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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Great food for hungry folk

My friends and I have eaten here before and we really enjoy it. The food is great and the portions are HUGE, so be sure you are super hungry when you order. The service is quick (we had our full-on dinner plates at our table within five minutes) and the staff is super friendly. We will definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Smudge R
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Santa Cruz, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My friends and I have eaten here before and we really enjoy it. The food is great and the portions are HUGE, so be sure you are super hungry when you order. The service is quick (we had our full-on dinner plates at our table within five minutes) and the staff is super friendly. We will definitely return.

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Bass Lake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

El Cid is an average mexican restaurant. There is nothing exceptional. The food and service is ok, not great. I have been there a few times with friends and family. The last time I had a chili verde burrito and it had more onions and peppers than meat. Not impressed and not in a hurry to go back.

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Osterville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The service was great, the food even better. Not your generic Tex-Mex fare. It was a nice surprise to find a restaurant like this in a resort area.

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Oakhurst, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have been to EL Cid many times. the Albondigas Soup is very good. While people here in town love the place-they grew up eating there, I find it very average. Last time I was there I ordered the Marisco Burrito. It was filled with lots of green pepper even more onion and four shrimp. Yes, I counted them. The sauce... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everyone has "their own" idea of T'rue Mexican food". El Cids is family friendly, large portions and the salsa a chips are geat!

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Following a hike around Bass lake my wife and I opted to stop at El Cid for lunch. We had heard from several people it was very good, I was a little skeptical being from San Diego where they have some of the best Mexican food in the world. I was not disappointed. The margaritas were excellent, fresh squeezed fruit.... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This has got to be the BEST Mexican food in all of Oakhurst. Restaurant has recently undergone a huge expansion and still maintain's the quaint atmosphere of a small cafe. Once again the service is good and the food is very well perpared and presented. Tony (owner) can be seen walking around and checking with patron's on their meal's with... More 

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Coarsegold, California, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have been here several times. Staff is friendly and service is prompt. Food is excellent! Excellent offerings on the menu and prices are appropriate. Dining areas and restrooms are clean. This is a very busy restaurant so you may have to wait for a table...but it's worth the wait! We will return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

great sit down family restaurant with friendly staff & awesome owner( he always stops by the table to say hi when we are there). chips and salsa are the best and you can even order the non spicy salsa. I have even come up with my own creation menu item there and i am waiting for tony to add it... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

El Cid has always been a mountain staple, a place to meet and greet and grab a bite. Service is always good. It can often busy, so allow for extra time if you see that the parking lot is packed (and it often is), The food is consistently the same so there are no surprises. It's a bit bland for... 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: Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?