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El Rey Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
+1 706-276-1515
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“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good lighting. Love the bright colored walls. Would eat there again. My daughter got the chicken fajitas- lunch portion. It was enough food for two! That’s what I recommend! I had a combo plate with a beef enchilada, beans and a taco. It...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The staff is friendly and polite, the food is hot and tastes great! Great place to gather with friends and family. They accomodate large groups too!

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We usually go to the other Mexican restaurant right nearby but I noticed their parking lot was empty and El Rey was packed. Thought there must be a special or deal going on so I went to El Rey. Food was very good. Margarita was...More

2  Thank Amy4111
Reviewed 6 December 2017

..worst Mexican I've ever had. Average menu items and average prices for average Mexican food. It's ok if you need your Mexican fix.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Boyfriend eats here probably once a month and I eat here occasionally with him, when I feel like Mexican food. Our server Trinadad was super helpful and never let our glasses run out. Food is consistently good, we've never had any issues here. He gets...More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We eat at El Rey’s every time we are in Ellijay. The food and service has ALWAYS been great! There is a reason the parking lot is always full which says a lot about the food and service there.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Food was ok, no issues. Service was slow, even though there were only a handful of tables with guest. Price was ok. Chips were warm and salsa had a slight backhanded kick.

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

After eating here, I will never eat in another Mexican restaurant! ! Service was just ok, atmosphere was fake, food met my expectations terrible.

2  Thank terry b
Reviewed 24 August 2017

What can i say...the food is good and you can't bet the prices! Better than the mexican we have here in Florida. Would've been nice to eat outside, but it was pushing 90 outside on the day we stopped.

Thank iabeachlvr
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I ate here after tubing down the river. We were all famished so decided to try this local place. Food was great! Fresh chips, yummy guacamole (we had to order a second serving it was so good) and sizzling fajitas. Will visit...More

Thank Steph L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  East Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-276-1515
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Tex-Mex Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - El Rey’s features a large indoor seating area and plenty of spaces for large groups. We also have a beautiful outdoor patio area where you can enjoy some iced cold margaritas during the summer and a Mexican coffee during the winter months. Both go well with an order of our beloved Mexican Fajitas!! We also have a large full bar with dance floor and plenty of t.v.’s to enjoy those sporting events! Visit us every Friday night for karaoke!!
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