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Nuevo Grill & Cantina

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1413 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-2801
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Atmosphere and good portions

This is a local Mexican restaurant which has a nice selection of entres'. The food is suited mostly for "gringos" who enjoy great flavor without the "heat". They offer a full bar. The service is usually very good and the food comes to the table nice and hot. Portions are plentiful and there's no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
MORGAN R
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MADISON
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MADISON
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a local Mexican restaurant which has a nice selection of entres'. The food is suited mostly for "gringos" who enjoy great flavor without the "heat". They offer a full bar. The service is usually very good and the food comes to the table nice and hot. Portions are plentiful and there's no need to go hungry.

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Thank MORGAN R
Ramona
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We have always had great lunches here. Absolutely love the grilled fish tacos. These might be my all time favorite. Plenty of choices of beverages. Beers on tap. Many menu items. Even somethings for people who want burgers. Service was great. I really like not having to ask for a refill. Located in a really nice shopping area. Plenty of... More 

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Thank Robert C
Ramona, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for over 10 years. This restaurant recently had a much needed facelift. While it now looks good unfortunately they haven't done anything about the cooks. In the past the waitresses knew us and were very friendly but they have mostly gone now and a younger staff now waits tables. Younger does not mean better. I would... More 

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Thank finkbr
Claremont, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The food was really just adequate but the fact that there were 3 of us and each persons food came at a different time, was ridiculous. The service was slow and although the server apologized it did not stop her from bringing out each persons meal at 3 different intervals. We were also seated under a fan, and it was... More 

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Thank jenjen229
Ramona, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I at there on Saturday evening with a mid-sized group of people. The service was excellent and the waitress gets 5 stars, but the food was terrible. I ordered the fajita melt. It was tasteless. I could have eaten the yellow pages and it would have tasted better. I really had my heart set on a taco salad, but guess... More 

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Thank Richard B
Ramona, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Nuevo Grill is a classic Mexican restaurant with the usual mainstays. Service is generally quick and frequent, and place has the feel of a cantina in Rosarito. Good food, reasonable pricing, a bar with beer and blended drinks, what more could you want?

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Thank RussCinRamona
Ramona, California
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nuevo Grill has done a fantastic make over. Food is great and so plentiful and service was fun. You could tell everyone was having fun. I got the carnitas burrito and it hardly fit on the plate. Never had a bad meal there. Pick anything and you will enjoy. Margaritas were huge and cold. Yeal

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Thank Eileen C
San Diego
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an overlooked and misunderstood restaurant. Granted the food is Mexican fairer but we are in cowboy country of San Diego county, you are going to get country western music. Such is life, you can never have enough diversity. First the chips and salsa are delightful. Salsa a little runny, but get extra napkins you will be fine. My... More 

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Thank Getawaygalsd
San diego Ca
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food is overpriced, not good flavors, very slow service. I tried to eat there once more and was still disappointed.

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Thank Yesenia E
Ramona, California
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151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a popular place for locals to meet, and some swear the food is great. I have not found that to be true, but maybe it's because there are 15 other real Mexican restaurants in town! Margaritas are good here, if you get the expensive ones.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1413 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ramona
  • Phone Number: (760) 789-2801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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