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El Maguey

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901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
+1 573-874-3812
11:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I like this place! I normally go to the one on Nifong. The inside dining area is very nice and the food is always good! I go here about 2 or 3 times a month. And love the Margarita's.

Thank Will G
central missouri
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208 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Nice place, typical Mexican restaurant. Great menu, service pretty good. Service a little slow (probably just me) at the bar. Will definitely go back often.

Thank bobkat1955
Columbia, Missouri, USA
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

A stunning set of possibilities on the menu. Feels like one is in Mexico, and we always feel genuinely welcomed. My vegetarian wife always finds possibilities here, and I go nuts on the fajitas. Almost always some kind of coupon to knock down the already reasonable prices. Several around town, but our favorite is probably the original, o the Business... More 

Thank David_Finke
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2012

There is nothing really wrong with El Maguey other than I do not like their food. It is not bad I just prefer a different style of Mexican cooking. The first time I ate there I ordered a sampler plate; a little of everything. I got a plate of ground beef topped with a tortilla and sauce if it was... More 

Thank eidlhuber
Columbia, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I will only go on tuesdays, thursdays, and saturdays when the margaritas are only a dollar. Besides those the only good thing i've eaten there is the cheese dip, all the other food is edible

Thank Katie M
Iberia, MO
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Very good mexican fare. Staff is top notch, food is good but not awesome. I would go there again. Killer Margaritas and huge draft beers.

1 Thank Brian P
Springfield, Missouri
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stopped by while in town. Hard to find considering there is a giant tree covering the sign in front of the building, but once there we recieved great service and the drinks were great! We will be back.

Thank remmy1985
Carmel, Indiana
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319 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

The basic fare is here, and the salsa is not bad, but I think a lot of people mainly go for the inexpensive margaritas.

Thank MizzouLizard
Fulton, Missouri
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

This is the best of the four El Magueys in Columbia! It offers the biggest space so the tables aren't too close together and it's sectioned off into two different dining rooms so the noise level isn't overwhelming. The food is always perfectly hot and delicious. My favorite dish is the chicken fajitas and I love the sweet tea! They... More 

Thank AvaFaith
Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

I arrived by motorcycle just as they were closing, and they stayed open for me-guess the manager is also a motorcyclist. I was really glad they did. The food was excellent, the service great, and I especially liked the Horchata. As I told them, if I lived in the area, I would be a regular.

Thank CharlieDog43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-874-3812

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