Reviews of El Olmeca (Restaurant)

25598 Main St, Ardmore, TN 38449

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At this moment the firm receives a score of 4.4 stars over 5 and this rating is based on 485 reviews.

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This Restaurant belongs to the category of Mexican restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF El Olmeca IN Alabama

The producer

Very good

Alexandra Seago

The food was delicious! They were also very fast with their service.

Deborah pellem

One of my favorites!

Melissa Robertson

Great food. And the service was . Now serve margaritas...yay!!

Kelsey Wallace

Staff was super friendly and quick for a walk in carryout order and we are from of town. Food was cold but we had a farther drive home. Food was good

Tracy Thornton

Food was great except cheap tortillas. Waitress took my plate before I was finished.!!! Other than that We really enjoyed it.

Tom Harper

Traditional Tex-Mex, but prepared really well and delicious. Fast, efficient and friendly service on this Saturday afternoon. Always enjoy going here and having a really good meal no matter what I order.

Ashley Batt

Good Mexican food, the lunch buffet has more American food than Mexican food.

Cristobal Contreras

Great food and service

Joel Ranshaw

Above average Mexican. Restaurant is clean, and has an old country feel. I will go back when in the area for sure!

Heather Roberts

Amazing food and service!

Greg Schuller

Always good

Joann Loader

The shrimp chimichanga was excellent. Fast and friendly service. This is a clean establishment

Floyd Adams

Nice and clean. Plenty of room. Great service. Had nacho supreme with chicken which was good.Wife had taco salad which she said was good.

Fee Johnson

Amazingly delicious food for a great price. I highly recommend anyone to go and try their meals.

Virginia Harrison

Let's all you can eat run out of food doesn't put out good food like beef patties and gravey won't be back I order the buffet was nasty

Sherri Custred

Good service, less than average food. Fajitas didn't come out sizzling. Quesadilla was soggy and uncut.

Kaye Hess

Food was good & service exceptional.

Christopher Moore

Good food for price

Jonny Superman

Never been disappointed here always great

Jeff McMunn

Great food and service. Wonderful buffet.

Joyce Allen

Excellent food and service

Ralph Fiscus

I have been a customer since they opened. The buffet is great for the price offers more than just Tex Mex. But you will find the best stuff on the menu. This is Piña El Olmeca. Grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, and pineapples, in a pineapple.

josh stephens

Menu has a good selection and tastes good. Buffet has mostly americanized food. Not a good Mexican buffet.

Sue Pitts

Great Salsa and chips along with very good food.

ashley stevenson

12/20/2018..came here tonight and the service was horrible! The server took my order and didn’t say anything else to me! He came back to drop my ticket off..never asked “is the food okay?” “Do you need a refill?”. I get to the front to pay and (I’m assuming she was the owner/manager) I was asked “how was everything?”, I replied “the food was good!” and she says “what about the service?” and I said..”I didn’t get any” ...and instead of her apologizing, she said “umph”...she gave me my receipt and told me to “have a nice night”. I’ll stick to Las Trojas!

reckneck dipper

That’s the best Mexican restaurant ever I would eat there everyday if I could and friendly people

Danik Sh

Nice restaurant :)

Tinymarth K

Great Mexican food! Worth pulling off the highway for sure.

Robert Andrews

Great Sunday Lunch Buffet

Michelle Emens

Food here is delish! I order from the menu, but my husband loves their buffet. Wait staff is friendly and accommodating and the Margaritas on the rocks are tasty! The woman was on her phone the whole time we were paying our bill, which is rude and unacceptable to me, but overall a clean, friendly, yummy place!

Miguel Canseco

Good food but service no good

tina malone

Ok place to eat


I absolutely love this restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance. This is the best Mexican restaurant in both Tennessee and Northern Alabama.

Nathan Eskew

Always great, best Mexican buffet for lunchtime

Trent Ray

Great food and great service here.

Russell Ralston

Great food good service

Matthew Brown

Great food and salsa was really good. If you're a seafood fan I recommend the seafood fajitas.

Reach Medic

It has fallen a long way sunce it opened. The last time we went there service was poor, food had been on the buffet for a while and was not good and the table and silverware were both dirty. We have not been back. It use to be good but not lately.

Emilee J

So disappointed. Food is usually good but it wasnt great this time. Also the one taking my to go order got it wrong and then tried to say I didn’t order what was missing. This would be a better review if the employee did not argue when I called to fix the problem. We also left this girl a tip she didn’t deserve.

Christine Summers

Great food. We tried something new for 2 and it was fabulous!

Miranda Cottrell

Service is great. Always in and out of there in under an hour. Food is amazing!!

Joshua Hill

Always a solid option from Mexican food and more than worth the drive to Ardmore. We pass three other Mexican restaurants to get there. Good service and nice people. Food is always fresh and of good quality. Also, the price is very affordable. Good kids menu too -- for the picky little ones.

Nickolas Grassel

A good buffet for lunch time.

Toni Helums

Love this mexican restaurant, one of my favs!!!

Sally Morrison

As usual fantastic food, great value and great service


Buffet is the BEST...lunch times!

James Blackwood

Quick service and good food.

Sheila Patterson

It was great food, good price, service could have been a little better, felt a little rushed. All you need is jalapeno dip with your chips and Salas. We will be back. Fajitas olmeca, yummy.

Elaine Tucker

Great food and excellent service!

Nena Hill

Super busy on Sunday

Mark Tenney

Usually always get seated promptly and the staff is very professional and friendly. Very large menu so there should be no problem finding something you like. Food is usually always served quickly and is always delicious. Drink menu would be the only downfall if your looking for an adult beverage other than beer.

Maira Perez

Good service, large selection and fast. My food was a little bland but my boyfriend loved his dish.

Richard Potvin

Amazing food and great service despite us having a full table and the fact that they were swamped on a Sunday night.

Jack Brown

The food and service are very good.

Monika Laws

Great food , great service

Rebecca Baisden

Always great service and amazing food. I love their sweet tea.


Wonderful food, curteous, attentive staff. Slightly over-priced but worth it.

Bai Bai

Food is pretty good but the staff ive noticed breaks alot and stays on their phones.

Wichien Choosilp

Lunch buffet is good with reasonable price.

Lee Chadwick

Not attentive enough. You have to ask for refills

Travis Locke

Great place to eat.

Jay Moreno

Food is ok but service is slow n sometimes they don't get your order right

Becky Scroggins

Nice place friendly staff and great food and drinks are off the chain

Kenneth Vincent

The food was served hot and in acceptable timwere frame. Average prices on menu, disappointed they were out of Coke a Cola.

Charlie Henderson

Good tacos sometimes

Darren Brazier

I have been eating there since they opened many years ago. The family also owns and operated "El Paso" on hey 53 in Toney, AL

James Stanford

It was good i Really like it

Janet Dixon

The best cheese dip and we love the lunch buffet on Sunday.Good food and service.

Michael Turner

Best Mexican around. Always compare others to this one. Most don't even compare.

J. Gardner

Decent food and tea and good service.

Bettina Cassanello

Good food, wonderful service and beautiful location.


Authentic Mexican food. Good quality, great price.

Bill Edgil

Great food a great service

Joseph Miley

Beef taco salad tastes like dog food. Other stuff was good though.

Jimmy Nichols

Food is good!! Staff is friendly, one of the hidden gems of Mexican restaurants!!

Thomas Castor

Fast delivery and good food.

Ashley King

Best chicken fajita taco salad ever!

Adam Rhinehart

Recently discovered the burrito California, and it's the best burrito on the menu. Simple, few ingredients, but so good. Hit or miss lunch buffet though.

Tonya Guthrie

This used to be our favorite place but it has disappointed the last 3-4 times. Last night we got sat and ordered. And waited. And waited. And waited. After 30 mins oyr waiter comes and says the kitchen is behind and it'd be another 25 mins on our food. We finally got our food and my youngest son always orders a kids quesadilla with shredded chicken and rice. They gave him an adult entree and said sorry they dont do a kids Q with chicken. (They have for the 3 years we've been ordering it) I got a taco salad with chicken and no shell. I couldn't eat it bc it was floating in water and the tomato was bad. In the pic, that is not cheese you see floating, it's water. When my husband went to pay the 2 ladies argued and wouldnt charge for kid's meal but did take off the taco salad. But they were rude and acted as if nothing was wrong. We'll find a new favorite.

Robert Callis

Good food, almost always crowded but wait times are brief.

Justin Johnson

Food is always great here

Cody Hamm

Great food good service

Bradley Craig

Clean and very good

Sharon Fowler

Food was good. Service was fast. We got there too late for the lunch buffet, but looked like was many great choices.

Tamara Rector

excellent service and the food is always hot, fresh and delicious!!

Gary Foxworthy

This was my first time at El Olmeca and won't be my last. Totally outstanding in every way possible. Amazing decorations, super clean restroom, outstanding food on the buffet. Simply Wow!!

Elizabeth Ewing

My friend took me here for lunch after we ran some errands. We both got the Lunch Buffet and it was EXCELLENT! There were SO MANY items to choose from! I got the fajitas “filler” - without the tortillas - and it was FABULOUS! EVERYTHING looked good but one plate of food filled me up! It was a great deal! The server was very attentive and nice! I will be back! Thank you!

Edie Heatherly

The one in Ardmore is great, recently went tho the one in Madison. Same great food and service

Donna Wilson

Great food and friendly service

Viemma Hargrove

Friendly service.

Ron Barnes

Good food, good service, good portions. Little bit higher than other Mexican restaurants I've been to.

Richard Goshen

Hands down great everything. Atmosphere, customer service, decor and food are 5 star. Always satisfied and food is always consistent. Plus a killer lunch buffet.

Donald Steele

Very good food!

Ryan Mixon

Good, hot, fresh food on the buffet. Friendly and welcoming staff. The 4 of us were in and out in less than half an hour for $40. Treat yourself, don't cheat yourself

bunni baby

Was ok i think they changed owners because its not the same.

James Powell

Wow! The service and the food was absolutely fantastic. Glad we had to make a detour.

LockDown_ Fishing

Good food and great service

Brian Cressman

Good food good atmosphere

Pam Burrows

The food was delicious. They seat and serve you fast and professionally. The only problem was I was charged for two iced teas and we both had water. I told the cashier and she fixed it quickly. She apologized for the trouble very graciously. I will go back to this restaurant.

Linda Baugus

Great food, great service and didn't mind that my friend and I sat talking for 2 hours after our meal

brittany woodward

I love food with some flavor and when I go to a Mexican restaurant I expect it to be all in my face. The chicken was so plain it tasted like the boiled it and sat it on my plate. The staff wasn't all that pleasant either but the chips and dip were awesome


always had great food! friendly service too

Pamela McBroom

Quick service. Good food. Good prices.

Louise Pajak

G rest food. Service great and friendly. Recommend

raptor hunter 05

Love their food

Jason Williams

All-you-can-eat buffet very good place to eat

Terry Kilpatrick

Food was excellent. Always is, come give them a chance.

Norm Chastain

Food decent. Tea weak. Service seemed slow. Cashier never said "thank you".

Jimmie Calvin

Phenomenal service and food

Susan Slagle

Great Mexican food, good buffet...

Tamika Base

We tried this place on a whim as we were passing through town yesterday, the first day of our first vacation as a family. The food was the most bland Mexican food I've ever had (kids' quesadilla had American cheese in it and the rice looked and tasted like it was repurposed from the local Chinese restaurant), but the margarita I tried had a chemical taste to it and no alcohol that I could tell. My husband said the men's room floor was covered in pee. The best part was yet to come...after our dinner (mediocre service, but not terrible) our server, Ricky, brought the bill and said we could pay up front. We were juggling some feisty toddlers so we asked if we could give it to him to take. He enthusiastically agreed. He took our card, brought it back, we tipped and left. El Olmeca was the ONLY stop we made in the entire state of Tennessee. Yet a few hours later we received a ping from my credit card's fraud detection department. There was a suspicious charge made around midnight not far away from the restaurant, was it us? No, we were in our hotel room in Alabama. So now we get to close our credit card because it's been compromised, figure out how to navigate our entire vacation without it and spend a bunch of time updating any recurring payments that referenced the card. We have no proof that he is to blame, but the chances that this was a coincidence are extremely slim. Thanks, Ricky! You really made our vacation special!

leigh mccurry Fierro

Love this place good prices and good food

Kristina Frazier

My hide out when im free from kids.. Love it. Also good place to bring kids but tonight its time for margaritas ....

James Willcox

We stopped here while traveling along I-65 and had a great time. Food and service were both wonderful.

ruth sulk

Excellent food and service , spotless restaurant .

Sarah Potvin

Delicious food, awesome staff

Nick Myers

Great place to eat, great lunch buffet

Ben Parrott

Great food at a reasonable price. Service is always fast and friendly.

katrina allen

Made my friend sick to his stomach all night

Gen Connell

Delicious food and good service every time. The buffet is always good too

Dawn Murph

Best Mexican food around! Locally owned and operated by a great family! You cannot beat their lunch buffet!

Katrina Hargrove

One of my favorite restaurants! Usually always good service and food but coulda had better service the last time. The waiter was an older lady and wouldn't let us order our food how we wanted to so we had to order it different from the way we was trying to which also costs us a lot more money than what it had to.

Mike Liechty

First Mexican buffet I've ever been to that had no taco shells, taco salad shells, fajita wraps, cheese etc. Went here several months ago and ordered off the menu and it was pretty bad. So I heard they had a buffet and decided to give them another chance. They won't get another.

Doss Rainey

Good food, reasonable prices, large selection.

Brooke 055

The food is very good, they have a great buffet!

John Griffin

Very good Me ivan cuisine. Salsa and chips were great.

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