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Nuevo Grill & Cantina

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1413 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-2801
Today
8:00 am - 8:30 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

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  • 7
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Recently renovated

The recent renovation of the restaurant and bar is stunning. Server was exceptional, food was fabulous and exactly what we ordered. Shrimp tacos, carnitas, ribs, speciality plate, all was great. Never felt hurried. A great place to go with friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Eileen C
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Ramona, California
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Ramona, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The recent renovation of the restaurant and bar is stunning. Server was exceptional, food was fabulous and exactly what we ordered. Shrimp tacos, carnitas, ribs, speciality plate, all was great. Never felt hurried. A great place to go with friends.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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515 reviews 515 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The salad was wilted and tired. The BBQ chicken platter was odd but the chicken and the sweet potato was tasty. The chicken was a bit on the scrawny side and could have been cleaned a bit better. The cheese toast as a side was bizarre. The cheese was hardly melted and didn't go with the plate. Service was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place was good and moderately priced. I felt I got my money's worth here. I had the carnitas platter and devoured it. Never had carnitas before but loved it here. It is a nice sit down place for family. Beer selections were really limited. Overall I would recommend stopping by if you are in the area.

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SoCal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Have to admit we were drawn in by the lighted patio, it just called out as a cute place. We were so impressed with the food, chicken tortilla soup, carnitas tacos plate, cheese dip and the chips-yum! My glass of wine was huge for the price. We will make trips back to this place-if you haven't gone you are missing... More 

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Ramona, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everyone in town knows their salsa and chips are great, but what many don't know is they have the best blueberry pancakes on the weekends. Actually their entire breakfast menu is very good.

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Ramona, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We really enjoy Nuevo Grill. They have the best salsa I've ever had. The portions are good sized. It's a good value and YUMMY. Friendly staff. Great for families.

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Ramona, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I don't know why this isn't ranked higher, I think it's the best Mexican food in Ramona. Nice place, nice atmosphere, friendly people.

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Ramona, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When this restaurant opened several years back, they ran out of food st 4pm and had to close. They are still as good as the day they opened. Great Margaritas and large-size portions. Salada are great.

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stopped here because we missed all the rest of the Mexican restaurants in town. Decor was nice, a little outdoor patio and a colorful inside interior. However, service was slow. Took forever to get drinks, chips and dip and our soup appetizer and then the main course arrived before we could finish our soup. Kind of a jammed up service... More 

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San Diego, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Reviewed several years ago. This was my favorite Mexican restaurant in Ramona and one of the few "sit down" restaurants worth a visit. In the years since, the food quality is inconsistent, the meat (particularly the beef) is very bad and the prices are very expensive for Ramona. Would not recommend.

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?