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Sazon Mexican Cuisine

2840 Old Cullowhee Rd, Sylva, NC 28779-6782
+1 828-293-9443
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (4 reviews)
“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2840 Old Cullowhee Rd, Sylva, NC 28779-6782
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because it was close to our conference at western Carolina and it was rated very high. When we got here we discovered other people from our conference had discovered it as well. We had guacamole which was excellent. We also had the...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Looks like a dive in front, but there's a lovely patio out back. Very ambitious menu with some unique items as ell as the usual suspects. Try the 3 Marias salad. Some vegetarian options also and a nice bar.

Thank LauraJean
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food is great here. This is not your typical Mexican cuisine with the same menu as the next place. The building is is a little disrepair and the outside seating isn't level but the view is the river and the quality of the food...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

When Sazon first opened up, I did not like it. I always left there still feeling hungry. But, they have improved over the past couple of years. The service is decent, the food has become even more tasty, and the portion size is now adequate....More

Thank ohliger
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best Mexican food in Jackson County! Our family eats here quite often. Alex, the Owner and Cook is absolutely amazing! Sazon means "Hell of a Cook", so it is appropriately named! Don't let the looks of the outside hold you...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very fresh, and authentic. Owner is a chef who worked in NYC and he takes pride in his food. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Locals eat here.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great for families and couples. They don't smother with cheese. Lots of different dishes. The staff is friendly!

Thank corwincz
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Every time I have a meal there it is fresh food & delicious. Not your typical Mexican , more flavorful & wonderful. Friendly & helpful waitress, margaritas are delicious too! You can sit outside by the river, beautiful.

1  Thank ebutler101
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This place may look like a hole in the wall but the food is excellent! Saxon means "Hell of a cook" which is very accurate. Love this place!

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This little Mexican restaurant nestled in Cullowhee has amazing food, especially the chimichangas. It is a must try!

Thank Amber L
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26 July 2017|
Response from LauraJean | Reviewed this property |
Closed on Sunday and Monday who we were there. Might change hours when college is back in session.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 Old Cullowhee Rd, Sylva, NC 28779-6782
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Sylva
  • Phone Number: +1 828-293-9443
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