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El Maguey

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2201 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2205
+1 816-232-5601
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I went to the new el maguey by Menard's.employees were very friendly and helpful..since we had never eaten here before we decided to stick to basic food.chips and dip were tasty and food came out fast and hot....prices are fair..I'd go again...brand new building is clean and nice..

Thank Kelly M
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten at El Maguey on numerous occasions. They have a good variety of Mexican food at reasonable prices. While my wife generally orders the same thing I order a variety of items and have never been disappointed. Service is always good and the atmosphere is relaxing.

Thank Ed S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I tried El Maguey for a change this week and I was not impressed. For starters the chips and salsa are not flavorful. I ordered a tamale, chicken enchilada, and Spanish rice combo. The tamale was very dry and barely had any meat. The chicken enchilada also lacked ample amounts of meat and had way too much... More 

Thank Hannah J
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Food was tasty however it was drenched in sauce and beans. Busy place, after we arrived several large groups came in after us. Good service and inexpensive lunch combos.

Thank KASK2001
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is very friendly; you are given large portions for very cheap. My boyfriend and I came here for lunch and for both of us it was only $16 including a tip!

Thank Jordyn V
Atlanta, Georgia
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267 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Really busy on a Friday night but we were seated quickly, served quickly and the food came out pronto! I loved the menu range and the quality was very good. No wonder it was busy and deservedly so if our experience is the norm.

Thank BlueHeeler777
Ocala, Florida
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at me at El Maguey ever since they opened. I moved away, but when I'm in town I always try to stop and eat. The food was good as always when I was there this time, Service wasn't as good. I ran out of tea. Never did get a refill.

Thank chemicaldude
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a very good lunch at El Maguey and I chose the three sauce Banderos burrito. It was stuffed with goodies including beef, chicken and pork. Too much to eat but very good. The chips and salsa were good but nothing special. The salsa was hot and flavorful but the chips were thick and not to my liking. Cheers

Thank Gary C
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

There's an excellent menu with many choices for any mood of Mexican food. We tend to get the enchiladas. Complimentary chips & good salsa are automatically provided. This is a very good clean Mexican restaurant with a really decent a la carte menu included, so any extras you want like one taco or enchilada or tamal, or sour cream or... More 

1 Thank lilliejl
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The food and service is excellent. The food is made fresh and is super fast. I have been here several times and try something new each time and have yet to find something I don't like!

Thank Jason N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-232-5601

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