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El Jardin

22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 532-1291
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Ranked #2 of 8 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Nov 3, 2013
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21 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Lochcarron, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Mexican cuisine is not my normal choice, although OK for my friend, but with limited options in the town it seemed there was no real choice. However, with a bit of guidance from the staff they were able to modify items to provide something that was suitable for me, as a result I had a most excellent and enjoyable meal.... More

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Livermore, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We didn't have much to choose from in the way of restaurants in Columbia, but Mexican sounded good so we went to El Jardin. We eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants so we know a good one from a bad one. The service was excellent -- attentive, friendly staff. The lights above the booths were a bit too bright... More

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Columbia, Tuolumne, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My family and I eat at El Jardins more than we want to admit. The cooks (Carlos & Honswa) make the food the way we like it. We've made friends with the staff over the years and enjoy the special treatment.

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Alamo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The food was delicious. The portions are generous. The staff was very friendly and quick. The only thing was the presence of a fly, but I guess it flew in when the door opened, otherwise 5 star.

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Menlo Park, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

After three days of "authentic" Gold Country meals, atmosphere and prices, our family (2 Adults & 3 small Children) needed a place to relax and recharge. El Jargin was the perfect spot. The staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating & the food was fresh, very well presented and a bargain - especially the "Kid's Meals". The atmosphere... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Granted, there are not a whole lot of options for food in Columbia. We were hoping for margaritas so headed over to El Jardin after a day spent exploring the countryside and swimming. Unfortunately they do not have a liquor license for hard alcohol, only wine and beer. So cerveza it was. The prices are very reasonable for the gigantic... More

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Brentwood, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great service and good food. Reasonable prices. Had 18 in our group and we were all served promptly. We did have to split our group up into 3 tables to accomodate the seating arrangements of restaurant but this was not a problem.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Right beside the historic buildings lies this Mexican Restaurant. Food was tasty. Awesome guacamole. Good Service.

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San Carlos, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My wife and I stopped at El Jardin for lunch, and we were very happy. We enjoyed a picnic table in the cozy patio out front. It's nice to sit outside on a sunny day, although unfortunately there's a bit of road noise. The service and the food were great. I had an Enchilada, and my wife has a lemon... More

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Midpines, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I find the food to be consistent in quality, the service is good and the prices are reasonable. My favorite here is the Tostada supreme, the chile Verde' is excellent and they put together an aw-sum burrito. I recommend and will return often.

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