely new meals and were pleased. The carne Asada was a huge serving and done nicely. The shrimp quesadilla was extraordinary. Can’t remember exactly what they called it...but it had guac, beans, lettuce and tomato on the side.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Normal mexican restaurant. usually pretty busy. seated rather quickly, decent food. couple of order mess ups, but beyond that pretty good food and place to eat. pricing same as most other mexican type restaurants.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

We always have service with a smile for our large family groups. Drinks are good. Food is OK to very good. The meats for the Americanized orders (tacos, enchiladas, etc) is just ok. Needs more flavor. Their chicken specialty with the chipotle sauce is very...good.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

We visited El Olmeca last week and the service was awful. All of the employees were sitting around eating and not acknowledging guests. Nobody came to ask us for drink or food order so we walked out. Will not return on recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch to check it out. Service is superb, buffet was thorough and plentiful, and margarita was great. I ordered from menu as I can’t eat a lot to warrant a buffet, although a bargain at just $8.99! Chile relleno was very good...and prices are very reasonable. Don’t particularly like the background music, but that’s just me. Not so much the music, but was far too loud. Great food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

We had a lunch of Fajitas and soft chicken tacos. Food was wonderful, service was great. Interior was nicely decorated. I loved the tables and chairs. We will definitely stop here again when we go to Huntsville.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoy the buffet here so we made a final trip over the mountain today. The road closes tomorrow and we probably won’t make the long trip it’ll take to get here but who knows. Always nice options on the buffet and some good...ones for those wanting healthy/diet choices. Guacamole is nice and their salsa is slightly different and better than most. Nice service. Hope the business does well with the mountain closing.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have dined at El Olmeca since it opened years ago. My favorite menu item is the shrimp cocktail which isn’t a typical one! Lots of shrimp served in a tomato broth almost like V8 with chopped fresh jalapeños, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime keeping the...shrimp company....delicious! The chips and salsa are my favorite in the area too.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We are here about once a month after church. We really like the buffet. They offer the typical Mexican dishes plus some not so common items. Today, as always, they were exceptionally busy and unfortunately service was lacking. But food was great as usual.

Date of visit: August 2018
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El Olmeca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4