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El Jardin

22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 532-1291
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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Woodland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I frequently go to Columbia to visit family in the area. We've dined at El Jardin many times. Our most recent meal was the special - snow crab enchiladas. Delicious! Our only complaint was the slow service. It was a very busy evening, before a theatre performance. We made a reservation to get indoor seating. But for... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed an evening at El Jardin for the very first time. It was recommended to us by our motel and we were impressed. The food was delicious and service excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves and it is a perfect location.

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Atwater, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a great way to enjoy lunch or dinner in historic Columbia. They have a wonderful patio with plenty of seating that is shaded and very pleasant. The food is always good and is prepared with fresh ingredients. I really enjoy their chips and salsa, which always includes several deep fried flour tortilla chips.

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Lochcarron, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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