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El Jardin

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22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 532-1291
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unexpectedly good Mexican cuisine in a wide spot in the road...

Food was fresh, tasty and very good. Nice surprise in a tiny town. This small restaurant had some very authentic offerings and excellent food. The variety of offerings was impressive and everything looked good. The chile relleno and pork tamale were our choices and both very flavorful. We had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Wallytheplumber30
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Food was fresh, tasty and very good. Nice surprise in a tiny town. This small restaurant had some very authentic offerings and excellent food. The variety of offerings was impressive and everything looked good. The chile relleno and pork tamale were our choices and both very flavorful. We had a nice bean dip, the homusemade salsa and the refried beans... More 

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Columbia, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

El Jardin is a great Mexican restaurant that consistently serves excellent food. It is our go to place, close to home and always good. This restaurant is one of a small group of restaurants with the same name, owned by the same family, in Northern California. Each restaurant is managed by a family member, insuring consistency. We love their chicken... More 

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Thank JoAnn P
Davis
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great place for families! It serves a variety of delicious, authentic Mexican dishes. It's also reasonably priced. Excellent friendly service!

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Thank LeaDavis
Belvedere, California
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We chose this attractive restaurant immediately adjacent to the State Park because of its enticing outdoor dining area. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent Mexican cuisine, efficient courteous service and modest prices. One of the best dining spots in the area!

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Thank pearsoninmarin
Denver, Colorado
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wait staff were great. We opted to eat inside. Nachos were huge and delicious. Disappointing they did not serve hard liquor margaritas...only had "wine" margaritas. The flour chips mixed in with the regular corn tortilla chips were great.

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Thank Jane D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch and indeed the food is excellent. Portions are almost enough for two but you must add 3$ for an extra plate if you want to share. However it may be the case only for lunch whee dishes are cheaper than fog dinner.

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Thank Denis F
California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went there on Friday night at 6PM and had no trouble getting an inside table. The outside tables were a little busier but most of the inside tables were available. My wife ordered the crab enchiladas and loved them. They came with lots of crab meat and a yummy red sauce. Her order was mistakenly served with re-fried beans instead... More 

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Thank INeedAVacationASAP
Lexington, Oregon
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went for a late lunch on the recommendation of Rob (owner of Columbia Inn Motel) I had Carne Asada, my fella had Chile Rellenos, my son had taquitos and my daugher had a quesadilla. Chips and salsa were fresh and delicious--we ate outside in the

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Thank Dawn E
Spring, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Amazing food and generous portions. Wait staff was friendly as well. Couldn't ask for more from a restaurant. Would definitely eat here again.

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Thank Sydwalker76
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Affordable and Yummy. They give you lots of food! The staff was also very friendly. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (209) 532-1291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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