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El Rey Mexican Restaurant

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
+1 706-276-1515
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

During our 3 night visit to the north GA mountains, we wanted to eat local not at chains. This bright yellow restaurant is right off #515, easy to find. Looked nice on the outside and fantastical the inside. Lots of money invested in the decor, from the colorful tactic tables to the wall paintings and hangings. All that visual stimulation... More 

Thank southernyankee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I always stop here when I am in town. Carlos has a very good menu and the food is delicious. The place is clean and comfortable.

Thank JoS2476
Dahlonega, Ga
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641 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant, authentic Mexican feel right when you walk in the door. Food is excellent fajitas were flavorful and well cooked. Enchiladas were very good also. Great service.

Thank rustybob64
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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Just had the pleasure of dining at El Rey in Ellijay and am happy to say they are very good at what they do. A large restaurant that can host parties, groups and also still provide an intimate feel for couples, El Rey has a great staff who are quick, friendly and care for their customers. There is a separate... More 

Thank Ernbo6
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You will be shocked this restaurant exists in a small mountain town. The decor is beautiful with hand-painted tables from Guadalajara. The food is authentic, margaritas are a tad too sweet, and the service is great, especially Nick.

Thank Joseph K
Tampa, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The server was great, the food not good at all. I had a bowl of chili and it was not what I expected, really bad

Thank janetgonzalez813
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here 3 times and after each visit I left with impression terrible. Food is bland, our seats had large rips in them, and my friend had a chipped plate. Never again!!!!

Thank maxxegirl
Land O Lakes, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

One of the worst Mexican restaurants I've ever been to. Food was terrible, place was unkept (seats torn & ragged), overall not a good experience.

Thank dieseldoc
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice to have lunch. I ordered the chimi with rice and beans both times. Both times so disappointing! I am refried bean expert and I tell ya, the beans at El Reys are so dried out and tastless. The meat in my chimichanga had no flavor. It's a mexican dish...put some spice in it! The service has... More 

Thank Samantha M
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

First- the lunch menu is barely existent. I am not sure why they even bother have one. Second-We had awful service today! I will never return! They got my fajitas order wrong, each step of the meal felt like a 10 min wait. For lunch it took us over and hour and it was Not busy because we got there... More 

Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?