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El Maguey Voted Top 10 Mexican Restaurantstop 10 restautants

Arthur Hurlburt
Arthur Hurlburt
00:21 05 Oct 21
Best Mexican restaurant in Bowling Green. I typically get the fajitas but I recently tried their nachos. Well, those... are delicious. Very tasty.read more
Sarah Ashley
Sarah Ashley
10:36 05 Sep 21
Best Mexican shrimp cocktail I've ever had! Wide variety of margarita flavors to choose from. I had a delicious frozen... hibiscus with a sugar rim 😋read more
Marie McDermott
Marie McDermott
18:02 02 Sep 21
Best Mexican Food ever!!!! Traveling with my grand daughter so we decided to take a break and best decision ever. Our... server Alyssa was fantastic. She was there helping out from Indiana. Under NEW Management and you could tell. Clean, great service and great food!! Thank you Alyssa, Crystal and Ramiro!read more
Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski
18:57 14 Aug 21
Been here twice. I was in good company, so I forgot pictures. Fajitas and monster burrito were great. Service is awesome
Ronny Watkins
Ronny Watkins
02:43 30 Jul 21
Only gave a star because you can’t give less. Walked in and it was 10 minutes before I was offered a table for just me... in an empty dining area. Then was told it would be a 15-20 minute wait for a seat… in an EMPTY DINING ROOM. Waited another 30 minutes and still hadn’t been even seated. Not to mention that they don’t even mop the floors…my shoes stuck to the floor and I had to pull them off of said floor by hand because they were stuck.read more
Stacy Gilliam
Stacy Gilliam
04:03 19 Jul 21
On our way home to north Carolina and was staying at a hotel near by. They were under staffed like everyone else. They... did a great job and food was great. People need to get back to work! Make sure you tip well ☺️read more
MB's MK
MB's MK
22:00 15 Jul 21
We are visiting Bowling Green this week and decided to eat here since it was close to our hotel. What a wonderful... surprise!! Food was delicious (black bean quesadilla was the best I have ever had), service was excellent (my boys think our server Hailey is 😎) and the prices were reasonable. Everything was fresh and so tasty! I would highly recommend this place. We will be back again this week!read more
Inna Bezhenar
Inna Bezhenar
00:01 24 Jun 21
Service is always flawless no matter how large our party. We had about 10 of us this time everyone’s food was right and... came out together. Very satisfied with the quality of everything.read more
Michael Steidl
Michael Steidl
15:58 28 May 21
It was okay. Went on a Saturday night. While it was not too busy, the service was slow. Took awhile to get our order... and compared to other mex restaurants longer to get food. The margaritas was basically the margaritas mix with little tequila. The staff were nice and polite but the food fell a little flat.read more
Jared Mann
Jared Mann
03:30 13 May 21
I love this restaurant, I really do, but the waitress we had, Jenny, was awful. It was almost something out of Waiting,... if you've ever seen that movie. A minor confusion over the greens in a salad led to her intentionally avoiding our table and putting something absolutely rancid in the next bottle of salsa we ordered (it tasted like a garbage disposal). After delivering said salsa, she had a coworker tell us she would no longer be able to serve us due to "a hurt finger". Thankfully, it didn't keep her from serving other tables. There was no effort to replace the salsa, and the manager (I believe) said it tasted just fine, which I find to be dumbfounding. When you open a business, it's your baby, and I know it must be a nightmare for an owner to find that someone you hired is potentially hurting your baby's reputation. I hope they either coach Jenny so that she can perform her job better or find someone else that better represents this wonderful business' standards and vision.read more
Ryan Sciamanna
Ryan Sciamanna
21:24 01 May 21
Our service was pretty good minus our server not knowing the menu or what had been 86'd, which was a lot of their menu... items and drinks, but that's probably because COVID-19...at least their dining room was open!!! Would have got 5-stars if the food was better, my suggestion is to raise their prices slightly and buy higher quality ingredients or hire a bettee chef to run their kitchen. Just trying to help!!read more
Krista Wanko
Krista Wanko
19:14 12 Apr 21
Excellent service and extremely family friendly! We stopped here randomly on a trip from Florida back to Indiana. Our... server was accommodating and let us sit outside on the patio even though it was cold. Our children ran around and Spilled sodas outside and they were still kind and welcoming to us, simply brought more soda with a knowing smile. The food was awesome, quick & the menu was huge. The margaritas were delicious and cheap! Will definitely be back on our way through 🙂 SUPER clean bathrooms too!read more
Jim Peterson
Jim Peterson
18:14 08 Apr 21
Maybe they were understaffed but when we got there, they said it would be a ten minute wait. After a couple minutes,... they sat us then got us drinks. The giant carafes of soft drinks eliminated a lot of refills, but then they forgot about us. It took about 20 minutes for us to place our order. We were anxious to get home so the wait seemed long. The salsa had a strange sour taste to it. My wife hated it. I thought it was odd, but I was hungry. The meals were good. I had a chili relleno topped with shrimp and imitation crab. But they were grilled which made them tasty. We were there a total of 65 minutes total after scarfing the food down. It would have made for a pleasant Sunday dinner experience, but we were in a little more of a hurry which is coloring my review.read more
Allison Wall
Allison Wall
19:43 28 Mar 21
Usually come here about once a week but don’t think I will be back for awhile. Service is very poor and food quality is... going down. It’s sad when you have to stand up at the counter just to get your bill so you can pay and leave. Need to hire more or better helpread more
Jim Peterson
Jim Peterson
19:07 10 Mar 21
Maybe they were understaffed but when we got there, they said it would be a ten minute wait. After a couple minutes,... they sat us then got us drinks. The giant carafes of soft drinks eliminated a lot of refills, but then they forgot about us. It took about 20 minutes for us to place our order. We were anxious to get home so the wait seemed long. The salsa had a strange sour taste to it. My wife hated it. I thought it was odd, but I was hungry. The meals were good. I had a chili relleno topped with shrimp and imitation crab. But they were grilled which made them tasty. We were there a total of 65 minutes total after scarfing the food down. It would have made for a pleasant Sunday dinner experience, but we were in a little more of a hurry which is coloring my review.read more
CassieD Sm
CassieD Sm
08:22 09 Mar 21
On our way to Atlanta, we had a pitstop in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We were driving for several hours and we were... starved! We passed by several restaurants but we had a taste for Mexican food and took a chance on El Maguey! Boy did we make the right decision! The staff was super nice and service was quick. Also the bathrooms were super clean which is a sign to me that the place is clean, which it was. We dined in. I had the El Pastor tacos which were so delicious! Now to be fair, this was my first time having El Pastor tacos, so I don’t have any other restaurants to compare them to, however I believe that people who have had the El Pastor tacos will agree with me that these were delicious. If you are ever in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area, I would recommend visiting El Maguey Mexican restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great too!read more
Tammy Gilbert
Tammy Gilbert
22:12 28 Feb 21
I had a really good Monster Burrito & Margarita. Reasonably priced & friendly service.
Karen Adair
Karen Adair
00:09 24 Feb 21
So not good at all! None if it! The worst Mexican food I ever tasted. Don't waste your time.
Raina Romano
Raina Romano
01:29 21 Feb 21
I love the drinks, food is decent, and good atmosphere. A bit of a problem communicating but I love this place!
Lily
Lily
23:49 19 Feb 21
The food was delicious, hot, and cooked perfectly. The waitress was fast and very friendly. And the dining area is... decorated so beautifully. I love the wooden features. The chairs looked rustic. Everything in here made me wish I was good at decorating lolread more
Nick Eaton
Nick Eaton
03:04 07 Feb 21
Food is excellent and more authentic than the "other" guys all over Bowling Green. 5 stars for food. Servers have been... either great or not- no in between and it's a 50/50 shot. Ordering ahead due to COVID had resolved that problem, but be aware that service is not always customer friendly.read more
Bradley Crawley
Bradley Crawley
22:06 19 Nov 20
Story time! I'm a traveling contractor and I was in Bowling Green for the last 3 months. I stayed in the Quality Inn at... 4646 scottsville road. I was lucky enough to have this restaurant in the same parking lot as my hotel. As a Mexican restaurant connoisseur I tend to stop at a lot of them. This one is fantastic. The food is always great but what kept me coming back was the service. MARIANNA! That's the name I asked for every time I walked through the door. Everyone there was pleasant. Everyone served me perfectly but Marianna was over the top in every aspect. From the delicious margaritas she made me to remembering I liked extra hot salsa that she brought me without request. She was above awesome. So to the restaurant keep up the great work and great food. To Marianna thank you so much for making me feel so welcome here. Thank you for the great service and serving the wonderful food. I'll be stopping here at every opportunity throughout my travels. I'm looking forward to a return visit and that chips and salsa! OMG the best!read more
David Williams
David Williams
11:44 17 Nov 20
Came for a quick meal... stayed for hours due to their amazing tatchos/nachos/ cold beer! Staff was very friendly and... attentive, seating was spaced out enough for even the most frightened covid patient... great time and good food!read more
joseph parker
joseph parker
18:45 27 Sep 20
My wife loves eating here good strong drinks
Pam Lehan
Pam Lehan
00:43 22 Sep 20
The fajita nachos , street corn, $1.99 margaritas and churros were delicious! Prices were very reasonable and the... staff helpful and friendly. We highly recommend!read more
Mark Galbraith
Mark Galbraith
02:59 21 Sep 20
Traveling through Bowling Green KY and hit this restaurant up. Good food in good portions. I recommend getting a bowl... of their queso as you snack on chips and salsa as they prepare your food. Service was quick and quality.read more
Thomas Graspo
Thomas Graspo
12:48 16 Sep 20
Great Tacos. That's all I had.
Debra Arcus
Debra Arcus
14:51 15 Sep 20
Awesome place. Menu is amazing, 5 pages. Food is fresh and new ideas, drinks kill. Monday is 1.99 margarita day!! Come,... you'll be thrilled!!read more
Papamac
Papamac
23:46 04 Sep 20
Staff is friendly. Food is excellent. Restaurant was tidy & we enjoyed our dining experience.
Julia Razor
Julia Razor
23:52 03 Sep 20
Mariana & Chuy are the best servers out there! Love coming there and seeing them.
Corey Tester
Corey Tester
15:14 03 Sep 20
First time customer recently. Met up with a friend and had a blast. Staff was exceptional, food was as good as my... friend hyped it up to be. To top it off there was live music... highly recommend! Unfortunately did not get a picture of the outdoor dining.read more
zena brown
zena brown
01:46 02 Sep 20
This place is amazing food is great, flavor is on point. I havent been able to horcheta in ANY restaurant until I came... here. This is place you wanna come to if you want some Mexican. Our server Mariana was amazing had some great laughs with her and was super friendly. I couldn't ask for anymore then to come here.read more
Tom Stevens
Tom Stevens
22:44 27 Aug 20
Delicious salsa. Great chicken fajitas! The shredded chicken in the chimichanga was a little dry and it could have used... more cheese sauce. Great staff!read more
Naomi Armendariz
Naomi Armendariz
18:06 27 Aug 20
It was very good, but the flavors are more tex-mex compared to some of the other franchises that we've tried. The wait... staff was very friendly, and the outdoor seating was comfortable. We would stop her again on our way through Bowling Green.read more
Kaitlyn Barnett
Kaitlyn Barnett
01:53 16 Aug 20
This is the best Mexican restaurant in Bowling Green. Best service, extremely friendly, very satisfied with this... restaurant the only Mexican restaurant I will go to in Bowling Green.read more
Maria Carmen Mayo
Maria Carmen Mayo
00:47 16 Aug 20
Mariana was our waitress and she treated us with the best hospitality and have the best service ever. Best dining... experienceread more
Jay Hospital
Jay Hospital
17:39 04 Aug 20
Service was great! Mariana was our waitress, super friendly. Food was awesome. Burrito Loco, Shrimp Quesadilla and... Chimichanga all excellent. We were passing through on our way to Tennessee, We will definitely stop here again on our next trip.read more
John Johnson
John Johnson
03:35 10 Jul 20
Got the speedy Gonzalez. Menu said 5.99. Bill was 14. All I got was the food and a coke. No alcohol. Won't go back
Matt Britt
Matt Britt
16:58 07 Jul 20
Only getting a ding because the service tends to be slow and inconsistent. The food pretty good, so if you're stopping... in off the interstate and want some Mexican, I don't think you'll be disappointed. They often really good daily specials, so be sure to ask them what their specials are. Often will include things like 99 cent margs. I personally recommend getting the Pollo Azteca. Decent margaritas. Decent salsa.read more
Jennifer Nolan
Jennifer Nolan
00:48 29 Jun 20
Highly recommended! I am vegan and eat no oil as well. They were very accommodating. The vegetarian fajitas had a lot... of flavor without being too salty.read more
L nolan
L nolan
00:27 29 Jun 20
My wife and I were very impressed. Me being from southern New Mexico, I'm pretty picky with my Mexican food. The food... here is on point! Great food and staff. Will definitely return.read more
Megan Perry
Megan Perry
22:53 15 Jun 20
The food was great! We had a FANTASTIC server! Hailey was amazing and so attentive! I live in Indiana but I pass... through often and I’ll definitely stop back in!read more
wireman elect
wireman elect
22:03 31 May 20
My waitress was exceptionally great. Rachel I believe was her name; made the experience great! I ordered the octopus... and it was awesome. All in one. The experience was a great one. Good job!read more
Julie Sanderson
Julie Sanderson
19:18 15 Mar 20
Nice place, good food and great service!!
Timothy Alexander
Timothy Alexander
17:13 02 Mar 20
It was an excellent choice for our lunch! I have managed restaurants for a number of years and my position, (though I... desire the ENTIRE dining experience to be enjoyable!), is that I'll overlook mediocre food for great service but, the best food ever is worthless to me with bad service. The gentleman that took care of our service, Lucas, took the time to talk for a bit, see if we needed anything several times, and constantly returned asking us if the FOOD WAS TO OUR LIKING! I know some out there may think of restaurant employees as menial individuals just "settling" for a job but, check this out: where would any of them EAT EVERYDAY if no one were employed there? Btw, only 4 stars because NO ONE is perfect!☺read more
Chad Clay
Chad Clay
23:39 24 Feb 20
The food was delicious and there was plenty on my plate. The service was good. The staff was friendly and... accommodating. The atmosphere was positive and inviting. The waitress was on top of my refill and very familiar with the product. The drink container was so large I only needed one refill and I couldn't finish it all. I even got a discount for staying at the attached hotel. All in all, it was well worth the money and I certainly will return.read more
Michael Starling
Michael Starling
19:26 04 Feb 20
Love coming here. Out of all the Mexican restaurant options in BG this is the one we always wind up coming back to.... The food is on point and the margaritas are the best.read more
Emily Karl
Emily Karl
23:58 26 Dec 19
Mariana really took care of my boyfriend and I when we came for a post Christmas meal. I have multiple food allergies... which can often make servers crazy, but Mariana was so understanding and helpful. She helped us to figure out an incredible meal that was SO satisfying. Not only was she friendly and the food tasty, but also the restaurant had great decor. We will be back when we are in town.read more
Dakota Hamilton
Dakota Hamilton
02:35 04 May 19
Service was great and fast. They were very understanding of are specific order requests. Everyone was very friendly and... the food was outstanding and tasted very traditional. Definitely would recommend this place for authentic Mexican food.read more
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Davis
14:08 03 Jul 18
Great flavorful food!! I did a double take the food was at the table so fast. Our order was relayed to the kitchen in... real time with the device our waiter had that could also process our payment. Awesome staff, thanks for an excellent dinner experienceread more
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"I love this place. Best Mexican food I've had any where outside of Mexico. Great food, cheap drinks, and the people are great. Definitely recommend it for everyone. I will be back for sure."

"The freshest, tastiest and most authentic Mexican food in Bowling Green, Kentucky..!" 

"From Alaska to Tennessee this is hands down the best food ever! The sizzling fajitas are my all time favorite dish. If you stop in for a drink I totally recommend the margarita sangria !"

We are only 1-minute from Highway i65, Junction 22,

Heading south, by Comfort Inn…

 

4700 Scottsville Rd,

Bowling Green, Ky

42104