El Real Mexican Grill

1475 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville
(678) 682-8291

Recent Reviews

Mark S.

I found myself in the Kroger parking lot off of GA20 at Ridge Rd In lawrenceville needing to find a place for lunch. I had been to El Real years ago with friends but it wasn't close enough to be in my regular rotation of places to eat. I'm SO glad I stopped in. The menu was more diverse than most Mexican restaurants and the food was fantastic. Service was friendly and efficient. I had the Chile Poblanos Rellenos with Beef and savored every bite.This is now at the top of my list for Mexican food, even if it is a few miles farther away.

Linda Toops

One can never count on the quality and taste of their food OR drinks. We went Saturday night, the food...two different menu items was tasteless the Texas frozen margarita tasted like rubbing alcohol smells. Sad because the time before the food and drinks were great.

Pam P

We have eaten here for many years and it keeps going down. If you order online it’s wrong or if you call it’s wrong. They fight you on it and make it your fault for them getting it wrong. The people that were great and regulars quit due to the manager being rude. We used to love it there and eat multiple times a week. Now it’s poor service and rude attitudes for their mistakes. It’s plain and mediocre.


I've patroned this restaurant for many years and for the most part, have had nothing but great service. However, today was the exception. My cousin and I went today around 1, and honestly, I'm not sure I'll be returning. We sat in the bar area and despite walking by us several times, the young bartender/waiter ( Louis, I think) did not acknowledge us. I tried to get his attention to ask for water. He was very abrupt and dismissive, saying that he couldn't do it right now, so we asked if he could get us someone who could. It seemed as if they were short staffed and I understand that, but the fact that he didn't even acknowledge us and then seemed to have an attitude when we finally got his attention, is totally unacceptable. We left and went to Monterrey.

Khusbu Patel

Friendly staff, good food, kind waiters and waitresses, reasonable pricing, good proportions. Would definitely revisit!

william Wallice

We've been coming here for the past 10 years. The food and service are always great.

Loretta Lynn Maher

The food is always great. The staff is friendly

Marc and Laurie Lewis

Our waiter the last two times we have been there has been great.

Michelle Johnson-Rosen

We have been here 1/2 dozen times now and have been satisfied each and everytime! EL REAL es muy buenos!

Jenna B.

El Real is my favorite local restaurant and we have been going there regularly since they opened. So many menu options to choose from. The Molcajetes Real is probably my favorite dish. Some of my other top choices are the 3 Way Dip & Queso Real appetizers, Fish Tacos, Chicken Soup, Fajitas Real, Camarones Real, and the Special Rice that was recently added to the menu. The Realita Margarita made fresh is excellent. I cannot say enough positive things about the staff. They are wonderful people and treat you like family.

Danny Boswell

Great food and service & price is always excellent.

Viry Carrasco

Have been here many times and it does not disappoint! Love their margaritas..

Sharan Pierson

Great food and Awesome staff!!

Adrienne Carr

Love this place! Great food and margaritas. I tried the sangarita this time. So good! I had two.

Tina Lofton

Great food and good service.Taco Tuesday is awesome but order in a timely fashion as when it gets busy, it's hard to flag downpour server.

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