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Elena's Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2424 Hendersonville Hwy US25S, Arden, NC
+1 828-650-0999
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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I are Mexican food fanatics. So much so that my daughter was born on Cinco de Mayo after my wife had a hearty and spicy dinner at El Cancun in Rock Hill, SC on May 4th. After moving to Arden we were in search of a replacement for El Cancun. Elena's has become a stand-in. They have... More 

Thank JunaluskaMel
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

On our favorite list, good and hot Mexican food served quick and with friendly smiles.... wish they made their own Tortillas and Tamale's P.S. Not TexMex

Thank Kevin R
Arden, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not bad, but I would not go back. It is on a corner of I-25 and I-25A. The place used to be very charming, with model railroad trains passing overhead. Then, when Elena took over, these charming things were all ripped out. The food was good before, but not great. It is still about the same, but no railroad trains... More 

Thank Mike M
Fletcher, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband and I went to Elena's for the first time. The servers were friendly, Elena's daughter rang up our check when we left. It is very family friendly. Our food was hot and well-prepared. My quesadilla was delicious. Their salsa bar has a great variety of hot to mild salsas. Plan on a leisurely meal. The service is not... More 

Thank Catlover027
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Neighborhood mexican restaurant that offers good and quick food that is for a.great price. Can't go wrong with chicken tacos.

Thank travelmore111
Marshall, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here between appointments at the food came out fast and was very good. Servers were attentive, place was clean, and the prices were cheap. If this wasn't so far from the house, I would come back more often .

Thank OaklandAndy
Lisbon, Portugal
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered Steak Fajitas and Chile Relleno Lunch Platters. Service was friendly. Added bonus is salsa bar where you can try about 7 salsa options.

Thank lisboa09
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Friend and I went to lunch this week and again we're impressed by the quality of the food, the quantity of the food, and the service. The prices are also quite reasonable and it is in a great location. I highly recommend this Mexican restaurant!

Thank Jim P
Fletcher, North Carolina
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place was so accommodating to my husband's 40th birthday party. We had a very large party (30+), but we were having a difficult time finding a restaurant to accommodate that many people or reserve a section for us. We were so lucky that Elena's took our reservation and provided quality service. The food is delicious. Our family loves their... More 

Thank teachingmomoftwo
Johnson City, Tennessee
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very hungry after a long drive and not knowing what to expect Elena's is a family restaurant with a restful atmosphere. there was music but it did not drown out conversation and the food was standard Mexican fare

Thank selmanw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2424 Hendersonville Hwy US25S, Arden, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-650-0999
(828) 650-0999

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