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El Chino

2525 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
831-476-7175
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Ranked #228 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 19, 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Since this close to where we live, we give this place another try every years.... And every time we are somewhat disappointed. Service is good, but the food average at best. Decent chips, enchilada suizas, but tamales so-so and no homemade tortillas. Will probably try in another couple of years again.

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California City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We dine here any time we are craving GOOD, authentic Mexican food! My husband loves the menudo on Sundays. Try the huevos rancheros or chorizo con huevos for breakfast. Excellent tacos, enchiladas, burritos, flautas. Full bar with excellent strawberry margaritas that really pack a punch! They also have food to go, happy hours with specials on drinks and food daily,... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Good food and very friendly service. No pressure. Take your time with the chips and salsa while you read the Good Times to plan your weekend. Then, inhale that burrito!

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is not fancy, but the staff are the nicest people and the food is plain good Mexican. Like their lime and vinegar marinated chicken tacos. Good prices too.

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