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El Maguey

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2201 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2205
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's an excellent menu with many choices for any mood of Mexican food. We tend to get the enchiladas. Complimentary chips & good salsa are automatically provided. This is a very good clean Mexican restaurant with a really decent a la carte menu included, so any extras you want like one taco or enchilada or tamal, or sour cream or... More 

Thank lilliejl
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The food and service is excellent. The food is made fresh and is super fast. I have been here several times and try something new each time and have yet to find something I don't like!

Thank Jason N
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Starts with excellent salsa and chips. Newer menu has quite a variety of burritos and other Mexican dinners. Never had a bad meal there in all the years we have been going. Food come quickly after ordered. Been to many El Magueys in MO and KS... Would recommend all, but this is one of the best!

Thank Djpoll
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was just okay. Had fajita nachos and it was dry. Very little cheese. No yummy soggy cheesy chips were found on my plate:( Bathroom was dirty and resturant in general is old, run down and dirty.

Thank Regina A
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The restaurant was packed when my wife, son and I arrived for a late Saturday lunch, which we took as a good sign. We were actually scouting this place out, as its owners are opening up a new location soon in our town of Maryville, and we wanted a preview of what we could expect. We were promptly seated and... More 

Thank Steven C
Princeton, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Great atmosphere, food and service! We go eat here when we are in town. It is the best mexi fair in St. Joseph.

Thank knorr2016
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We eat here about once a month. The Pollo Cancun is great! Never had a bad meal. The service is also good. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank Doug S
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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196 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I said Mexican Food when asked what I wanted at lunch. My lunch partner knows the town well enough to say, "Lets go to El Maguey!" It was GREAT. Good selection prepared well and it suited my tastes. I was delighted.

Thank Monmouth_Rambler
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We have eaten at El Maguey for years. Good chips and salsa, great tamales topped with pork chili, great chicken and rice soup, good enchiladas. You really can't go wrong with this place. Great for a group or eating solo.

Thank lilliejl
Agency, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Its reliable. The food is good but nothing really stands out and wows you. The staff is friendly and they take care of really large groups very well. Recently visited with a group of 12. We always had drinks and chips refilled. Everyone got their dinner very quickly and at the same time

1 Thank Shauna J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: 816-232-5601

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