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EL Metate

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5922 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343-4699
10:00 - 22:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family eats here at least once a week and we are always greeted by smiling, friendly staff and the wonderful manager, Omar. The food is always delivered to the table promptly and the drinks are always cold. Keep up the good work!

Thank Victoria U
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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228 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here at least once a week. Always consistently good. Improved cooking times when crowded has helped alot. Good service. Getting more native English speakers.

Thank Phil C
Hixson, Tennessee
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A great lunch experience, good service , friendly staff, food prepared as ordered, and priced weel for what was ordered.

Thank aamj4321
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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141 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great chorizo tacos and cheese dip. Friendly staff. Will likely return again if I visit the area. Not too many restaurants to choose from out here.

Thank Abconnor2
Hixson, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Food is just OK. Have had carnitas on several occasions and there is not a lot of consistency with the quality. Service is good.

Thank charlieh273
New Market, Tennessee
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Ordered food by phone at 9:20pm. Food ready by 9:29. This is the best part. Glad I checked the bag for utensils, because i would have gotten to the hotel with nothing. I bit into the chips, and they were ice cold. I thought, "Well, OK....". I ordered Chicken Chimichanga. It, TOO, was ice cold. The only thing WARM was... More 

Thank Samof1969
Hixson, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

There are 2 locations of El Metate and I've visited both and have never been disappointed. The Hixson location has a great patio that can be enjoyed while you're dining. The food and drinks have always been what I expected and the service is exceptional.

Thank Tammie R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The food here is wonderful the service is too the only thing is i wish they would sit couples in the darker room it is more secluded and romantic but the tamale plate with 4 different tamales is amazing and the chalupa is great too do go here ut us yummy

Thank Larry Jaason A
Vero Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I've eaten in many Mexican restaurants all over the U. S. Some really good. Some not so good. El Metate? Not so good... Started out asking for ice water with lots of lemon. Two pieces doesn't constitute a lot. Had to ask for more. The chips and salsa ? Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Ordered the steak burrito. Extra sour cream. Comes... More 

Thank HiRadDrifter
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We visit about 1 time a week, and have NEVER had a bad meal. Always consistent and great food. We have tried 3 of the locations and same great food always. Sit down food, fast and friendly staff.

Thank Morganjw1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5922 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343-4699
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Hixson
  • Phone Number: 4238421400

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