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El Cid Mexican Cuisine

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41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
559-683-0282
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good burritos with sauce on top

We enjoy burritos enchilada style, wet, or whatever is the local lingo. On our first visit my husband tried the green chili burro with sauce and I tried the red chili burro with sauce. They were both good. I had to bring some of mine home because it was large. I also like rice more than beans and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Charlene A
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Tucson, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We should have been scared off by the two star review proudly posted on the wall of this restaurant. No one in our party of four had anything good to say about their entrees, and my tostada was so bland that I couldn't even taste the beans or cheese.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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248 reviews 248 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Food. Well. Really average. Oakhurst is on the way to Yosemite. It's in California so you would think the mexican food is good. Well, the margaritas are great and the food, sucks.

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Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ordered # 16 and #56. The chicken was tasteless and the shredded beef taco was very wet. The refried beans lacked flavor and the rice was a mystery. I had eaten here five years ago and looked forward to another great meal. we were both let down by these two dinners. Maybe we just had a bad night. The... More 

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gloucestershire,
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This Mexican restaurant came highly recommended by the owner of the B&B we were staying in nearby. I had the veggie quesadillas which were delicious. The service was very good and friendly and there were some lovely views of the mountains from the tables located at the back of the restaurant. You can also see hummingbirds feeding in the back... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ok so I'm reading the other reviews on here, and I will tell you that the way I feel about this place is different and I'm not sure exactly why people are writing reviews that this place is mediocre. Thid place has awesome food! I'm from Miami, And I judge my Mexican food seriously. I love Mexican food, and I've... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have several Mexican Food restaurants in the mountain area and this really is one of the best around. The parking lot is always full and for good reason, their food is amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Tucson, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We enjoy burritos enchilada style, wet, or whatever is the local lingo. On our first visit my husband tried the green chili burro with sauce and I tried the red chili burro with sauce. They were both good. I had to bring some of mine home because it was large. I also like rice more than beans and they were... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We really fancied Mexican but this was so disappointing. Bland, sloppy and heavy. The waitress was great, the chips and salsa were fine but it was all downhill from there. Shame.

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We came on a Saturday night and were seated promptly on the patio. We got chips and salsa, both of which were very fresh. We both ordered chicken dishes, but my wife was served pork instead. I'm sure they would have replaced it, but she decided to keep it. The food seemed fresh and well-prepared, but it was very bland.... More 

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Oakhurst,CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have lived in this area for 20 years plus....I loved El Cid forever...but in the last year it has faltered...the service is mediocre... Tony the owner is missing a lot....the chips and salsa have gone way down...I ordered american food cause the mexican food has slowly failed....my wife ordered chicken enchiladas and she loved them...rice and beans....ahhh average....the overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: 559-683-0282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?