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El Pobre

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6841 Cruso Rd, Canton, NC 28716-8579
+1 828-235-9311
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Apr 20, 2017
“shrimp dish”
Sep 19, 2016
“Fantastic Mexican food”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
6841 Cruso Rd, Canton, NC 28716-8579
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Reviewed June 8, 2015

My family has been going here for years and we love it. Great prices, great service, delicious food and a convenient location for locals. We always get the sizzling texas fajitas and queso dip! The place may look like a "hole in the wall" because...More

Thank Hilary U
Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant many times. Always have been pleased with the service and the food. Prices are good.

Thank Bill O
Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. They now have a salsa bar that adds to the experience. They get your food to you quickly and the staff is very friendly.

Thank RowdyGirl61
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The difference between El Pobre in Waynesville and El Pobre in Bethel (Canton) is that the Waynesville location serves wine and beer. We recently ate at the Bethel restaurant and were very happy with the service and the food, which is equal to the food...More

Thank BobEtier
Reviewed November 8, 2013

VERY busy on Sunday afternoons, as it's one of the few stops for the church crowd in the area. Iif you don't mind a good bit of social time, it's a great stop even for a wait. Typical Mexican fare, but very good. Nice atmosphere...More

Thank Bernard S
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We came up to Canton for the first time from Florida on Labor Day weekend. Even though we stayed at a friend's cabin, we didn't want to do much cooking, so we looked for a place to eat out. El Pobre was close by, and...More

Thank KJNAmelia
Reviewed August 9, 2012

There are relatively few restaurant choices in this specific area of North Carolina but this one delivers good food at reasonable prices. Being from California, I've had my share of Mexican food and while I've had better, I was suprised by the quality and options...More

Thank GetOffTheCouchAndGo
Reviewed July 18, 2012

ALWAYS good mexican. There are few places to eat in Bethel and by few I mean this is one of 3. But it has always been very good.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great very tasty Mexican food ,made by Mexican staff.Best Mexican food I've eaten in a restaurant . They Now have Three stores!

Thank Raanel E
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Service was good, but the food was not enjoyable. Maybe this has changed since I am writing this a year after...

Thank Jessica F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6841 Cruso Rd, Canton, NC 28716-8579
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-235-9311
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