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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I must say, I really do no go there for the food. A lot of our friends gather there on Fridays for happy hour. We usually end up eating the Chicken Fajita nachos and they are good. The beer is cold and some of the...ladies like their margaritas. Diane, the bartender always takes care of us. Sometimes we meet there on the weekend if we are going for a ride on the bikes - m/c. It is another one of the local "go to" places.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

If all you do is come here to eat the salsa, it will be worth it! It is regularly made in house and is just terrific with the extra thin chips that accompany it. The food is very good, and not very greasy, and it's...consistently hot. Love the tacos al carbon.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Our daughter had told us that she tried this restaurant and liked it so we decided to try it as well. The service was ok but truthfully the food was not edible to me. I did not like the taste or the seasoning so I...did not eat it. My husband thought it was ok and it was a little pricy for what we ordered.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

When this place first opened and it was an original location and offered better Cuisine more local flavor genuine dining. Now through the years and so many changes new location the food is quickly going downhill the appeal has dissolved get the prices still range...and lack of choicesMore

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Long standing restaurant, good food at fair price, not always properly staffed with wait staff. But, get ready to smell cigarette smoke or stale cigarette smoke wherever you sit.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We used to eat at El Maguey every few months just to see if the food and service had gotten any better. Now there are too many other places in Elgin to even try this place again. Service was slow... Food was decent at best....There are many better choices in Elgin.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Good TexMex and friendly, if sometimes slow service. Good prices on respectable margaritas, especially during happy hour. Good friendly folks.

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Try the Mexican Martini's, they are great!!! I am also regular for breakfast at this cafe. The service I receive is excellent. The juevos rancheros and the breakfast tacos are terrific.

Date of visit: June 2015
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent full bar. Cheese & beef enchiladas both great. Mom loves fajitas. Haven't found anything I don't like especially Mexican martini.

Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a great time; a few cold ones, and enjoyed Cloe (Bar Keep) she was entertaining and made a few great suggestions. We had the Fajita Nachos, chips & Salsa, and we had a great time.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Yes, El Maguey offers takeout services.

El Maguey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5