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El Paso

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505 US Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here in the past and enjoyed it. Were not disappointed this time either. They have a salsa bar and we like trying different flavors. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank Lynn F
Hickory, North Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistent great tasting food and lots of it. Great value. Friendly service. Reasonable pricing. Nice environment.

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Thank Doreen C
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner with a large group of people. They were very accommodating and the service was great. I had the polo loco. The flavor was good, but the chicken was very chewy. Others in our group loved what they had. I wish I had tried something different after hearing how others enjoyed their dinner. I'll definitely try El... More 

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Thank imthewoman2blame
Horseheads, New York
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Loved the decor in this restaurant - so colorful and pretty! Plenty of seating indoors and outdoors. The large menu would meet anyone's taste. The food was very good and the prices reasonable with prompt service.

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Thank Memmett
Hickory
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our family has eaten at Old El Paso (Hwy 70)since its opening years ago. It has been a family tradition that on Friday nights, when possible, we head for Mexican food. The menu is a combination of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican dishes. They have the largest variety of seafood dishes of any Mexican restaurant I have ever visited. The food... More 

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Thank Mhenni5313
Hickory, North Carolina
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

You have to try the bean dip, it is amazing. This is the best Mexican eatery in 3 counties. They are always fast and the staff are wonderful.

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Thank Martitia S
Raleigh, NC
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243 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had lunch with friends at El Paso. Had a chile relleno (would have liked more pepper and less batter) with a taco, my husband had a burrito, and another friend a poblano pepper. We all enjoyed our lunch which was reasonably priced. The menu is the typical mexican southern restaurant menu.

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Thank claude_monnier
Asheville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

It's good food for a decent price and for a crap hole like hickory that's not too bad. They have a huge sandwich and plenty of large portion dinners.

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Thank Duck C
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Patrons come to this venue to learn how to think, order, eat and drink Mexican! As well, people travel widely to learn how to prepare and serve an extensive menu of starters and entrees. One of my favorites is the chunky guacamole. Second-to-none...no ifs, ands or buts. Recommend ordering the huge platter of shrimp served with sauteed yellow and green... More 

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Thank PendletonTiger
Hickory, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We order takeout from El Paso weekly. It's always fresh and hot and prepared quickly. They've never gotten our order wrong and are always friendly and professional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 US Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?