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“El Monarca in Orange Closed”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of EL Monarca Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

EL Monarca Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Orange, Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“El Monarca in Orange Closed”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Sadly, El Monarca in Orange closed after they lost their first chef. I agree with MadArchaeo, the food was just not the same after that loss. Sad, because it was a nice place to go and the people there were very friendly.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jean M
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12 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Orange, Virginia
Level Contributor
162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Closed”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

El Monarca has been closed for several months now. They had suffered sadly from the loss of their first chef and it wasn't the same.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank MadArchaeo
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Muy Mal”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The salsa was the high point, after that it was all down hill. The server was unpleasant and gruff. The food was salty, especially the chorizo, it was inedible. The sauces looked like they were water based and tasteless. I have had better food a Taco Bell, Ouch! Locals seemed to like it, they must know what to order....

Visited July 2013
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Thank WE273
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Annandale, Virginia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Seemed a bit of small portions? Maybe it was the to go box, I did get filled but it somehow lacked something??

Visited August 2013
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Thank whalehead
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Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great had the trio shrimp chick steak wow great”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

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  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Aliasco911
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