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El Tequila

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2037 S Glenburnie Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-5228
+1 252-633-2958
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Bern, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

One of our favorites in New Bern. Juan Carlos is always attentive and we love the food. Even when they have an off day, it's better than most!

Thank Chris H
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had been here once before when they first opened and was not impressed. Decided to try again and had the best Carnitas in town. Excellent pork, cooked just right and not a lot of fat. I will definitely be back again!

Thank Sdp1317
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My daughter and I had dinner there on a Sunday evening. The food was excellent, as was the service. The prices are good, too.

Thank Rhonda B
New Bern, North Carolina
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was the restaurant our fellow church members wanted to eat at. They were absolutely slammed, but managed to feed everyone. I like Arturo's much better

Thank Jollymon50
Havelock, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Food was bland, hard tacos soggy. Could not taste any tequila in the pitcher of margarita, the bartender claimed to put 6 shots in there. I don't know, crazy because the name is "El Tequila" Had a maybe 13 year old waiter. Wasn't impressed. GREAT TACO TUESDAY prices though. $5.99 all day for unlimited chicken or beef tacos (get soft).

Thank Andrea B
Vanceboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

A favorite all around Tex-Mex restaurant! Friendly staff, short wait, delicious, consistent food! Love the tortillas!

Thank Loretta S
North Carolina
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The place is beautifully decorated with custom pieces from Mexico of various places and scenes each table is unique, stunning murals and paintings. Its like being in lovely cafe in Mexico. the second treat is the food. Generous portions with salsa and chips like no other in town. When my wife gets a craving this is where we go. Staff... More 

Thank Outoftownies
New Bern, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The food was bland and nothing special. The salsa didn't seem fresh, almost like it was out of a jar. There are better places to go in New Bern for a Mexican fix.

Thank BeachbumSOBX
Lehigh Valley, PA
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We detoured a little to have lunch here on our way from Newport News to Wilmington NC on RT 17. It was well worth it. Excellent Mexican food, good food and friendly staff. When I asked for fresh coffee (It was 2:00 pm), the response was, "I will put on a pot." And it was fresh and very good.) We... More 

Thank PATraveler64
Wilmington, North Carolina
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487 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I recently ate at El Tequila while on a business trip to New Bern. The restaurant was crowded on a Saturday night but I was seated promptly. The atmosphere is what you have come to expect for this type of restaurant. The music, colors, decorations, and of course soccer on the TV's all adds to the flavor of Mexico. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Open Hours
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: 2037 S Glenburnie Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-5228
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-633-2958
ZIP CODE 28562 Telephone No. 252-633-2958 Food is always great!

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