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El Rey Mexican Restaurant

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3515 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-4720
+1 865-947-8568
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to El Rey's offen for lunch. Great chips & salsa, fast & friendly service not to mention great food.

Thank talong1966
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Service was fast! Waiter was extremely friendly. Will be back for some more great food!

Thank DementedLady
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a great little mexican restaurant. The food is fresh and hot. The staff is very friendly. After eating a delicious meal, I went shopping at Antique Addiction Mall next door.

Thank tngal95
Powell, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very great place awesome food family atmosphere or even to go with friends I love going there and go there quite often and prices are great as well and always don't have a long wait

Thank Debbie C
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Their nachos al carbon are made with fried tortillas, grilled white meat chicken, beans and cheese dip!!! Sometimes all 3 of us get our own order. They are that YUMMY👍

Thank tnleigh08
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. I was hesitant about trying since it was tucked away in a strip mall, but you won't be disappointed. Great food and the entire family was happy with their orders.

1 Thank ethompso2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Wife and I have lived about 1/2 mile from restaurant for 4 yrs. w/o managing to eat there. Dined for first time about 1 week ago and very pleased - we will return and often. I had Chile Poblano and found it to be excellent - better than most. The seasoning on the batter was unusual but really made the... More 

Thank roenis513
Knoxville, Tennessee
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370 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had been to 3 other restaurants looking for fajitas, well I found them here at ElRay's, this was some of the best around, come on out and give it a try. It's kind of hard to find, but well worth looking for it, great food, great service..

Thank Mark C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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264 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Hard to find location. Tucked back in the corner of the old Food City shopping center in Powell. It's worth looking for. Great service and the food was very very good!!!

Thank wade c
Powell, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

They have the best Mexican food I have ever tried. I eat there every chance I get. I like to take family and friends to enjoy the experience.

Thank pkirk3055

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3515 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: +1 865-947-8568

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