We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

El Mexicano

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
195 Baldwin Sq, Fairhope, AL 36532-2046
+1 251-929-7827
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 22: English reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found this restaurant by chance and were glad we did. Service was very good and the food was wonderful. Definitely worth a visit is you are in the mood for some good Mexican food.

Thank Kenny B
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

With Mariachi showing up every Monday night, Rick Bragg is not wrong to give El Mexicano a shout out in June's Southern Living. We who live in Fairhope know how excellent it is. The place is family run and they run it with love. They have the standards, but also a few special dishes that will stand up to anything... More 

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Salsa does not have cilantro, was served lukewarm with chips for free. Margaritas are average with premade mix. Standard American/Mexican fare.

Thank johnathanhogan
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to see locals. We eat here once a week. Friendly service with great food. Also big supporter of our local schools and little league programs.

Thank Roxanne W
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of my favorite places to eat dinner, lunch etc. Their food seems to be fresh. Prices are great and service is wonderful. I totally recommend this place.

Thank sprat311
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Our friends from Fairhope invited us to meet them for dinner at El Mexicano. They go here most Friday nights as do a lot of other locals. Very reasonable prices. Located in a strip mall, casual, not fancy, good service, standard Mexican menu. Our friends shared a chimichanga, I had a taco & enchilada combo and my wife had a... More 

Thank R2Fun
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The food was ok. Let's be honest, it's hard to mess up Mexican food, so I gave them a 2. The service was terrible! Our waitress was very unattentive, did not bring our meal, check on us, or do anything for her .31 tip I graciously left.

Thank Jeanine F
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

El Mexicano is nestled in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center and while it may not look attractive from the parking lot, it serves great food at a cheap price. One will notice that it is packed on Thursday - Saturday nights because of the young baseball players are taken there after a ball game when the parents don't feel like... More 

Thank Charles L
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Great Family owned and operated business! They are alway prompt and courteous! Food is always consistently hot and delicious. A variety of combinations to choose from and operated by one of the nicest families you could meet. Great Fairhope favorite where the locals go!

Thank ConsultantCMC
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Great food! and lime margaritas .. It's real Mexican. Ordered the chicken Fajitas was tender and not over cooked or loaded with onions or peppers.

Thank Angierusa

Been to El Mexicano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Baldwin Sq, Fairhope, AL 36532-2046
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-929-7827

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Mexicano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?