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“Great food, decent service”
Review of El Magueyal

El Magueyal
Ranked #45 of 171 Restaurants in Cookeville
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, decent service”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

A great Mexican restaurant with great food, a bar, a small outside patio, 2 Tvs, and decent service. The only reason I say decent service is because they get busy and sometimes are under staffed. Great prices as well and try the passion fruit margarita!!!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best Mexican In Town”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

El Magueyal has become a family favorite since it opened on 10th St. about 3 months ago. It is unique for Cookeville for several reasons only one of which is it's location on the Algood side of Cookeville offering $3.50 margarita and all drafts for $1.60 after 3:00 pm, which includes the locally brewed Calfkiller brand. Its décor is traditional Mexican with lovely hand painted murals. The wait staff is professional, welcoming and willing to give suggestions. I recommend one listen to them. Also, they have wonderful recall. On my third visit, they knew I wanted tea ½ sweet, ½ unsweet with extra lemon. They knew my two favorite dishes. The guacamole cesare is an excellent diced vegetable dish of avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro and optional jalapeño (just under $5). Do not anticipate a traditional guacamole as served in most Mexican restaurants for this is much better. The taco pastor (about $9) is hard for me to pass up as an entrée. It is a fabulous spicy pulled pork with pineapple best served in corn taco with onions, cilantro and tomatillo sauce accompanying. There is also a nacho option which tops the pork with Chihuahua cheese sauce. The pollo poblano is by far the best in town. I could continue but recommend you try El Magueyal for yourself.

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