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El Pobre Mexican Restaurant

1605 S Main St, 6841 Cruso Rd - Canton, Waynesville, NC 28786-6821
+1 828-456-9557
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1605 S Main St, 6841 Cruso Rd - Canton, Waynesville, NC 28786-6821
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Was a fine authentic Mexican restaurant when it first opened near Canton. Moved first to Waynesville Plaza - just o.k. there - and just plain bad in the current location.

Thank Tom719
Reviewed 2 August 2017

First visit to the restaurant. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food very good and the salsa bar was a nice touch.

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

My sis and I loved our first visit to El Pobre! It will not be our last! Service was quick and friendly...server informed about the menu. Our fajitas were unusually tasty: can't define the exact difference but they were better than most fajitas I've had....More

Thank Travelers1094
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The fajitas were good. The other two dishes had by our party were good also. However the chille relleno was a poor option. The breading was too thick and they used white american cheese to top it. It was not very good don't order it...More

Thank car24jg
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As the title says, good food and good prices, however the service is hit or miss thus the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5.

Thank Cody L
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Tasty food served fast with a smile!! Plenty of it as well. Very good value. Order the cheese sauce on the side as otherwise it smothers everything (good tip for all Mexican restaurants).

Thank mark w
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in seated with no wait, and we quickly got chips salsa and the cheese we ordered. Meal was brought out super fast and everything was very good. Excellent service, clean, and excellent food as well.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant makes the best Mexican food in the area. They have a nice salsa bar for those that like a variety of heat in their salsa. Really good fried ice cream is worth the calories. Friendly staff.

Thank GrannyKaye
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here after a long day of hiking and driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We wanted Mexican food and searched online for places in Waynesville and this place popped up. It isn't big inside, but the service was great...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is our favorite restaurant for Sunday lunch after church. We often go in a large group and have ages 3-80. Everyone has their favorite, even the littles ones. You can't go wrong and the price is right! Sit in a booth if you can...More

Thank Jane K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1605 S Main St, 6841 Cruso Rd - Canton, Waynesville, NC 28786-6821
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-9557
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The best food un haywood county !!! Thank you for the support !!! Visiting our both location 1605 s main st,waynesville,nc28786 & 6841 cruso rd, canton,nc 28716
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