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Posted: May 2, 2014 at 6 a.m.

Hunan Manor

hunanmanor.net

1147 Tahoe Place, Fayetteville(off Wedington Drive)

(479) 521-3883

11 a.m.-8:45 p.m., 6 days a week. Closed Tuesdays. Full menu plus extensive lunch buffet 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner buffet 5-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $5.95 and up. Dine-in or drive-thru. Chinese food (Szechuan and Hunan styles).

Hunan Manor

Specializing in dishes of the Hunan and Szechuan styles, the Fayetteville eatery has served fresh, authentic Chinese cuisine since 1991. The restaurant offers a large, modern dining room; a lunch and dinner buffet; and a drive-thru window.

Meals are prepared to order, served quickly and special requests, including steam cooking, light sauce or no MSG, are accommodated.

The lunch buffet is offered 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily for $6.95. The dinner buffet is available 5-8:30 p.m. daily for $7.95.

The buffet line offers 16 of the most popular dishes, including House Special Chicken, lemon chicken, General Tso's Chicken, beef and broccoli, and Mongolian pork. Side items include bacon-fried rice, stir-fried green beans, lo mein, egg rolls, fried wontons and soup.

The drive-thru lunch menu is limited to a dozen selections to make fast, fresh preparation. All lunch specials, served with an egg roll and fried rice, are $6.95 or less. Choices include sweet and sour chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Kung Pao chicken, beef with broccoli, pepper steak or shrimp with lobster sauce.

The full menu is available for dine-in or carry-out from open to close, except during 3-4 p.m. when the kitchen is closed. The restaurant is also closed on Tuesdays

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El Matador Mexican Grill & Bar

The latest endeavor by the family that owns La Huerta is El Matador Mexican Grill & Bar, off Wedington Drive in Fayetteville.

The casual diner serves authentic Mexican food, with a focus on freshly-prepared, made-from-scratch ingredients.

The menu features an entire page of lunch specials offered 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

House specialties include the Wedington Special with two, sliced flank steaks served with rice, cucumber salad and a chile relleno, which is a fresh poblano pepper stuffed with cheese, fried and topped with mole sauce.

There is a private party room that can seat 12-15 and a large outdoor patio that will host live music during the temperate months.

The bar offers spirits, bottled and draft beer, daiquiris, mojitos and wine. There are also daily drink specials.

Catering from full-service to drop-off orders are also available.

El Matador Mexican Grill & Bar

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1290 N. Steamboat Dr., Fayetteville

(off Wedington Drive, beside Comfort Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites by Hilton)

(479) 856-6950

Open 7 days a week. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun-Thur, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri-Sat. Authentic Mexican cuisine made fresh and from scratch daily. Lunch specials 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Weekly drink specials. Located one block northwest of Wedington Drive exit off Interstate 49 (formerly 540).

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 05/02/2014

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