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El Lugarcito Restaurant

128 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930-2833
831-385-4521
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Ranked #3 of 29 restaurants in King City
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 16, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a place for really fresh and authentic Mexican in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Great stop on the 101. You can tell a lot about a place by its salsa, and this is some of the very best!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I don't know how this place can even be ranked #1.This place is absolutely horrible. Not only can you not get chicken, cheese, enchiladas or fajitas (crazy for a mexican restaurant right?!) but there is no flavor or sauces in any of the food. We ordered our food, took one bite, and walked out. The food was not even edible.... More

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Sausalito, CA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I'm a little confused about the french fries on the top of the garlic prawn taco meal but guess what? It was very tasty and filling. The ambiance is authentic too... we found this place after stopping on our motorcycles and asking a local where to go for best Mexican food.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

This was a very pleasant lunch. The atmosphere colorful and clean. The service was prompt and friendly. The chili verde was the best we have ever had anywhere the country. The tacos are typical taco truck tacos with just meat filling and tasty but nothing special.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Lucky pick- found by chance. The welcome, service, food were excellent. This traditional Mexican restaurant is run by a family. We were impressed by the choice, the size of the dishes and cocktails. The Margharita is excellent. You definitely want to stop there if you can.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor and ate here bc of the ratings. If this is the number 1 restaurant in this city then do yourself a favor and pass by. Ive washed my hands 3 times and I still havent gotten all of the grease off my hands. I dont mind a little grease but when its drizzling off the... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped on way to San Fran. Worth the stop. The salsa is hot, be prepared. Great burritos & tacos ala carte. Small & clean

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Orlando, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Driving to San Francisco we discovered this little gem and very much enjoyed the food. Very authenic food great beans, soups abd meat burritos Worth getting off the freeway. The only complaint is the have no cheese on any item and I prefer to have cheese on my bean burritos!

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San Diego, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Was on my way through this area at lunchtime and found this place thanks to Trip Advisor. Not a fancy environment but comfortable & the food was very good. I enjoyed the bean burrito a lot. Simple & just what I needed. My husband really liked what he had (unfortunately I can't remember the specifics 2 weeks later), so much... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Really good, really hot fresh salsa. Very limited menu....basically a to-go place where you can sit down....on fact the food comes already wrapped to go! Generous portions, but I don't think even a pathologist could figure what meat was in my al pastor, and I doubt he could find any trace of pineapple.

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