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“Good food, good drinks.”
Review of El Sureno Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

El Sureno Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Tryon, North Carolina
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food, good drinks.”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a sister restaurant to the El Sureno in Tryon and one of six Mexican restaurants in a 6-mile radius of Tryon, Columbus and Landrum, all with a similar Tex-Mex menu. I like the Tryon shop better, but this is OK. The food is reliably good in both, but this does not have as nice an atmosphere as it's sister shop. It is the best Mexican food in Columbus, though.

Visited October 2013
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Columbus, North Carolina
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164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Not called El Sureno anymore.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

It's changed its name but the fajitas are the best in the area. The enchilladas, rice, and beans are on par with the area restaurants. The salsa bar is a nice addition. I found the service friendly and prompt. Overall a good mexican restaurant in a small town. Their sanatation is in the upper 90's for those who are interested.

  • Visited December 2013
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Saluda, North Carolina
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186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food and salsa bar”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I ordered pollo a la parrilla; see photo. My meal was very good. The salsa bar was also very good. The food and salsa are far from bland. They have the required dos equis on draft and 32 oz / 1 liter mugs.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

the food is great , the place needs to be cleaned up .,the new salsa bar sucks just bring it to the table , so everyone can keep there hands out of it

Visited October 2013
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Clemson, South Carolina
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412 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Cheap price, excellent food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

If we are in the area this is our Mexican restaurant of choice. Tried the Polo Loco the last visit and it was excellent. Mexican restaurants can be bland but this one is worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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