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El Rey Mexican Restaurant

945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
+1 706-276-1515
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (13 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop as we go through town, food is always excellent. Staff is very social. It's a good half way place to meed friends and family in the area.I can't pick just one time. we have stopped several times over the years.

Thank ddgoldwing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on for lunch. Staff was friendly, and food was very good for the money. Had the Chicken Enchiladas a l carte. They were very good, really enjoyed them.

Thank Buffalo68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and had a good experience. The food was fresh tasting and not too spicy. The cheese enchiladas were especially good. Service was fast, friendly and the restaurant colorful and clean.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with family and we were seated quickly. Nice décor, clean with good service. I ordered my Mexican restaurant test meal, Chili Colorado with Fried Ice Cream for dessert. It was a large portion with beans, rice, three flour tortillas and chips with...More

Thank Steven Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to El Rey in a couple of years because our previous experience was not great, to say the least. First thing that you see is old interior that needs to be updated and new booths. I ordered guacamole as an appetizer...More

Thank Jerry1542
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it was a good experience. The food was a little spicier than I like but it may have been what I ordered. If I'm back in the area I'll definitely go back and give it a second try.

Thank jeffery j
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Stinky fountain! Smelled like crap. Oh my goodness it was so bad! Also, the churros were so ooy guy good!

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Good food. Good lighting. Love the bright colored walls. Would eat there again. My daughter got the chicken fajitas- lunch portion. It was enough food for two! That’s what I recommend! I had a combo plate with a beef enchilada, beans and a taco. It...More

1  Thank Julia P
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

The staff is friendly and polite, the food is hot and tastes great! Great place to gather with friends and family. They accomodate large groups too!

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

We usually go to the other Mexican restaurant right nearby but I noticed their parking lot was empty and El Rey was packed. Thought there must be a special or deal going on so I went to El Rey. Food was very good. Margarita was...More

2  Thank Amy4111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gilmer County  >  East Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-276-1515
  • E-mail
Tex-Mex Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - El Rey’s features a large indoor seating area and plenty of spaces for large groups. We also have a beautiful outdoor patio area where you can enjoy some iced cold margaritas during the summer and a Mexican coffee during the winter months. Both go well with an order of our beloved Mexican Fajitas!! We also have a large full bar with dance floor and plenty of t.v.’s to enjoy those sporting events! Visit us every Friday night for karaoke!!
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