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El Juarez Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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311 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069-4313
+1 972-548-9181
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Sick for several days after eating here Saturday. Heading to an authentic Mexican restaurant and got stuck in downtown McKinney. Saw this restaurant with a parking spot outside. Had great reviews. Walked in and looked too small for our size family. We were told to go sit in the other room. We went on the other side and got that... More 

1 Thank Maegan P
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is similar to many places I have been to in El Paso. Friendly staff. Food is decent in pricing. Quantity could be greater, but fair. The only issue is how incredibly long it takes to receive anything.

Thank Jeremy G
McKinney, Texas
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190 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I have lived in McKinney for 25 years and have seen the place downtown but never tried it. just did and I was pleasantly surprised. You need to give it a try

Thank Kma M
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Too bad there is such a terrible restaurant in downtown McKinney and how they remain open is a mystery to me.

Thank Derrel F
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

So it is nothing fancy. But for real deal Mexican breakfast- this is the place. I am pretty sure it is a single grandmother actually cooking for you the way she cooks for her family back in the kitchen- with love and awesomeness. This is a weekend favorite for my Hispanic/California born husband and our entire family! A true gem!

1 Thank Allison T
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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690 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The food is EXCELLENT. They must have the best, authentic chef in the back. I really enjoy my meal every time I visit this restaurant. The service is always good. It is super affordable. We love to visit here every time we are in McKinney.

1 Thank Kyle F
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

This place is just like the typical family owned restaurants you find in South Texas. The food is fresh and authentic. Set your expectations to "good " and not "the best ever" and stick to the basics..you will not be disappointed. It's always a good thing to support a local family that works hard to serve good food. Give it... More 

Thank Dan G
McKinney, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Our absolute favorite place for Tex Mex and authentic Mexican choices. The habanero (house) salsa is the best anywhere. The extensive menu is a great combination of tex-me and traditional Mexican dishes. It's located in the beautiful downtown historic district of McKinney,Tx. You can dine and then stroll for hours through all the boutiques, antique malls, art galleries, candy shops,... More 

Thank LaFamiliaDuke
Healdsburg, CA
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386 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is clearly a family-owned restaurant. On Sunday, the kids are hanging out, walking around, talking to moms, going in and out of the kitchen. I had burritos compuestos, which were more like enchiladas than I expected. A large portion. They were fine. Nothing special, however. The chile con carne that smothered them could've come out of a Hormel's can.... More 

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Dallas, TX
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

My wife and I love Mexican food. We eat it, we cook it, we seek it out. Surely with a name like Juarez it's got to be good. NOT SO! The tamalei was soggy and had some unidentifiable Skin or connecting tissue inside. It was all I could do not to gag. The beans were nothing more than Pinto mush... More 

2 Thank larryecollins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069-4313
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-548-9181

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