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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The food was good and the service was excellent. They kept the restaurant clean. The complaint we had was the salsa and cheese dip. The cheese dip is exactly that. It is not your standard queso with a little kick to it. The salsa was bland so my wife asked for something more spicy. They brought her some hot salsa,... More 

Thank ucfknighted
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My family eats here at least once a week and we are always greeted by smiling, friendly staff and the wonderful manager, Omar. The food is always delivered to the table promptly and the drinks are always cold. Keep up the good work!

Thank Victoria U
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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242 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I eat here at least once a week. Always consistently good. Improved cooking times when crowded has helped alot. Good service. Getting more native English speakers.

Thank Phil C
Hixson, Tennessee
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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170 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
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 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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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, Serves Alcohol
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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?