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El Rey Burrito Lounge

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1031 E Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-2144
+1 334-832-9688
16:00 - 22:00
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Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
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Montgomery, Alabama
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

El Rey is a great break from the traditional Mexican food place. They use many organic ingredients and the food is top notch. I love the enchilada platter and my wife prefers the quesadilla. The El Camino margarita is by far the best one in the city of Montgomery. They do not have a kids menu but our kids usually... More 

Thank Paul L
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here twice in our time in Montgomery. Great beer selection, and the street tacos are awesome.

Thank Dustin B
Montgomery, Alabama
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually had made our stops at several other "pub" type places and decided on one more drink, before home....I had not tried this close to home place, and my son suggested we stop. Loved loved loved the margaritas! I'll be back, I'll also be back when I'm hungry the menu looked amazing.

Thank sandradee50
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I want to like El Rey. I really do. The atmosphere is excellent: CalMex hipster chic. The food is decent, but uninspired: think your standard burrito. Prices are on the high side as mexican food goes, but the atmosphere and beer selection more than make up for it. Sadly, time after time after time, the service is a deal breaker.... More 

Thank DLAlabama
Montgomery, Alabama
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican joint in Old Cloverdale. Nice bar selection and incredible service for the area. Great place for a double-date.

Thank Mark N
Montgomery, Alabama
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We always have good experiences at El Rey's and this is one of our favorite places to take out of town guests. The food is very fresh, the service is good and the atmosphere is casual and fun.

Thank Lisahi17
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Inside is pretty dark so I suggest grabbing a table on the patio! Get the dip appetizer and prepare to enjoy some good ol Alabama Mexican food! Great place to go grab some good food with friends or family!

Thank Holly I
League City, Texas
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I had the Cali Burrito without cheese, which made it vegan. It was fantastic. Huge and fully of tasty veggie goodness. I wasn't too happy with the salsa and chips though. The salsa is little more and chopped tomatoes and was pretty bland. Difficult to find. The gps took us there, but they have no sign out front, so we... More 

Thank UncleGonzo
Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

El Rey is by far the safest bet for a good, healthy meal in this city. It is home made. It is consistent. The ingredients are pretty healthy. The atmosphere is informal and friendly. The clientele is always diverse; families, couples, singles, military, young, old and more. The wait staff is delightful, informal, yet professional. It is my absolute favorite... More 

1 Thank langanjordan
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went here with friends for a night out. Had to wait for a while but the food was very good. Not the cheapest Mexican food I have ever had.

Thank Graham M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 E Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-2144
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 334-832-9688

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