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El Tequila's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

1784 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-8411
+1 386-767-9512
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1784 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-8411
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is excellent, drinks are good, atmosphere is friendly and comfortable! We have dined three times now and have had different dishes each time and all dinners have been delicious!

Thank Patty N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was great the staff very friendly good portions and piping hot to the table the only problem were the daily drink margaritas were just ok nothing to right home about if you want a good one order up a better tequila

Thank 79claytonj
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Was concerned when we pulled into empty parking lot at 1PM for lunch and walked into an empty restaurant... but the food was excellent as were the prices and service... I'm regretful we'll be departing early tomorrow. Beef Fajitas were outstanding!!

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

the food was amazing , we had the fijtas for two and i had a blueberry margarita. great service and not to expensive.

Thank Samara M
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The food is always fresh and delicious! If you love the white cheese sauce - they always serve an ample amount! We did however visit on a Tuesday and was surprised to hear Pop music as opposed to the authentic Mexican music that is usually...More

Thank Nina N
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Used to come to Marias all every time we came to Daytona and glad to see the new owners are just as good. Really tasty food and friendly service...totally recommend

Thank LynneHP
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We used to go to the old Maria's. This is our first time eating here under the new management. They have succeeded in doing a great job. We spend winters in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and eat at many Mexican restaurants. This...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We have had family gatherings here a few times and the last two times have been very disappointing. It was better when it was Maria Bonitas. The carne asada was way over cooked and so chewy! The carnitas were dry and felt like they got...More

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Carnitas and Pollo Fundido - both excellent. The only reason this wasn't a 5 is the sangria was just a little watered down. Spend the $2.50 and order a side of avocado. The guac was very good but the fresh avocado was excellent.

Thank djbracknell
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Food and service is great! The entrées come out hot and quickly. The traditional guac is the best. I do recommend keeping the music Latin and turned down a bit. I still rate it 5 star. True Mexican, not TexMex. Yummy!

Thank Tastefullady
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18 November 2017|
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Response from Tastefullady | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I think their corn tortillas Ari pure corn, but as Susan said, I would call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1784 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-8411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  South Daytona
  • Phone Number: +1 386-767-9512
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