We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Maguey

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
+1 573-874-3812
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 44: English reviews
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long wait...had to ask for the FREE chips w/salsa numerous times. Like they were afraid to give you more FREE refills. My burritos were the worst eaten in years. Loose dry beans, no cheese, just flat empty flour wraps. Ack. DONE!

Thank Douglas S
New Franklin, Missouri
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The staff was very attentive. Great food. Very tasty. Not the usual chain food, it actually had flavor. The selection we chose was a full plate! We could hardly eat it all.

Thank David N
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I think my husband and I are pretty partial to this because we are there all the time as poor college kids, but we still continue to go back every time we are in town. We get the taco salads. They are the best I've had. On Tues, Thurs, and SAT the have $1.25 margaritas! The service is always wonderful... More 

Thank Samantha R
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

There are several El Maguey sites but this is my favorite. There are a number of choices but fajitas are my favorite. There is more than enough to share with a second person. My husband likes the chalupa's or the burrito especials. They serve Mexican beers and margaritas--from small to fish bowl size.

Thank SusanBauer
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We go here about once a week and consistently get fast service and good food. The salsa is great and I love the fajitas.

Thank Alana F
Key West, Florida
Level Contributor
338 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Went here twice while visiting a friend. The Carne Asada is some of the best I've ever had. Everything was good except their Chili Rellenos which were terrible they seemed to be frozen and no flavor at all.

Thank Banshee694
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My family and friends go here very often..sometimes twice a month...love the food and drink prices...very reasonable...lately as they dont give separate checks out we seem to have at least 3 to 4 extra drinks and once in awhile extra food on our tickets..this is now the third time this has happened...appaerntly they dont not mark off somethings that have... More 

Thank sharonwain1234
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The food here is pretty good. I have had better Mexican food in Columbia, but this food does the job. The margaritas are pretty good here, and the service is always super fast. Lunch and drink specials are great, and their birthday tradition is fun and hilarious!

Thank ampress727
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

The food is awesome. I recommend eating here the food is always hot and they bring warm chips to your table. I recommend get the number 18👍

Thank hatmen-jk
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

El Maguey = college The quesadilla Jalisco, quesadilla fajita, and enchiladas verdes are a must. Get ready for a nap after because you'll be tired after eating your weight in queso and love

Thank Lauren M

Travellers who viewed El Maguey also viewed


Been to El Maguey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-874-3812

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Maguey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?