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All 3 Phillipsville Restaurants

El Rio Mexican Restaurant

2828 Avenue Of The Giants, Phillipsville, CA 95559
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Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food was buffet style for group of almost 40. Specially prepared for the group. Excellent carnitas and enchiladas. Everything provided very good

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North America
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was everything i would expect from a small town restaurant. I thought the food was very good. The service was average. We ate outside on the patio, inside looked a little too dark. Very friendly waitress. Our food came very quick. I don't really have any complaints. It was a very nice break from driving. I would eat here... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were staying in Myers Flat during our stay to see the Humboldt Redwoods. We'd been out all day (actually, we'd driven up to Eureka) and got back to the area too late to get dinner in the next town over (Miranda). We were on our way to Garberville and in passing through Phillipsville saw the restaurant, that it was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have to admit that we did not have high hopes about this place but the reviews here seemed mostly good. We drove by and missed the place once, doubled back and went inside. The server did not seem that excited about our being there but once we warmed up to each other, she was pretty entertaining and the food... More 

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Santa Rosa
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is rustic and roomy place in tiny town of Phillipsville, on Avenue of the Giants. Don't try to get in and out in a hurry; when we go there, we often phone in our order so we don't have to sit for 40 minutes. Now with a large group, you might not mind the wait. Large bar area, friendly... More 

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Langton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The food and service were great. We ate there 2 nights in a row and all the food was awesome. Chile Relleno was my fav but we also had enchiladas, tacos and a few other items. Margaritas are out of this world...on the rocks

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La Canada, California
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433 reviews 433 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a Mexican Restaurant in an odd setting. The building, set among the redwoods, looks like it should be an old-school classic inn restaurant...the insides are all done in redwood. Nevertheless, this Mexican restaurant has great food. Service was great...and the margaritas were delicious!

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Monument, Colorado
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125 reviews 125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have eaten here three times, once each of the past 3 August trips to the Redwoods. The food is average Mexican, the prices are a little high (perhaps because they are isolated and either can charge more because of no competition or because of the cost of delivery?) and the service is really bad. That being said, I always... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We ate in a Sunday night because the local (and highly rated) restaurant was closed. Actually we were pleasantly surprised, particularly with the food which was fresh and tasty. The place wasn't busy when we ate (a large group walked in just as we were finishing) and the service was ok, though not particularly friendly. The price was reasonable considering... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Ate here on a Sunday evening and the place was busy but we were seated pretty quick for a party of 7. Had to order drinks at the bar as the waitress was non existent after dropping water off on the table. Extensive menu for foods and decent drinks menu but was disappointed with the food overall, pretty average at... More 

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Address: 2828 Avenue Of The Giants, Phillipsville, CA 95559
Phone Number: 707-943-1930
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Phillipsville
Cuisine: Mexican

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