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El Maguey

2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
+1 757-442-2900
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“churros” (2 reviews)
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2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The servers were very attentive! Food was very good. I recommend this place. We tried the fish cooked with vegetables.

Thank Outdoorsman1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Maguey is a great lunch or dinner spot. Wonderful Mexican food in generous sized portions. Friendly, fast service and great prices. A real bargain for the amount of food you get. Be sure to ask for the white sauce with your complimentary basket of...More

Thank nancyncharlie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love all the food here, but I really love the soup. It is so big and so filling. The service is good and you really get to meet a lot of nice people.

Thank 100colleen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of us out on the road for vacation. The atmosphere will not blow anyone away--tables and chairs are all unmatched, standard low-budget Mexican decor, no AC on a day when temps reached 100. But the food was quite good. They had an extensive menu...More

Thank Span_pro
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Driving from NJ to NC, we were hungry and decided to give this a shot. It made the trip! A+ service, delicious Mango Margarita, and very good Mex food. My husband is from California and loves Mexican. He is picky, and even he loved it....More

2  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Good service, good food, great margaritas. Def worth stopping for. Don't let the building fool you. It's busy for a reason. A local's favorite.

1  Thank aj d
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very welcoming and friendly staff. The menu had many options, it was hard to choose because it all looked good. The restaurant was clean, and they have a place to sit down and dine as well as a take out window. I saw many locals...More

2  Thank CR_in_the_US
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Always love to go here to eat. Another "come as you are" feel good place. The Margurita's are the very best anywhere. The food is the best Mexican food around here.

1  Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Locally owned and operated. Large selection. Great servings. Small and friendly. Worth the wait which does not take long. Great cocktails and excellent fried ice cream.

1  Thank theresacadams
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Yesterday I was with a party of 5 for lunch. The wait staff refused to seat us at the round table but put two different height tables together for us. The food was passable tex-mex at best. One other and I were on travel for...More

Thank Nanette T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2555 Lankford Hwy, Exmore, VA 23350
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Exmore
  • Phone Number: +1 757-442-2900
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