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El Rey Mexican Restaurant

945 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay, GA 30540-8140
+1 706-276-1515
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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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 September 9, 2018

I have family in Ellijay and you are limited on restaurants that aren't fast food, so we visit here. It is your typical Mexican restaurant. Food is good, service varies. But overall, if you are wanting Mexican food, it meets the need!

Thank Wanda J
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I wish wait staff would give you a fair chance to look over the menu before asking three times if you're ready to order. I've never been here, and it's a big menu. Got the guacamole salad to start. Should have gotten the house salad...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I sent the owner this email regarding our experience, no response. I had to report it to the health dept. TY to the previous review, I now know the manager's name is George. When I called an asked to speak to the manager I got...More

1  Thank tgraske
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is discriminatory towards people with disabilities. I came to eat with my SERVICE ANIMAL and I was asked to leave. I advised the manager, George, that this is a service animal. He said because I did not have paperwork that I would have...More

Thank Destinee H
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We enjoy "Mexican" food, but having been raised in Texas and making it myself, the whole family were incredibly disappointed in the food here. Even the children complained that the salsa was bland. They asked for no lettuce/tomato on their tacos, but the kitchen didn't...More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 July 9, 2018 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 July 9, 2018

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 July 7, 2018

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 July 6, 2018

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
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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