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El Rey Mexican Restaurant

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3515 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-4720
+1 865-947-8568
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Powell, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We've been to El Ray several times. I would say it's a typical Mexican restaurant with the typically large menu. We've always had good meals here - nothing spectacular, but good. Service has also been consistently good. Atmosphere isn't great but it's fine for this type of restaurant. We will continue to patronize El Ray. I think most people would... More 

Thank Thomas M
Powell, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I get take-out often 2-3 times a month. The prices are good and the food is always excellent. The help is always great and I leave a tip on take-out.

Thank powers2b62
Powell, Tennessee
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We go there after church sometimes and always enjoy our food. Quick service and friendly servers. Pollo Bandido is my favorite!

Thank Totzie25
Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We go to El Rey's offen for lunch. Great chips & salsa, fast & friendly service not to mention great food.

Thank Teresa L
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Service was fast! Waiter was extremely friendly. Will be back for some more great food!

Thank DementedLady
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a great little mexican restaurant. The food is fresh and hot. The staff is very friendly. After eating a delicious meal, I went shopping at Antique Addiction Mall next door.

Thank tngal95
Powell, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very great place awesome food family atmosphere or even to go with friends I love going there and go there quite often and prices are great as well and always don't have a long wait

Thank Debbie C
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Their nachos al carbon are made with fried tortillas, grilled white meat chicken, beans and cheese dip!!! Sometimes all 3 of us get our own order. They are that YUMMY👍

Thank tnleigh08
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. I was hesitant about trying since it was tucked away in a strip mall, but you won't be disappointed. Great food and the entire family was happy with their orders.

1 Thank ethompso2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Wife and I have lived about 1/2 mile from restaurant for 4 yrs. w/o managing to eat there. Dined for first time about 1 week ago and very pleased - we will return and often. I had Chile Poblano and found it to be excellent - better than most. The seasoning on the batter was unusual but really made the... More 

Thank roenis513

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3515 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: +1 865-947-8568

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