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EL Metate

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5922 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343-4699
10:00 - 22:00
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Hixson, Tennessee
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A great lunch experience, good service , friendly staff, food prepared as ordered, and priced weel for what was ordered.

Thank aamj4321
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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137 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Great chorizo tacos and cheese dip. Friendly staff. Will likely return again if I visit the area. Not too many restaurants to choose from out here.

Thank Abconnor2
Hixson, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Food is just OK. Have had carnitas on several occasions and there is not a lot of consistency with the quality. Service is good.

Thank charlieh273
New Market, Tennessee
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Ordered food by phone at 9:20pm. Food ready by 9:29. This is the best part. Glad I checked the bag for utensils, because i would have gotten to the hotel with nothing. I bit into the chips, and they were ice cold. I thought, "Well, OK....". I ordered Chicken Chimichanga. It, TOO, was ice cold. The only thing WARM was... More 

Thank Samof1969
Hixson, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

There are 2 locations of El Metate and I've visited both and have never been disappointed. The Hixson location has a great patio that can be enjoyed while you're dining. The food and drinks have always been what I expected and the service is exceptional.

Thank Tammie R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The food here is wonderful the service is too the only thing is i wish they would sit couples in the darker room it is more secluded and romantic but the tamale plate with 4 different tamales is amazing and the chalupa is great too do go here ut us yummy

Thank Larry Jaason A
Vero Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I've eaten in many Mexican restaurants all over the U. S. Some really good. Some not so good. El Metate? Not so good... Started out asking for ice water with lots of lemon. Two pieces doesn't constitute a lot. Had to ask for more. The chips and salsa ? Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Ordered the steak burrito. Extra sour cream. Comes... More 

Thank HiRadDrifter
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We visit about 1 time a week, and have NEVER had a bad meal. Always consistent and great food. We have tried 3 of the locations and same great food always. Sit down food, fast and friendly staff.

Thank Morganjw1
Hixson, Tennessee
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We ate at El Matate last week and really enjoyed it. The food was very good (I had chicken fajitas and my wife had steak fajitas) and was delivered within 20 minutes of us ordering. I really liked the atmosphere and music. The room was more of a sedate brown\tan coloring, nice artwork, and comfortable seating. We will definitely be... More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I would never return it was awful, the food had a funny taste. The waiter was rude and didn't speak English so very hard to communicate what we needed. Overcharged me but I found the mistake and just a unpleasant experience........if you want Americans jobs please learn English to communicate so we understand what your saying.

Thank Dianalvn31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5922 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343-4699
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Hixson
  • Phone Number: 4238421400

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