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“Good food - great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Korita

El Korita
Ranked #111 of 172 Restaurants in Goldsboro
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Eastern NC
Level Contributor
113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food - great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Very near the Berkely exit off of 70 so getting in & out is nice & easy. Food was better than expected.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Apex, North Carolina
Level Contributor
70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“So not impressed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

The food and the service is definitely lacking here. The waitress spent most of her time hanging out in the bar area and rarely checked on us and the food wasn't prepared well at all. We actually felt like we were imposing on them by asking for a drink refill.
If the service had been bad, but the food was good, we would try the place out again but because of the unwelcome feeling we both got there, we won't be back.

Visited February 2012
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good food but poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

El Korita has one major plus, one major minus and one mid-sized minus.

The plus is that the food is tasty and authenticly Mexican. I enjoy their chicken taco salad greatly.

The major minus is that the rumor out there is that they were slapped with a 75% cleanliness rating by the health inspection a couple of years ago. Most of the time you don't see anything below a 94% and I have only seen an 89% one time. To be hit with a 75% must have meant something. That's worrisome. As a result a hadn't eaten there in about 2 years.

The minor minus is the service. It wasn't atrocious, but it wasn't stellar or even average. It was so-so. If you have a checkmark in the minus column already you have to make up for it in different places. This is one of those places where you can make it up...but they didn't.

The food was good, the service was so-so. Cleanliness? The certificate on the wall had them over 90% this time around.

Visited January 2012
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good, but nothing to shout about”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Decent food at a decent price. I've never had a bad experience here, but I've also never had a memorable experience here. The only complaint I would have against this place is the wierd smell it sometimes has when you go inside. We order mostly to go anyway. I do recommend the carne asada tacos and the flautas.

Visited December 2011
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