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El Maguey

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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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Austin, Texas
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had some bad Mexican food before, but this takes the cake. I had three items on my plate, a relleno, beef burrito and beef enchilada. The red sauce on all three tasted like Italian marinara sauce.... bland and horrible as ever. The only difference between the burrito and the enchilada was that the burrito was finely ground beef inside... More 

Thank AustinActor
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very good, reasonably priced dinner. We had the mixed chicken and steak fajitas they were wonderful and plentiful. They Waite staff were friendly.

Thank Bonnie F
Kansas City, Missouri
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Lunch place, busy, fast, friendly service, good food. Try the Camarone soup (shrimp) for a special treat, enough to split for 2 with a simple side taco, tamale or other small side.

Thank Rod N
Kansas City, Missouri
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My wife loves Mexican so I figured after a nice relaxing day I'm going to the spa and awesome place where you said you have some Mexican I guess it was just OK nothing impressive all basic along the board the positive things I do have to say is there pretty fast our food came out of the waiters came... More 

Thank blade2dabone
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our family LOVES El Maguey. The waiters are all extremely nice. Food is amazing and best of all, we have 3 kids and the speed of getting our food is incredible!

Thank Kali M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Excellent and authentic Mexican food for a reasonable price. They have a huge menu to choose from. My family and I love this restaurant. It's one of our favorites. We highly recommend it.

Thank Betty B
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?