El Maguey

★★★★☆
  • 7014 Chippewa St

    Saint Louis, MO 63119

    Cross street: at River des Peres Blvd

    Map & Directions
  • 314-832-3632

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I agree with Koritz. It used to be a really fun place, with good strong margaritas and excellent service. The food is nothing special, but we always enjoy it. I went with a few co-workers for lunch a while back, and we were ignored the whole time, the food was not as good as usual, and the overall experience was a bit "dumpy." I've also noticed the margaritas aren't what they used to be. A little on the strong side is a good thing, as the flavor is better. Now they just taste like watered down margarita mix.

My wife and I have been many times over the years, and we have also noticed the sharp decline in the past year. I think we've been there once only in 2009, which shows how we're starting to feel about that location.

I hope they get it back together.

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I agree with Koritz. It used to be a really fun place, with good strong margaritas and excellent service. The food is nothing special, but we always enjoy it. I went with a few co-workers for lunch a while back, and we were ignored the whole time, the food was not as good as usual, and the overall experience was a bit "dumpy." I've also noticed the margaritas aren't what they used to be. A little on the strong side is a good thing, as the flavor is better. Now they just taste like watered down margarita mix.

My wife and I have been many times over the years, and we have also noticed the sharp decline in the past year. I think we've been there once only in 2009, which shows how we're starting to feel about that location.

I hope they get it back together.

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January 30, 2010

Since my last review I have visted El Maguey on Chippewa 3 different times with at least a week apart.

They have changed back to the old way of taking care of replenishing Salsa & Chips and refills on drinks.

I found myself never out of anything. And now anyone who sees that you need something brings it right over, a team effort so it seems.

No inaccurate orders. Everything was just as it was ordered.

I am hopeful they realized what they were doing wasn't working and have gone back to the old traditional way of service and food excellence!

We'll see. But for now, much improvement!

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★★★★★

January 30, 2010

Since my last review I have visted El Maguey on Chippewa 3 different times with at least a week apart.

They have changed back to the old way of taking care of replenishing Salsa & Chips and refills on drinks.

I found myself never out of anything. And now anyone who sees that you need something brings it right over, a team effort so it seems.

No inaccurate orders. Everything was just as it was ordered.

I am hopeful they realized what they were doing wasn't working and have gone back to the old traditional way of service and food excellence!

We'll see. But for now, much improvement!

Pros: They Have Improved and the Service is Much Better

Cons: No Cons during my last 3 visits

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El Mauey is really good. My family loves mexican food anyway and we try to get a taste of different ones and this place is on the top of the list! We go to the chippewa location and they have great service there! Try it out!

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★★★★☆

El Mauey is really good. My family loves mexican food anyway and we try to get a taste of different ones and this place is on the top of the list! We go to the chippewa location and they have great service there! Try it out!

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My Family and I often eat there at least 2 times a month. They do have it sorta sectioned off for smoking but not really. Its a small restaurant, and if you go on hot nights you could be waiting a very long time. They only have a few high chairs and booster seats so if there are a lot of kids already there good chances are you wont be receiving one. The prices are great and affordable which is the main reason we keep coming back, that and the wonderful cheese dip!

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★★★★☆

My Family and I often eat there at least 2 times a month. They do have it sorta sectioned off for smoking but not really. Its a small restaurant, and if you go on hot nights you could be waiting a very long time. They only have a few high chairs and booster seats so if there are a lot of kids already there good chances are you wont be receiving one. The prices are great and affordable which is the main reason we keep coming back, that and the wonderful cheese dip!

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I have been going to El Maguey since I was a baby.. starting out at the one in Columbia, MO and now various ones in St. Louis, especially the Chippewa one. My family and I have always loved it. Their food is great, and we've never had bad service. They have larger portions and are very fast. Even in large groups, we've never had to wait more than 20 minutes. Which is considerablly less then anywhere else we have tried to eat.
Their prices are also very reasonable. My mom and I can go for lunch OR dinner (with sodas, tax, and tip included) and spend no more than $20-25.

I recommend it if you enjoy good food, nice people, and a fun enviorment.

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★★★★★

I have been going to El Maguey since I was a baby.. starting out at the one in Columbia, MO and now various ones in St. Louis, especially the Chippewa one. My family and I have always loved it. Their food is great, and we've never had bad service. They have larger portions and are very fast. Even in large groups, we've never had to wait more than 20 minutes. Which is considerablly less then anywhere else we have tried to eat.
Their prices are also very reasonable. My mom and I can go for lunch OR dinner (with sodas, tax, and tip included) and spend no more than $20-25.

I recommend it if you enjoy good food, nice people, and a fun enviorment.

Pros: Food, Price, Service

Cons: Small

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I thought this place was gross. I grew in up in a small town where "hole in the wall" type places is mostly what you get. But this place was just dirty. And beyond run down. Although the food wasn't horrible, I was almost too disgusted to eat. And I'm not a clean freak. The table was clean, but food bits and pieces littered the floors, our booth was from 1970 and looked like it hadn't been cleaned since then. Maybe its a local spot some enjoy but I don't think I can stomach to go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought this place was gross. I grew in up in a small town where "hole in the wall" type places is mostly what you get. But this place was just dirty. And beyond run down. Although the food wasn't horrible, I was almost too disgusted to eat. And I'm not a clean freak. The table was clean, but food bits and pieces littered the floors, our booth was from 1970 and looked like it hadn't been cleaned since then. Maybe its a local spot some enjoy but I don't think I can stomach to go back!

Pros: you get what you pay for

Cons: dirty!

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I have been to many different resturants including these so-called mexican ones. I've also been to a few different el magueys. being in the business i know what to expect, i hope. lets start with the wait for a table.
no space, you stand right next to someone eating, litterally 1-2 feet away from a table.thats acceptable, I guess.NOT!!! service was terriffic, staff was friendly but the food was terrible, fajitas that are mostly onion and tough as leather what really got me was the enciladas the sauce taste just like it came form a jar of ragu, that italian , not mexican. After those very strong and good margaritas who could tell. If you go, dont order the enchaladas or the fajitas.You'll never ever see me there again, EVER!!!!! I would rather have taco bell, and thats sad.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to many different resturants including these so-called mexican ones. I've also been to a few different el magueys. being in the business i know what to expect, i hope. lets start with the wait for a table.
no space, you stand right next to someone eating, litterally 1-2 feet away from a table.thats acceptable, I guess.NOT!!! service was terriffic, staff was friendly but the food was terrible, fajitas that are mostly onion and tough as leather what really got me was the enciladas the sauce taste just like it came form a jar of ragu, that italian , not mexican. After those very strong and good margaritas who could tell. If you go, dont order the enchaladas or the fajitas.You'll never ever see me there again, EVER!!!!! I would rather have taco bell, and thats sad.

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El Maguey has really great authentic mexican food. The atmoshpere can be a bit hectic at times and they always have spanish music videos playing. The chips and salsa are so yummy. They have smoking and non smoking areas. I would highly recommend. They accomodate for children with highchairs.

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★★★★★

El Maguey has really great authentic mexican food. The atmoshpere can be a bit hectic at times and they always have spanish music videos playing. The chips and salsa are so yummy. They have smoking and non smoking areas. I would highly recommend. They accomodate for children with highchairs.

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My husband and I go to El Maguey at least once a week for dinner. We can both eat until we are totally full for around $25 and that is with a margarita each! The waiters are really nice and the menu has a lot to offer, including steaks and chicken dishes. Friday nights there will be a wait, but it is totally worth it!!

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★★★★★

My husband and I go to El Maguey at least once a week for dinner. We can both eat until we are totally full for around $25 and that is with a margarita each! The waiters are really nice and the menu has a lot to offer, including steaks and chicken dishes. Friday nights there will be a wait, but it is totally worth it!!

Pros: cheap food, fast service

Cons: busy on friday nights

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Born and raised in texas, I searched all over St. Louis in search for some comperable mexican food. Though i found some tasty restaurants none seemed to really compare to the mexican food back home. However, El Maguey is not only the best mexican resaturant in St. Louis but their Fajitas could probably rival those of most restaurants in Texas. In addition to the fajitas for one being enough for at least two meals, the margaritas are delicious. If you are up for it you can buy a "monster margarita" which will be more than enough for you to be able to convince whoever you are with to drive you home.

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★★★★★

Born and raised in texas, I searched all over St. Louis in search for some comperable mexican food. Though i found some tasty restaurants none seemed to really compare to the mexican food back home. However, El Maguey is not only the best mexican resaturant in St. Louis but their Fajitas could probably rival those of most restaurants in Texas. In addition to the fajitas for one being enough for at least two meals, the margaritas are delicious. If you are up for it you can buy a "monster margarita" which will be more than enough for you to be able to convince whoever you are with to drive you home.

Pros: Inexpensive

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The Fajitas Especial el Maguey is wonderful, with beef, chicken, shrimp and chorizo sausage. And the iron skillet is packed with meat, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Order some extra pico de gallo relish and eat for two from the "uno persona" platter.
The Concord Plaza location was remodeled in the past 12-18 months and has a wonderful ambience.

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★★★★★

The Fajitas Especial el Maguey is wonderful, with beef, chicken, shrimp and chorizo sausage. And the iron skillet is packed with meat, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Order some extra pico de gallo relish and eat for two from the "uno persona" platter.
The Concord Plaza location was remodeled in the past 12-18 months and has a wonderful ambience.

Pros: taste, value

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This is some of the best Mexican food around, and you definitely don't go home hungry. The price is one that can't be beat, either..

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★★★★★

This is some of the best Mexican food around, and you definitely don't go home hungry. The price is one that can't be beat, either..

Pros: Great taste, lots of food, inexpensive

Cons: crowded, small

 

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