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El Monterrey Authentic Mexican

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531 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-1925
+1 423-266-6420
10:00 - 10:00
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Sun 11:00 - 10:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 10:30
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Signal Mountain
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Signal Mountain, DON'T forget to stop at the foot of the mountain and eat the BEST Mexican food at the El Monterrey! Food is excellent! All dishes are great! DON"T FORGET YOUR GUACAMOLE! You'll want more!

Thank mhappynow
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for 90 minutes for a table with multiple people arriving after us being seated. We finally decided to leave.

Thank sfgoff
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for over an hour for a table of 7 and finally left due to poor management. I would not recommend.

Thank JeffDeez
Whitwell, Tennessee
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I eat here a lot. Why? Because the food is great. Everything I have ever had here has been really good. Their qeaso is awesome and so is the salsa. The chili relleno is divine. The staff is also great. Wonderful service. El Monterrey is a winner.

Thank Todd S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

As with any family owned restaurant the menu items may be the same but the preparation and recipes can vary from restaurant to restaurant. I lived in Texas many years ago and enjoyed the variations in Mexican family recipes. El Monterrey seems to have gotten it right. The tastes and flavors are quite authentic. I have been a regular customer... More 

Thank Arthur J
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a disappointment. Certainly not authentic Mexican foods. The place looked clean, the furniture and decorations scream CHAIN restaurant. We stopped by for lunch and will not return. The complimentary chips and salsa were just okay and skimpy servings. The plates were hot but the food was NOT. $10 for 3 'enchilada's suiza that consisted of 3 corn wraps with... More 

Thank marykta
Signal Mountain
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

lets start by saying I love mexican food but this is not good - way to much salt, cold draught from the ceiling made me really cold, service very bad - I'm sorry I was interrupting the waitress. Just a very unpleasant birthday meal - sorry

Thank Jules1804
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I have been eating here for years. One thing I have notice is that the service has gone way down hill. Mostly one female server that I seem to always have. I can go the whole meal with no water refill bad attitude no smile just awful. I dont know if she has something personal against me or if she... More 

Thank Larry Jaason A
Whitwell, Tennessee
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I eat here frequently and it is consistent. Good food and good service. I've never had a bad meal here and I highly recommend it.

Thank Todd S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We love the Molcajete! In fact, it is enough food that my husband, myself and our daughter all share! Steak, chicken, shrimp, chorizo, cactus, green onions all simmering together is so good!! We always think we may try something else but can't get past this dish....it is really that good. The restaurant is always clean and the wait staff and... More 

Thank Kristy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-6420

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