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El Sonador Mexican Restaurant and Grill

$$ - $$$, Mexican,
702 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4908
+1 865-607-9136
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“Reopening soon!”
2 weeks ago
“Mexican Food in TN?”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
702 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4908
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, atmosphere and staff! They will be reopening soon in the top level of the Carousel Gardens Shopping village. The space looks amazing. Jose, his family and staff have worked so hard to get the new location ready to go. Please visit El Sonador...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son had eaton here before and said it was good. Well being from Texas we were a little leary. We should not have been. The food was great with a few new items and the prices very reasonable.

Thank 1946Glenn
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Totally enjoyed this delicious Mexican Restaurant. Great Atmosphere and the service is top notch! We will definitely recommend and return during our next visit to the area.

Thank Tami R
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

We had looked forward to eating at your restaurant while in Gatlinburg this week. We are so sorry to see your restaurant was lost to the fires. Hopefully, you will be open when we return in August.

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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing cheese dip is very good, enchiladas were perfect, carnitas were super good, service was amazing, very nice looking restaurant, good for a place to eat when you first get here!!!!!!! 😃😃😃

Thank Brandie T
Reviewed November 17, 2016

I don't remember the name of my husband's meal, but it was some sort of stew made with several meats, beans, peppers and cheese. It was his favorite dinner in Gatlinburg.

Thank rachel2c129
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Didn't see margaritas on the menu :( The prices were right. The beers were good. The food was pretty good, couldn't find exactly what I wanted in a combo dinner but from what I could tell from other reviewers is that this place is better...More

Thank Bethanie D
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This was our second trip to Gatlinburg in as many years. We decided to try some of the less touristy places to eat this year, there are places in town that are truly money pits. We were pleasantly surprised at the quaint atmosphere and the...More

Thank HowardFOT2012
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Found this new restaurant on Travelocity. Well worth the visit. Prices are perfect. Servings are large. Food is great. Server was entertaining. We will for sure go again.

Thank mapdsp
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were just driving by and saw the sign - so glad we did! Really good Mexican food with a lot of variety, a great salsa bar, friendly staff (tho a little slow with seating and check out), a couple of unusual and excellent vegetarian...More

Thank juliewolfar
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Steve M
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I just went back and checked my review, it was 5 stars. Look at another review, theirs was 1 not mine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4908
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-607-9136
  • E-mail
Due to fire damage from the Gatlinburg / Sevier County Firestorm, we are closed. We will rebuild, and will reopen in the Spring. Authentic mexican restaurant,everything freshly cooked daily. Come join us for celebrations of birthdays and enjoy our great care and services. Restaurante mexicano autentico,comida hecha fresca diario. Bienvenidas celebraciones de cumpleaños y disfrute de nuestros buenos servicios y cuidado.
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