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El Mezcal

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402 Perkins Rd., Memphis, TN
+1 901-761-7710
11:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

By far The Best Mexican food I have had in Memphis! Went here on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised. We got the small top shelf pitcher in mango flavor which was strong and tasted great. We also got the California burrito and shrimp and fish plate(couldn't tell you the Mexican pronunciation). The shrimp and fish plate was buttery... More 

Thank jhowar32
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359 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After this place made a local list, we decided to check it out for lunch. The portions and prices are fine, but any way you slice it, this is an average tex mex chain and not authentic or even good Mexican cuisine. Ok for cheap eats, but don't expect "best Mexican" food.

Thank SymnCwl
Cordova, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

el Mezcal is run by two brothers and they serve Mexican food that tastes very balanced and a kind of " home- like" food that is well,- made , served perfectly and is just plain comforting food. The atmosphere ,while being very Hispanic , is very comfortable and easy to visit with each other . Mexican beer is perfect with... More 

Thank Patrick L
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I have had pleasant experiences at this location as well as visits where little went right. There seems to be high turnover of staff, which is a large part of the problem. The wait staff can be either excellent, or completely and totally, 100%, clueless. On my last visit, my order was wrong, and the waitress looked at me like... More 

Thank LeslieMelmphis
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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221 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We ate there Sunday evening and it was busy but not full. We were waited on very soon and got our drinks and chips quickly. I ordered carne assada, my wife a steak nachos, and son a chimichanga. We got our food in good time and every thing was good but not the best we have had. They have a... More 

Thank Mike L
Cordova, Tennessee
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Two couples went for dinner to the El Mezcal on Stage Rd., Memphis, Saturday night. We had excellent service, good food and a relaxed atmosphere. We love El Mezcal.

Thank Jnbliving
United States
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Came here around 2pm after the lunch rush. The menu looks promising but the portions are small and you really don't get what you pay for. Our waitress was friendly so I'll give them that. We also waited an inordinate amount of time to pay at the front of the restaurant. I realize they were not busy at this time... More 

Thank Kyle_in_rure
Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

El Mezcal, and specifically this location, used to be a favorite of my wife and me. We had not been there in awhile, and went for dinner a few nights ago. We were very disappointed and sad that it seems to have declined, at least in our experience. First of all, they have installed very bright lights in the ceiling.... More 

Thank Michael C
Memphis, Tennessee
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We arrived as soon as they opened and got a very sweet server. The cheese dip was yummy but a basic enchilada and taco were very bland. It was as if the meat had zero seasoning at all. I had been here once before and it was really good. Maybe I just caught them at an off time?? However, I... More 

Thank ladyluck7_11
United States
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Food here is consistently good. They have a typical menu and service is always friendly. To be honest I think the downtown location has more flavor, but if you're in the area and craving Mexican, this is a good place to stop.

Thank Kyle_in_rure

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Perkins Rd., Memphis, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-761-7710

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