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El Pobre

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6841 Cruso Rd., Canton, NC
+1 828-235-9311
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Troy, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A pleasant surprise to find this quality of Mexican dining experience in the mountains. Selected it because it was one of the few choices for dining within several miles, but would go out of my way to eat there again. Great selection of unique flavor sauces at the sauce bar.

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Thank Steve E
Maiden, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat! Not your normal Mexican place! We go once a week normally and have tried several dishes. All of them are superb!

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Thank Carol T
Canton
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Visited on Mothers day for lunch, Service was good, the food that I had (the Taco Salad was suppose to have Shrimp and Chicken but only Shrimp, Refried beans was to soupy with little taste

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Thank Troy C
Winchester, VA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a really out of the way small Mexican restaurant in a former motel. I was staying at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground and only had a couple of choices for dinner. Based on previous positive reviews I tried El Pobre. Wow, I was surprised at how busy they were on a Wednesday evening. The parking lot was full... More 

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Thank IvanK
Canton, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

My family and I visit this restaurant often and I am never disappointed! They have great food and friendly staff!

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Thank Amber M
Canton, NC
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We have eaten here a few times. This is not real Mexican food. Sorry, people, but you have no idea, if you step outside the county, there is actually real Mexican food available food. Not only is the food bad, but they have never gotten our order correct. Would not recomend.

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Thank rgcmnd
Canton, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We have never had a bad meal here. Eat here often, lots of take out. Good service and good food at reasonable prices. If you like Mexican food, you need to try it.

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Thank Pamela E
Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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191 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This restaurant is nearby so we go here often. We travel to New Mexico a lot so we are familiar with really good Mexican style food. El Pobre doesn't quite measure up to that but it is one of the best in the area. It's near the intersection of US 276 and NC110. It's right next to a gas station/general... More 

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Thank Everett B
NC
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great food! Nice salsa bar. Small, out in the country restaurant; great not to have to travel to other towns in the county for a good meal.

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Thank KCC
Cullowhee, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

My family has been going here for years and we love it. Great prices, great service, delicious food and a convenient location for locals. We always get the sizzling texas fajitas and queso dip! The place may look like a "hole in the wall" because it is converted from an old motel, but it is the most delicious Mexican food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6841 Cruso Rd., Canton, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-235-9311

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