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

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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
Really tasty!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Atascadero, California
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Atascadero, California
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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53 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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Valencia Province, Spain
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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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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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Additional Information about El Compadre

Address: 5735 El Camino Real, Ste O, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350
Phone Number: 805-466-0460
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Atascadero
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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?