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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
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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
Authentic Mexican food

This is our absolute favorite Mexican Restaurant. Not a fancy place, but the food is excellent and very reasonable. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Atascadero, California
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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is our absolute favorite Mexican Restaurant. Not a fancy place, but the food is excellent and very reasonable. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

...and we understand why. Excellent, fresh, authentic food. A couple vegetarians in our group and the staff were understanding and really helpful. As good as dinner and the salsa bar was, the desserts were heavenly.

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Such authentic and delicious food. The staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable. We love their salsa! The only down side is the interior. It's a bit dated and tacky. Plastic table clothes don't add to the atmosphere. But overall...give it a shot. We love doing lunch here.

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Morro Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family has eaten here many times in the past few years but tonights meal set the bar so high. I always order the same burrito no frills but tonight I ventured out of the box and ordered a Carnitas Sopes and a carne asada gordita. I have to say that this is the best meal I've had in years.... More 

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I had authentic tortas here and they were pleasantly SPICY and DELICIOUS! The restaurant is clean, has a fun Mexican ambiance, and wonderful staff!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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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
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5735 El Camino Real, Ste O, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?