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El Mezcal

118 N Forest Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5106
+1 865-558-6416
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
29 Jul 2017
“Bad. No real Mexican here ”
16 Apr 2017
“Fair Service, Poor Food”
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
118 N Forest Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5106
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

If you are coming for Mole, tamales, carnitas go someplace else. What we had was very greasy and too spicy. I think you'd be safe with Fajitas and tostadas. Ladies bathroom was filthy.

Thank Stampdad1
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I ate here for dinner after returning to Knoxville for the weekend to visit friends. I had never tried El Mezcal before so decided to stop by. The food is fairly bland. I always considered it difficult to do Mexican food poorly but I was...More

Thank Meowy
Reviewed 31 October 2016

There isn't anything special about this place. They have all the familiar dishes you find at typical Mexican Restaurants. The service is was average. The prices are average to decent. I wasn't impressed with the House Margarita either. Doubt I return, I'm sure Knoxville has...More

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I went here for lunch on a Saturday. We had food poisoning from out visit. It was the worst food poisoning I have ever had! I would not recommend it, service was terrible as well.

Thank JandCB2013
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Go here a lot for Sunday lunch simply because it's convenient. But boy it's the choice of mucho gringos then, week after week. I like the calamari tacos. Other popular dishes include chile relleno taco with beans, Mexican rice and guac, plus grilled pork fajitas...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 15 January 2016

While traveling on New Year's Day, we planned to stop at our favorite Knoxville Mexican restaurant for lunch but, it was closed. We happened to spot this restaurant while driving down Kingston Pike and decided to give it a try. We were both very glad...More

Thank gemcityer
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This place is pretty close to where I live so I really wanted this place to be good. I've given it multiple chances and overall it's just okay. I think they are known for their drink specials and more affordable menu. The food isn't bad-it's...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Not much to look at from the outside, but this little neighborhood favorite is always packed with hungry guests! They have daily food and drink specials. Their salsa is delicious. I especially like their Burrito Mexicano. It is filled with pulled pork and grilled veggies,...More

Thank TravelDiva001
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Service great and Food very tasty....great tortilla soup and salsa. many great authentic entrées to choose from!!! Nacho Combinations are plentiful. ....Recommend trying!!!

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I tried El Mezcal for the first time yesterday with my fiance and his sister. The inside of the restaurant seemed clean and the decor was fun and interesting. The waitress took our order promptly, but seemed to slack off after the order was taken....More

Thank TNTraveler2003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 N Forest Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5106
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-558-6416
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