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“Great all around.”

El Omeca Mexican Cantina
Ranked #201 of 614 Restaurants in Huntsville
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed May 26, 2014

I love going to El Omeca! Not only is the food really cheap but they give you a discount for paying in cash. The food is always good and the service is spot on.

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Thank Kelsey L
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We try not to judge a restaurant on the first visit if they are new. The first time we went to El Omeca, they were very disorganized. Our table was right by the kitchen and we could see they did not have a drink station, just the crates with clean and dirty glasses. The way the waiters kept moving the crates around we felt certain some folks were not getting clean glasses. Tonight there was no greeting, the folks in front of us just stood there until someone walked up with the menu and silverware, then the same with us, no hello. We ordered and received our food in a timely manner, but the waiter never checked back with us. We asked for our bill, which took quite a while to get, and it was wrong. The waiter was gone again so we took our bill to the register where we had to wait again for the hostess to find the waiter to correct and reprint the bill. The food was not bad, but does not create threatening competition to the numerous other Mexican restaurants in the Madison area. We will probably give them one more try before we would not go back again.

Thank TravelGal09Madison
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We went out with the girls night. Had great special on happy hour. Great food, Great service, great staff. Have karaoke on Thursday night. Want some good food and great prices. This is the place for you

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Thank Wljsransom
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A large group (12+) of friends from our neighborhood made a group reservation to try out the new El Olmeca Mexican Cantina restaurant. It is located in the Kroger plaza located on the northeast corner of Jeff Road and US 72 (University Drive) (next to the Four Leaves Asian restaurant).

Even though we had a large group, the service was still very good. The happy hour specials (3:00 pm to 7:00 pm) are available throughout the restaurant (not just in the bar area). The happy hour specials include $3.99 margaritas (16 oz. frozen or on the rocks) and both draft beer ($1.50 for 16 oz and $3.99 for 36 oz) and bottled beer ($2.00 domestic bottles and $2.50 Mexican beer). I had the Dos Equis Dark (draft) and my wife had the margarita (on the rocks). Both were served cold and were very good.

The "usual" mexican restaurant chips and salsa are served when you arrive at your table. In addition, they also bring a warm bean dip for the chips. The decor is bright with a mexican theme. There are booths along the wall and all the tables have sturdy new wooden chairs with the restaurant's name. There are three main sections to the restaurant (2 regular seating areas with booths and tables and a bar area in front with high top tables and chairs). There is also a very small seating area out front for people waiting on tables.

My wife tried the "Pick 2/Make your Own Combination" for $7.99. She chose the chicken enchilada and chicken quesadilla (that come with the usual rice and beens). I had the fish tacos (3) for $9.99 which came with rice and taco garnishes (including avocado strips, tomato, and cabbage). We both enjoyed our meals.

Overall, it was a good first impression. The manager came over to our large table twice during the meal to make sure that everything was going well. We noticed that the restaurant is open for lunch (11:00 am to 3:00 pm) and has several lunch specials on their lunch menu. We will most likely stop in and try their lunch specials in the near future.

Thank BGSU80
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This place was recently opened and is located in the Kroger center on the North side of University at Jeff road. A beautiful interior with unique furnishings with plenty ample parking. Off of the huge menu, I ordered the tacos "al carbon" soft shelled and filled with smoked flavored grilled beef. They were very good especially with the excellent salsa provided. My dinner guest was also very please with her selection. This place is very elaborate but has somewhat limited seating. Total ticket was $23.19 not including tip.

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Thank Gary G
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