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22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 532-1291
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Address: 22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310
Phone Number: (209) 532-1291
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia
Cuisine: Mexican

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