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El Monterrey Authentic Mexican

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531 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-1925
+1 423-266-6420
10:00 - 10:30
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Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 10:30
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

As with any family owned restaurant the menu items may be the same but the preparation and recipes can vary from restaurant to restaurant. I lived in Texas many years ago and enjoyed the variations in Mexican family recipes. El Monterrey seems to have gotten it right. The tastes and flavors are quite authentic. I have been a regular customer... More 

Thank Arthur J
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a disappointment. Certainly not authentic Mexican foods. The place looked clean, the furniture and decorations scream CHAIN restaurant. We stopped by for lunch and will not return. The complimentary chips and salsa were just okay and skimpy servings. The plates were hot but the food was NOT. $10 for 3 'enchilada's suiza that consisted of 3 corn wraps with... More 

Thank marykta
Signal Mountain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

lets start by saying I love mexican food but this is not good - way to much salt, cold draught from the ceiling made me really cold, service very bad - I'm sorry I was interrupting the waitress. Just a very unpleasant birthday meal - sorry

Thank Jules1804
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have been eating here for years. One thing I have notice is that the service has gone way down hill. Mostly one female server that I seem to always have. I can go the whole meal with no water refill bad attitude no smile just awful. I dont know if she has something personal against me or if she... More 

Thank Larry Jaason A
Whitwell, Tennessee
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

I eat here frequently and it is consistent. Good food and good service. I've never had a bad meal here and I highly recommend it.

Thank Todd S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We love the Molcajete! In fact, it is enough food that my husband, myself and our daughter all share! Steak, chicken, shrimp, chorizo, cactus, green onions all simmering together is so good!! We always think we may try something else but can't get past this dish....it is really that good. The restaurant is always clean and the wait staff and... More 

Thank Kristy F
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

This place is my favorite Mexican restaurant in town. Great top shelf margaritas and a very clean restaurant make this place a consistent favorite. My favorite dish is the Paradise Quesadilla which is a chicken, spinach and mushroom quesadilla. Much better and cleaner than Amigos!!

Thank wolfmajors
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

This is my possibly my favorite mexican restaurant in town. I've never ordered anything that disappointed me, although the chili relleno is my favorite dish. I prefer it with steak but the chicken is also great. When craving mexican food in chattanooga this is the only place to go for me.

Thank Jacob S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

I visited this restaurant with my family and i had their Guacamole Casero...Best I´ve ever tasted! Tacos al Pastor are great as well as their chipotle chicken..tasted great and not so spicy! Alex was a very nice server and very polite as well...I highly recommend it and we will definitely be back!!!

Thank liliancg11
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by since we like to try all the different Mexican food places nearby and we weren't disappointed. I got an enchilada, burrito and taco combo. It was absolutely delicious! The meat was not dry like some other places and the sauce was perfect! My husband got the enchiladas suizas and enjoyed them very much. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-6420

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