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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4704, Asheville hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914
+1 865-247-0391
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Maryville, Tennessee
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272 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way home we stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was here. Great service from our server and good environment for our toddler. When you're in east Knoxville, I highly suggest you visit.

Thank wmtip
Lebanon, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will start out by saying that the outside looked a little rough. There was very little parking. However, do not let that deter you from eating here! This was some of the best Mexican food that my husband and I have eaten! I had a steak & he had chicken. Both were excellent.

Thank Nicki M
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some of the best Mexican Food there is! Im from Phoenix, AZ and it compares to and even beats some of the best Mexican restaurants there! A real treat! Always cresh, delicious and amazing! I have never had a disappointing meal here! I love it and eat here as often as possible.

Thank Martin R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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284 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We arrived at 7:00 PM on a Saturday evening and noticed the parking lot was full. Surprisingly, we were seated right away. As soon as we sat down we were greeted with a basket of tortilla chips and salsa. I ordered the Carnita Meal with beans and rice. The Carnita (Pork) was shredded and swam in a flavorful sauce with... More 

Thank Douglas M
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome food.. 🤗 It is nice to have such a great restaurant close to our home with such a variety of delicious dishes n the staff is always nice. A 2nd location opened up in east towne n food is great there too but we like the atmosphere here a little better.

Thank Melissa K
Gainesville, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

When I moved up here, it took a while to find a Mexican Restaurant that's as good as the ones at home. Well, it took me a couple of months but I found one better than home. If I could eat here every day I probably would it's so good. Everything is yummy and food always comes out hot! All... More 

2 Thank Yana C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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284 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

When my wife suggested we have dinner at a Mexican Restaurant, I was worried that the food would be too heavy. I was wrong. As soon as we sat down a basket of home made tortilla chips and salsa appeared at out table. The chips were still warm and the salsa was spiced just right. For my meal I ordered... More 

Thank Douglas M
Stafford, Virginia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I actually started across the street at a well-known chain restaurant in the region that we used to call a greasy spoon experience growing up. However, I wanted to try it in TN. After five minutes of not being waited on, I got up and found Habaneros! It worked out very well. I should've pulled into their parking lot first.... More 

Thank Bob F
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The staff here will make you feel at home. And the home cooked meals help. The food is authentic and moderately prices. Try the Habaneros dip it is awesome. But then I have eaten here several times and never found anything that wasn't good.

Thank Terri T
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I alway stop here when in town. Tried the carnitas in green salsa. Best ever. So good I went back the next day and had it again. Service always good. This is a notch above the typical Mexican restaurant. Really good for the money.

Thank NashCrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4704, Asheville hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-247-0391
This is a nice little place, not much on glitz, but plenty of good food and cold beer. I've been here a few times and have had no problems. It's in east Knoxville which is sorely lacking good Mexican food. Give it a try.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?