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El Maguey

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901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here about once a week and consistently get fast service and good food. The salsa is great and I love the fajitas.

Thank Alana F
Key West, Florida
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230 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here twice while visiting a friend. The Carne Asada is some of the best I've ever had. Everything was good except their Chili Rellenos which were terrible they seemed to be frozen and no flavor at all.

Thank Banshee694
Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and friends go here very often..sometimes twice a month...love the food and drink prices...very reasonable...lately as they dont give separate checks out we seem to have at least 3 to 4 extra drinks and once in awhile extra food on our tickets..this is now the third time this has happened...appaerntly they dont not mark off somethings that have... More 

Thank sharonwain1234
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The food here is pretty good. I have had better Mexican food in Columbia, but this food does the job. The margaritas are pretty good here, and the service is always super fast. Lunch and drink specials are great, and their birthday tradition is fun and hilarious!

Thank ampress727
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is awesome. I recommend eating here the food is always hot and they bring warm chips to your table. I recommend get the number 18👍

Thank hatmen-jk
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

El Maguey = college The quesadilla Jalisco, quesadilla fajita, and enchiladas verdes are a must. Get ready for a nap after because you'll be tired after eating your weight in queso and love

Thank Lauren M
Boston, Massachusetts
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358 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

El Maguey is a great spot for Mexican food and Margs. The queso is FANTASTIC!! Lots of seating and an outdoor patio for when the weather is nice

Thank Cara C
Columbia, Missouri
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Mexican food here is great and the prices are great! You can actually afford to take your whole family here and they will get full and they have a lot to choose from on their menu to make everyone happy.

Thank AngelaG1234
Columbia, Missouri
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Can count on piping hot favorable food at El Maguey. It's a family favorite when craving Mexican. Nice variety and price range. Service usually good. Complementary chips & salsa. I request the spicy salsa. Their margaritas seem to be crowd pleasers!! Busy on weekend nights when college students in town, but they are usually quick to turn a table.

Thank motokins
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been to El Maguey on Nifong many times in the 9 years I've lived in Columbia and have not had a bad experience. The food is good, the drinks are good and the service is good.

Thank KristiS627

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 573.874.3812

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