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El Rey

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Fourth or fifth time to El Rey and two of those visits because we couldn't get in to a different place around the corner. Happy hour is awesome with $1 tacos, $2 and $3 specials plus $5 margaritas. Food is good but not special, drinks...More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

All we wanted was nachos and a cold beer. We checked out multiple window menus and decided on to wander in to The Continental to see if they might have them on the bar menu - alas, it was more of an Asian fusion style...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank pollyw463
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Really great value and pretty tasty Mexican. We had the huge and delicious Chayote salad to start which had a tasty lime dressing. I had the lamb burrito which I thought was pretty good- maybe 3.5 stars. It could use a little more lamb flavor-...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank rasruss
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Nachos were superb! Our group loved the habanero margaritas and the sangria. Regular margaritas were also delicious. Had a really fun time in a very cool atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank Jesse D
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Duck tacos. If you don't like the duck tacos, you don't have a soul. We also shared the short rib enchiladas and the warm corn with the habanero butter. All of which were really well done and delicious, but the duck tacos were on another...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I was last in this restaurant when it was a quick lunch diner style place. The décor hasn't changed much except for the Mexican posters on the walls. Even though the place was half empty on a very miserable and stormy night the noise level...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank Fauxqui
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

All the food is extremely fresh and delicious. The ceviche is tremendous. Only negative is that it can painfully loud.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Met friends here for New Year's Eve Dinner and was pleasantly surprised! It has a funky decor, not too cramped space and average service. The guacamole portion was very generous, the Short Rib Enchiladas & the Side of Corn with Habanero Butter were Amazing!! Our...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank KaraMills
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Great food. Need to advise that cheese and carbs are not desired as menu doesn't state that food brings those items on it.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank 23rubent
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Stopped for lunch during Thanksgiving week. I thought the food was very good. The best part was the appetizer of nachos which were loaded and more than enough for four people. I've never had nachos with sausage before. The chicken enchiladas were good, as well....More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Dawn M
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13 March 2017|
Response from Sofia425 | Reviewed this property |
Generally, no. I have had them take a reservation for a large group though (about 10). I've never had to wait for a table when I've gone with 4-5 people.
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