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El Maguey

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2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
757 442-2900
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Cape Charles, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is always good and service has always been fast and friendly. Staff is always willing to do their best to accommodate special requests. I have never had a meal that I would rate as anything less than good.

Thank BeanFin
Richmond, Virginia
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230 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With about a dozen tables, getting a seat is definitely a hit or miss affair. On a recent Friday evening, arriving about 6 P.M., we got the last available table. But, as you know, Mexican food, generally comes out quickly after ordering, so there is a pretty quick turnover of people/tables in the restaurant. Of course, you get chips and... More 

Thank urbanguy
Franktown, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite spots to take out of town visitors! Good food, pleasant service and friendly prices. All the dishes are cooked up fresh (or at least taste as if they are), and they arrive HOT and plentiful. A good menu selection with some American favorites (burgers and fries) along with the authentic Mexican dishes. Not fancy, but fun... More 

Thank curiousclaire38
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portion sizes were big & food was very fresh, albeit plain. Ordered tacos which came with no cheese, lettuce or tomatoes. However, tons of flavorful meat (carnitas and steak). Would go again; just be very specific when ordering. When picking up to-go order, saw some good looking margaritas - maybe we will dine in next time!

Thank RVAFamilyTravelers
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service- they appreciate your business and everything was great. Authentic Mexican food served hot and from scratch. Extensive menu and fun tacky decor. I would ask for top shelf margarita though, and get the good vodka.

Thank greenrobin713
Cape Charles, Virginia
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here a lot. The food is always excellent, plentiful, and very reasonable. The chips and salsa to start are free, very good, they give you as much as you want. Try the Mexican shrimp soup it is really good and our favorite (we get the rice on the side).

Thank JC0420
Eastern Shore, VA
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We eat at this restaurant a few times a month. Pretty much everyone who works there is a Latin-American, as well as the owners. They are gracious and extremely pleasant and happy to explain any dishes to the uninitiated. They make a great deal of the food themselves. You can order any dish and get a side order of chopped... More 

Thank Linderlouwho
Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited restaurant on a Saturday evening with a party of 6. The service was excellent as was the food. It is somewhat small inside but they were able to accommodate us very promptly. The prices are reasonable and portions are plenty.

Thank Bea D
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Stopped here on the way to Philly from VA Beach and was pleasantly surprised by how good the food is. Three out of the four of us don't eat meat and customizing burritos was not an issue. If you live in Exmore, or, are passing through this place is worth a try! Also, the prices are ridiculously cheap!

Thank vicwlk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stopped in on a busy Saturday night... we were seated right away. Chips and salsa were brought to the table immediately. The server (Lily) was quick and efficient. The prices were excellent as was the quality. Portions were large and filling. I would definitely stop by there again if I was ever to pass through Exmore again! Highly recommended.

Thank Thiabelle

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Exmore
  • Phone Number: 757 442-2900

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