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El Maguey

$$ - $$$Mexican,
901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
+1 573-874-3812
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“margarita's” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place. Extremely fast service. The corn tortillas are really fantastic. I didn’t see many vegan entrees so I don’t know what to recommend. When I told the waitress I was vegan she was extremely nice and helped a lot.

Thank David G
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We dined at El Maguey on a Wednesday evening. The food was great. The veggie fajitas were some of the best around. The service was really slow, especially for a week night.

Thank jillbH869FJ
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The very best fajitas in town--they come with a salad plate with all the fixings. Typically we get one order of fajitas and two tortilla packs--more than enough for two people.

Thank SusanBauer
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I went to a different El Maguey years ago and vowed to never return. Decided it had been long enough so tried their Nifong location recently. There was a 20 minute wait so that had to mean it was good, right? Wrong! Service was below...More

Thank John S
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Visiting my Vietnam buddy and when I do we always go here! The food is always great with large portions and the service is second to none! Their margaritas are to die for...will be back soon before heading to Lake of the Ozarks.

Thank Banshee694
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This has been one of my favorites for years. Very quick service. Love the Yolandas. Eat here regularly.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Located in residential commercial area, for some reason this seems to be an overlooked option for Mexican food because can almost always get a table here when other places are full up. Perhaps because it's easy to drive past it and not notice it. Both...More

Thank jishenker
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Long wait...had to ask for the FREE chips w/salsa numerous times. Like they were afraid to give you more FREE refills. My burritos were the worst eaten in years. Loose dry beans, no cheese, just flat empty flour wraps. Ack. DONE!

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed January 29, 2017

The staff was very attentive. Great food. Very tasty. Not the usual chain food, it actually had flavor. The selection we chose was a full plate! We could hardly eat it all.

Thank David N
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I think my husband and I are pretty partial to this because we are there all the time as poor college kids, but we still continue to go back every time we are in town. We get the taco salads. They are the best I've...More

Thank Samantha R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-874-3812
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