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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Authentic Mexican Fair

My husband and I shared an enchilada plate for lunch. It was very tasty and the waitress was very friendly and efficient

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin K
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Encinitas, California
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California
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will never find a better margarita than at El Cids in Oakhurst, CA. And their food is good too! The service is excellent and efficient. Not what you expect in small town USA>

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Thank ninad42
Arroyo Grande, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value for great food! We visited while staying at the Tenaya to have something different than the hotel,food and we we very impressed by the great food and drinks!

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Thank Gretchga
Oakhurst, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Cid is really popular with locals. Consistently good food and service and Tony, the owner, comes around to make sure you are doing ok. They are very gracious about adding things to your order if you request it. Sometimes I will only order two ala carte tacos, but they add extra tomatoes for me. New bar is very nice,... More 

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Thank nelsone73
Encinitas, California
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I shared an enchilada plate for lunch. It was very tasty and the waitress was very friendly and efficient

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Thank Robin K
Los Angeles
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great veggie recommendations and good drinks - service was friendly and helpful and super fast. lots of families and a bit loud but we were happy and full

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Thank M31galaxyLA
Oakhurst, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

our go to place a few times a month, the best with great service! Tony, is an awesome owner. Treats his employees excellent. It shows in their service to you. There are so many choices, you cant help but love them all... my favorite is the carne asada enchiburito.

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Thank ready_n_waitin_to_go
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

A huge menu with a range of classic Mexican meals, service was quick and food was great, a haven from the thunder and hail storms outside.

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Thank cdsmith68
Oakhurst, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you are looking for a great, family-friendly Mexican restaurant, El Cid's is the place to go. However, it is a good idea to go to an early meal, as the parking lot can get crowded.

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Thank Allison S
Sacramento, California
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130 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is really good Mexican food. I like the Nachos, chicken tacos, chimichanga and chile R. Right near the bass lake turn off on Highway 41. Off hours is best because it gets really crowded.

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Thank Stephanie1178
Warragul, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Meals were very affordable but not very tasty. Service was not great. The restaurant was very casual. Only had one red wine on the menu. Lots of vegetarian options but didn't taste that great.

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Thank aimeejoy3

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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?