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El Mezcal

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1492 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3725
+1 901-274-4264
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A little, quiet, hole in the wall place, but good service and AWESOME salsa and great margarita Saturday specials! They were accommodating to special requests and the steak fajitas were great! Twenty five or so tables plus the bar, and it wasn't super busy at 6:30 on a Saturday. Parking was an issue (we parked around back). So glad our... More 

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Thank Debby K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

5 stars for this eatery! Great variety on menu. Melt in your mouth food and Mexican ice cream!! Service was quick and waitress was fantastic

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Thank Terra M
Memphis, Tennessee
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is the third in the chain that we've eaten at now and were very pleased as usual. Mexican ambiance, Zesty dishes, Friendly servers. Oh and the price is always right with their daily specials.

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Thank meanlorijeanne
Jackson, Tennessee
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Not a good experience when you have to get up and get your own tea. Saw the waitress once the whole entire meal and had to track her down for the check. Fajitas really lacked flavor and the shrimp needed to be cooked more. Salsa was the highlight as others have stated before. Only and last time visiting there. My... More 

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Thank JustWritingReview
houston, texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

The food at this location was excellent. We enjoyed it so much that we went back three times in one week. They have a wonderful menu with a lot of variety. The food is authentic and delicious. I highly recommend it.

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Thank EdithannP
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Wasn't impressed with the "pre-mixed" top shelf margarita....it was loaded down with syrup. Salsa was the highlight....bold and spicy! Quesadillas were mediocre...

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Thank Sharbour81
Memphis, Tennessee
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

You probably won't even notice this spot if you are driving down Union Avenue be because the windows seem to be blacked out OR I'm a Horrible driver. Either way, it's a pretty cool spot for some quick service. There is no pomp and circumstance just pure Mexican food. Chips, salsa, drinks etc. The waitresses/waiters are always on the move.... More 

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Thank ddm5683
Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Average food, average service, average experience. This is okay in a pinch but I usually seek more interaction and a higher level of service.

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Thank Kenny L
United States
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

First of all, the restaurant is "El Mezcal" with a z. This needs to be fixed. I have to disagree with the other reviewer. I found the food here to be extremely flavorful. The salsa was spicy, and the tamales were seasoned perfectly. The servers are very friendly and will fill your drink promptly. Great if you're in the mood... More 

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Thank Kyle_in_rure
Longueuil, Canada
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223 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

I guess El Mescal can be called a 'neighborhood restaurant' as it's quite a distance from downtown. It's located on a typical strip mall on Union Street in Memphis, some 20 minutes by car from downtown. The front is...nondescript, and the interior, not much better...with a sorry attempt to emulate a REAL Mexican restaurant. The menu is no improvement either,... More 

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Thank RAPLongueuil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1492 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3725
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-274-4264

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