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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
+1 865-681-8100
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter, husband, & I decided we wanted Mexican food, so we decided on El Sazon. It was a good choice. It's a decent sized restaurant with authentic Mexican decor. The food was very good. Wait staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone craving Mexican food.

Thank Mandylea35
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

fajita nacho's the best!! totally loaded totally sharable!!! all the food there is good. fast, friendly staff, good drinks too..

Thank melindagidleyas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We use to live nearby and the food is great. We make a point to eat here when we come back to the area. Great service and prices.

Thank Stephanie E
Maryville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The atmosphere here is as in most Mexican restaurants, charmingly authentic and pleasant. The wait staff was excellent, friendly but not overbearing. The food was very tasty although the rice was so dry I wondered if it was left over from the previous night.

Thank Judiar4
Sevierville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the premium Mexican restaurant to go to in the Alcoa area. The atmosphere, food, and wait staff made it an enjoyable visit. When we have friends or family in town, this is the place to go.

Thank ferguson1809
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376 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have sampled a lot of Mexican restaurants in our area and in our opinion this one has the best salsa around. We've been eating here (and in their previous location a few blocks away that was damaged in a fire) for well over ten years. Service is good and the food is of good quality and seasoned nicely.

Thank Smkymtntroutman
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This place has good food, not great it's true American Mexican food they have great drinks but their wait staff is always horrible and very unattentive

Thank bigghoggy
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Salsa was good, chips are hearty. This restaurant offers more than just the typical Mexican fare. For example, they offer an avocado stuffed with your choice of chicken, steak, or shrimp. It was nice to try something different.

Thank Blynky324
Maryville, Tennessee
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

El Sazon has been around a while and many would claim it as their favorite Mexican restaurant. We recently went to El Sazon with some friends who held that opinion. Having lived for 13 years in New Mexico, my wife and I have different standards for what qualifies as good Mexican food. The food at El Sazon is not bad,... More 

Thank Mbhnm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with a 3 people, and our server was Tasha. Terrible service!! We waited 10 minutes to even get greeted then waited 15 minutes for our margaritas. We asked for waters and never got them. Then sat empty for drinks because we never saw her again. So I went inside and she was posted up at the side... More 

Thank Alyssa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: +1 865-681-8100

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