One of the best places to hang out in Ellijay is the El Rey Cantina. Located in our Mexican Restaurant in Ellijay, GA is our full service bar featuring some of the best tequila drinks this side of the border! The Cantina offers plenty of seating, plus plenty of t.v.’s including our big screen for non-stop sports action and movies. We also have a dance floor and professional sound and lighting system for live entertainment, weekly karaoke and more. If it’s tequila you are craving this is the place. We stock a large variety of top shelf tequila but we also have all of your favorite brands of liquor as well as imported and domestic draft and bottled beers. Smoking is allowed in the Cantina but we have smoke filters/fans located throughout the bar area to keep it tolerable for everyone else.
The prospect of drinking margaritas and Coronas while eating some great Mexican food always sounds good but did you know that you can actually combine a Corona and a margarita into one drink for an even more special treat? It’s called a Coronarita! Order yours today! Dance to your favorite songs or come on out and watch your favorite games and sporting events! Whether it’s soccer, football, Nascar, horse racing or mixed martial arts, the El Rey Cantina will do our best to get it on. We have 7 HD t.v.’s including our newest projection big screen located on the stage. Want a special treat? Order a shot of Don Julio Real Tequila. The pinnacle of highland agave, artfully aged for three to five years in American white-oak barrels, Don Julio Real Tequila is the crown jewel of the Tequila Don Julio portfolio. As one of the few Extra-Añejo tequilas available on the market today, Don Julio Real Tequila, has the distinction of being one of the first. With a taste that can only be described as exquisite, its rich aromas and incredibly smooth, sophisticated flavor, make this one-of-a-kind tequila the perfect choice when celebrating life’s most important moments. “Enticing vanilla flavors layered with caramel, chocolate and almond undertones FINISH Sweetly seductive with lingering vanilla impressions and a hint of oak for a warm, sensuous finish."
Did You Know? In rural Mexico, a cantina traditionally is a kind of bar frequented by males for drinking alcohol and eating botanas (appetizers). Some cantinas are also known for being places where people gather to play dominoes, cards or other table games. Cantinas can often be distinguished by signs that expressly prohibit entrance to women and minors, as opposed to a club, salon de bailar (dance hall), or salon de mariachi (typified by the Salon Tenampa, at the Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City) which are intended for socializing between the sexes. Also, some cantinas explicitly prohibit entrance to dogs and men in police or military uniform. Some of the traditional restrictions on entry to cantinas are beginning to fade away. However, in many areas it is still viewed as scandalous for proper ladies to be seen visiting a genuine cantina.