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El Cid Mexican Cuisine

41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
559-683-0282
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Ranked #12 of 46 restaurants in Oakhurst
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Porter ranch, ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We had never been to El CID before, so we decided to take a walk on the wild side and try something new. Not such a great idea. The burritos and tacos were so, so. The chili relleno was awful. It got four bad votes from the four people in our party of six who got them. The salsa was... More

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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Look forward to eating at El Cid every year....Busiest place in town, worth the wait if you cannot be seated immediately. Pitcher of margaritas is the way to go. The bean and chorizo dip is amazing!

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Newark, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A pleasant Americanized Mexican-style restaurant, with a medium-long menu, and a choice of dinners of various sizes. Very efficient and helpful service. Somewhat noisy. Good place to east after touring Yosemite.

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Chowchilla, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good place for Mexican food when you are in the area. The service was good but not great. It took over ten minutes to get all of our groups food served. It would have been nice to all be served at the same time. Once the food all arrived it was hot and tasted good. The chips were warm and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food was your typical Mexican fare. Best of all our window seat offered a great view of the plants outside and high desert environment. Service was very good too.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good Mexican food, fast service, nice wait staff. Our party tried all of the following: taco, Chile Verde, enchilada, beef tostada, quesadilla, rice and beans. All were good. Nice place after spending the day in Yosemite. Fresh brewed iced tea was a plus.

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Lake Forest, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

In an attempt to find a relaxing, good restaurant in Oakhurst, we came across El Cid located at the upper end of town. With the number of cars in their parking lot, this was obviously a popular place and was bound to be a great dinner. This clean, newly updated restaurant has a large menu of Mexican combination plates along... More

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Cupertino, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Restaurant was very clean and appealing to look at. Service was attentive, friendly and prompt. Food was fresh and delicious.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The hotel we stayed at recommend this great place to eat...and she was right. The food was so good as well as the drinks!!! We sat next to the window which had hummingbird feeders and finch feeders so they were fun to watch and kept us entertained through our dinner...very friendly staff and fast service!!!

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Minneapolis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After looking through all the different food combos, I decided to get the the combo with 1 beef enchilada and 1 beef soft taco. It came with rice, beans (which I didn't want because I don't love beans), and vegetable soup (good). Chips and salsa also came, which had some kick to them (a little spicy), which I liked! Food... More

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