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El Mexicano

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195 Baldwin Sq, Fairhope, AL 36532-2046
+1 251-929-7827
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
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17:00 - 22:15
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Foley, Alabama
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very clean restaurant. The food was very good, and the service was just as good. Our food came out very quickly. Portions are huge and reasonably priced. Huge basket of chips came with meal.

Thank Steve And Joy M
Fairhope, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food is good but not all the time. Sometimes its not fresh. One time the server forgot to put ice on my juice and forgot to bring me some tortilla for my carne asado. The service is ok.They have a good Taquitos. Good prices.

Thank ChinitoAmigo316
Crestview, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

If you like fajitas, try this restaurant out! Lot of locals eat here. Ask for hamburguesa. He will be glad to help!

Thank Trey P
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found this restaurant by chance and were glad we did. Service was very good and the food was wonderful. Definitely worth a visit is you are in the mood for some good Mexican food.

Thank Kenny B
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

With Mariachi showing up every Monday night, Rick Bragg is not wrong to give El Mexicano a shout out in June's Southern Living. We who live in Fairhope know how excellent it is. The place is family run and they run it with love. They have the standards, but also a few special dishes that will stand up to anything... More 

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Salsa does not have cilantro, was served lukewarm with chips for free. Margaritas are average with premade mix. Standard American/Mexican fare.

Thank johnathanhogan
Fairhope, Alabama
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to see locals. We eat here once a week. Friendly service with great food. Also big supporter of our local schools and little league programs.

Thank Roxanne W
Fairhope, Alabama
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of my favorite places to eat dinner, lunch etc. Their food seems to be fresh. Prices are great and service is wonderful. I totally recommend this place.

Thank sprat311
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Our friends from Fairhope invited us to meet them for dinner at El Mexicano. They go here most Friday nights as do a lot of other locals. Very reasonable prices. Located in a strip mall, casual, not fancy, good service, standard Mexican menu. Our friends shared a chimichanga, I had a taco & enchilada combo and my wife had a... More 

Thank R2Fun
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The food was ok. Let's be honest, it's hard to mess up Mexican food, so I gave them a 2. The service was terrible! Our waitress was very unattentive, did not bring our meal, check on us, or do anything for her .31 tip I graciously left.

Thank Jeanine F

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Baldwin Sq, Fairhope, AL 36532-2046
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-929-7827

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