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Max' Mexican Eatery

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802 US Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602-5032
+1 828-322-6147
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Hickory, North Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yuck. Filthy. Food not so good. Its an old restaurant that is trying to succeed. I really think it is closed now.

Thank Doreen C
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love the white sauce on my burito bravo with grilled chicken And the fried tortilla with honey for dessert hold the cool whip The staff is always on it They always welcome us back and know our favorite spot to sit It great on a budget and the sofas are really tasty. More so than others. Most have their... More 

Thank Wormy W
Portsmouth, Virginia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by a friendly but toothless caucasion waitress, who YELLED "Ya'll have a seat" as we walked in to a restaurant with only 1 other table of 4 occupied. A quick look at the menu was our first indication that this was definitely more American than Mexican. The salsa tasted like a blend of canned diced tomatoes and... More 

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,153 reviews
1,147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Maybe the only Mexican eatery I have visited with an all gringo staff. Food is ok and prices are very good. Service, on my visit, was poor. Decor is eye candy.

Thank 4bird1
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Terrible doesn't do the food justice at Max's. We recently ate supper at Max's. There was six people in our group and everyone ordered something different. No one was pleased at all with the food. We ordered the cheese dip as a starter and that too was not very good. I can honestly say this is probably some of the... More 

Thank jhoyle51
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Alisa has been there for 4 years Always gives great service Food is priced affordable I always end with a dessert I had the smothered steak strips today - they were amazing

Thank Wormy W
North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

The last few times we've been here the food has been mediocre at best. Just not good. Salsa is out of a jar and the sour cream is horrible. Lots of authentic Mexican restaurants around here, if Mexican is what you want then go to one of those.

Thank embutterfly75
Hickory, North Carolina
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

The food described on the menu did not match the end product. I ordered the nopal very disappointed. No real Mexican ingredients. It wasn't bad overall but now I know. The waitress was friendly. But I won't be back

Thank anomous
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

For me there is something about the red sauce they put over their dishes. To me it taste like the sauce is Chef Boy Arde cans. The meat quality seemed fatty. The overall restaurant is small and cramped. It wasn't dirty, just small.

Thank julie8143
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

This place is staggeringly bad. The salsa is clearly either Sysco brand or some store brand crap, zero flavor- basically a can of Campbell's tomato soup. I paid $9 for a terrible chimichanga that had MAYBE 1/3 lb of chicken in it, and some cheese- no onions, peppers, beans, rice... anything. Came out 30 minutes after I ordered it, crushed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 US Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602-5032
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-6147

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