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El Olmeca

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Mexican, Southwestern
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6966 Highway 431 S, Should Be Listed In Owens Crossroads As The City, Huntsville, AL 35763-9228
+1 256-539-6477
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Huntsville, Alabama
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just about our fav Mexican place in town. The chile rellenos are excellent but the buffet is very nice. It's a lunch buffet including Sunday's which is when we eat there. Many nice options and it can actually be done on a diet. We especially like the chicken breast and fajita meat over a bed of lettuce. Guacamole is wonderful.... More 

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Thank cindyannsmith
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been here now three times and the food is always delicious. The chips are fresh and the salsa is perfect, not too hot, not too sweet. There's plenty of parking and lots of seating. I haven't had to wait to be seated. Authentic Mexican food.

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Thank Cristi G
Huntsville, Alabama
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

They have the best chicken fajita salad in town. And the best chile relleno too! Well worth the trip into Hampton cove to eat here. Good chips. Good salsa. Always a treat. They also have a nice Sunday buffet.

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Thank cindyannsmith
Northern Alabama
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been visiting this establishment for years and I always leave satisfied. Just a good restaurant run by good people serving good food.

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Thank xterrable
Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is not the best Mexican food in town, but it is a great family place, very friendly service, and a good value. I like going here because they can seat a large party quickly and they have a wide selection. I recommend El Olmeca's shrimp burrito, so good!

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Thank Christian V
Tallahassee, Florida
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This restaurant is on our route to our campground we are staying in, and for the last couple weeks we have noticed how busy they are. So a few nights ago we decided to try it. We ordered the Fajitas for two, and we were not disappointed. Not only was the food delicious, but the portion was so large that... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Huntsville, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We have had at least 12 different dishes there and we have never been disappointed. The Shrimp cocktail is awesome, The Margaritas are refreshing, The atmosphere includes dining in the bar area, on the patio, or in the family and friends friendly indoor portion of the facility or even dining for two in the side dining room. The staff is... More 

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Thank JTFrench1000
Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We ate here on our trip and it was very good Anda great value. Would highly recommend if you like mexican.

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Thank mmurray414
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Good Mexican food in a colorful atmosphere! This restaurant was in close proximity to the Hampton Inn where we were staying and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail where we were losing our golf balls!

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Thank Tom C
Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We have loved this place since it opened. Best margaritas, great food, friendly atmosphere. Anytime our out of town family visit, all ask to go here at least one night.

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Thank Connie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6966 Highway 431 S, Should Be Listed In Owens Crossroads As The City, Huntsville, AL 35763-9228
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-539-6477

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