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El Sazon Mexicano Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
+1 865-681-8100
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Maryville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere here is as in most Mexican restaurants, charmingly authentic and pleasant. The wait staff was excellent, friendly but not overbearing. The food was very tasty although the rice was so dry I wondered if it was left over from the previous night.

Thank Judiar4
Sevierville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the premium Mexican restaurant to go to in the Alcoa area. The atmosphere, food, and wait staff made it an enjoyable visit. When we have friends or family in town, this is the place to go.

Thank ferguson1809
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320 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have sampled a lot of Mexican restaurants in our area and in our opinion this one has the best salsa around. We've been eating here (and in their previous location a few blocks away that was damaged in a fire) for well over ten years. Service is good and the food is of good quality and seasoned nicely.

Thank Smkymtntroutman
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This place has good food, not great it's true American Mexican food they have great drinks but their wait staff is always horrible and very unattentive

Thank bigghoggy
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Salsa was good, chips are hearty. This restaurant offers more than just the typical Mexican fare. For example, they offer an avocado stuffed with your choice of chicken, steak, or shrimp. It was nice to try something different.

Thank Blynky324
Maryville, Tennessee
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

El Sazon has been around a while and many would claim it as their favorite Mexican restaurant. We recently went to El Sazon with some friends who held that opinion. Having lived for 13 years in New Mexico, my wife and I have different standards for what qualifies as good Mexican food. The food at El Sazon is not bad,... More 

Thank Mbhnm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with a 3 people, and our server was Tasha. Terrible service!! We waited 10 minutes to even get greeted then waited 15 minutes for our margaritas. We asked for waters and never got them. Then sat empty for drinks because we never saw her again. So I went inside and she was posted up at the side... More 

Thank Alyssa C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Got a steak (Steak Mexicano) to go--This was the worst "steak" I've ever eaten--All grizzle--unbelievable grizzle! and bone-- tasteless! If I dined in, would send it back--but as "to-go," who has the energy to drive back?! Maybe that's why they served me this stinky meat. Rather than grilled peppers & onions on top--it was big time onions & onions--no peppers... More 

Thank Carrotqueen214
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We've tried them all, and Blount County is blessed with great Mexican restaurants. None beat this one, plus this place is large enough to get you seated and served quickly. Try the Pollo a la Parilla.

Thank 1trueVolfan
Appalachian Foothills
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Typical Mexican fare with an atmosphere significantly above that of the surrounding fast food restaurants. Food was good, as was the service. And the "top-shelf" margarita may not have had top-shelf tequila, but it was tastier than the pre-mixed margaritas often found.

Thank FLnative88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2650 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: +1 865-681-8100

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