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El Maguey

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2201 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2205
+1 816-232-5601
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Really busy on a Friday night but we were seated quickly, served quickly and the food came out pronto! I loved the menu range and the quality was very good. No wonder it was busy and deservedly so if our experience is the norm.

Thank BlueHeeler777
Ocala, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at me at El Maguey ever since they opened. I moved away, but when I'm in town I always try to stop and eat. The food was good as always when I was there this time, Service wasn't as good. I ran out of tea. Never did get a refill.

Thank chemicaldude
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a very good lunch at El Maguey and I chose the three sauce Banderos burrito. It was stuffed with goodies including beef, chicken and pork. Too much to eat but very good. The chips and salsa were good but nothing special. The salsa was hot and flavorful but the chips were thick and not to my liking. Cheers

Thank Gary C
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

There's an excellent menu with many choices for any mood of Mexican food. We tend to get the enchiladas. Complimentary chips & good salsa are automatically provided. This is a very good clean Mexican restaurant with a really decent a la carte menu included, so any extras you want like one taco or enchilada or tamal, or sour cream or... More 

1 Thank lilliejl
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The food and service is excellent. The food is made fresh and is super fast. I have been here several times and try something new each time and have yet to find something I don't like!

Thank Jason N
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Starts with excellent salsa and chips. Newer menu has quite a variety of burritos and other Mexican dinners. Never had a bad meal there in all the years we have been going. Food come quickly after ordered. Been to many El Magueys in MO and KS... Would recommend all, but this is one of the best!

Thank Djpoll
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Food was just okay. Had fajita nachos and it was dry. Very little cheese. No yummy soggy cheesy chips were found on my plate:( Bathroom was dirty and resturant in general is old, run down and dirty.

Thank Mctravelin4ever
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The restaurant was packed when my wife, son and I arrived for a late Saturday lunch, which we took as a good sign. We were actually scouting this place out, as its owners are opening up a new location soon in our town of Maryville, and we wanted a preview of what we could expect. We were promptly seated and... More 

Thank Steven C
Princeton, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Great atmosphere, food and service! We go eat here when we are in town. It is the best mexi fair in St. Joseph.

Thank knorr2016
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We eat here about once a month. The Pollo Cancun is great! Never had a bad meal. The service is also good. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank Doug S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-232-5601

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