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El Compadre

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5735 El Camino Real, Ste O, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350
805-466-0460
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Mexican worth the visit

Returning from Paso Robles we wanted to find some authentic Mexican (sadly we don’t get much authentic stuff in Australia) and so driving back through Atascadero google provided the perfect lunch venue in El Compadre. A family run business, we were warmly welcomed and encouraged to make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
SigriddeC
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Returning from Paso Robles we wanted to find some authentic Mexican (sadly we don’t get much authentic stuff in Australia) and so driving back through Atascadero google provided the perfect lunch venue in El Compadre. A family run business, we were warmly welcomed and encouraged to make ourselves at home with the self-serve salsa and sauces bar to go with... More 

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Atascadero, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been going there since moving here four years ago. Have tried others but were always disappointed in comparison. We've tried about everything on the menu and have been happy with everything. If you like great Mexican food, you must try El Compadre

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Atascadero, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I eat here a few times a month and it is the best Mexican food in the area. Everything is super fresh, the salsas are tasty and the service is always friendly. Its like eating at a friend's house. The Halibut tacos are superb. They have a smoky salsa that is addicting. I love Sopes, which is a corn meal/masa... More 

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Atascadero, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We eat here at least twice a month. I love the fish tacos and their fiesta chicken salad. Their standard fare is always tastey, if you are really hungry try the El Compadre burrito. .. wet!

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Central Coast, Ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Don't go anywhere else. This is the best!! Excellent prices, excellent food! Been going there for years and have NEVER had a bad meal.

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Templeton, California, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

El Compadre has some of the better Mexican food in northern San Luis Obispo County. The traditional Mexican tacos are good, which consist of two small corn tortillas with whatever meat, chicken or seafood one desires. I like the shrimp Diablo (spicy shrimp.) My son who is a burrito aficionado likes their burritos. There are a variety of choices of... More 

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Grove City, PA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Pretty good, make guacamole at the table. Had the spicy shrimp diablo and enjoyed. Staff friendly. Pretty busy place, near movie theater so I am sure it is packed before and after showings. Would go back, Decent value for money, not great.

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I had high expectations based on the reviews I read, but although the staff was friendly, there weren't enough of them. Tables and floor were dirty and the food was okay, but not memorable.

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Atascadero, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Service was with a smile. Food was not piping hot. It was ok. BUT.... it took 25 minutes to get a fried ice cream. Does it really take that long? Very disappointed about that but waited since it was for my granddaughter. Will probably not go there again.

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Atascadero
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you want great Mexican food and service with a smile, this is the place to go. We have never had anything we didn't like. The shrimp tacos are delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5735 El Camino Real, Ste O, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Atascadero
  • Phone Number: 805-466-0460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?