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El Cerro Grande

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119 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546-5726
+1 910-355-0878
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The food was as good as it gets, and I couldn't get enough of their chips and dip. I downed two trays of that before my meal even came out.

Thank Robert B
Greenville, South Carolina
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156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This was the most unique dinner we had while we were at the beach. The food was good we had the Chile Colorado which we have been spoiled to in the past at Habeneros in Morganton. Their version is not spicy but we asked them to spice it up. The reality is that doesn't work as well as truly having... More 

Thank Frank S
Stuttgart, Germany
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Having explored Mexican cuisines in over 40 states and 20 countries, I have never came across a Mexican restaurant as good as El Cerro Grande. It's a whole in the wall with pot holes in the parking lot but don't be fooled. If you are traveling its worth the drive. You will truly enjoy this experience and never taste anything... More 

Thank easygoingJ
Jacksonville, North Carolina, Usa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Always great service and AMAZING food. I always leave stuffed and happy. My husband knows when its my choice I'll always pick El Cerro Grande. I love everything I've tried here but my absolute favorites are the fajita burrito and the fajita taco salad. Oh my gosh I think we may have to go again soon.

Thank MrsParson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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201 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

Went here for lunch with co workers. Service, food and everything handled in a prompt manner. When in the mood for Mexican, will definitely return here

Thank NeeNee717
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012 via mobile

Love it, best tasting, fast service. Plenty of food for good price. Better then any other Mex I've had in Jacksonville or Richlands.

Thank lleeyyaahh
Richlands, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Try the chili rellenos. They are so good. They aren't very hot either I like to put salsa on top of them and have a little rice with each bite. Very Authentic Mexican restaurant.

Thank TrixyAnn
Cook Forest State Park
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

we usually dont eat mexican but this was a change for us and it was really good!

Thank Paula P
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

We love this El Cerro Grande, the food is good and service is friendly. A warning though: We ate at the one on the other side of town recently, thinking it would be just as good, but I would never, ever recommend it to anyone. To start with, they messed up our entire order and we only got half of... More 

Thank covermeimgoingin
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

My husband and I come here when we want Mexican. The staff is great and theu always have drink specials.

Thank skrx3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546-5726
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 910-355-0878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?