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El Jardin

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22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 532-1291
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good experience!

We had lunch here on our trip to the Columbia park. It is outside the park, but very close by. It seemed like a low-profile restaurant. The food was good with large servings. I would come back when we visit the park again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Driving through Columbia Ca., You'll find the El Jardin on the right hand side of the road driving through town going south. It only has on street parking and no handy cap access. The walk way to the front door is pretty chopped up for people in wheel chairs. We heard the food was good. We decided to try breakfast.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had lunch here on our trip to the Columbia park. It is outside the park, but very close by. It seemed like a low-profile restaurant. The food was good with large servings. I would come back when we visit the park again.

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Denton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A little heavy, but good food. Outside of the park, it is nice to have choices. It was as good as can be expected. We enjoyed our meal and would eat there again

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Citrus Heights, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Eating dinner at El Jardin's is a nice way to end a day at historic Columbia. There's a nice little shaded patio as you enter the restaurant where you can eat. Staff are very attentive and friendly. The chips and salsa were really good with flour tortilla chips. They have a nice variety of Mexican entrees and Kid's Meals. Our... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My comments on service and food quality echo the other reviews that I see here. However, I do feel that their sanitation standards leave a lot to be desired. A glance in the kitchen shows a sloppy attitude toward food handling and sanitation in general. I would have walked out if we had not had our food in the preparation... More 

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Woodland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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