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El Jardin Restaurant

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76 North Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 588-0770
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome discovery

Had a list of restaurants to try for lunch. They were all closed (Monday Holiday?) Stumbled on to El Jardin. Excellent service, good food, great value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
coolmom95338
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Mariposa, California
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mariposa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a list of restaurants to try for lunch. They were all closed (Monday Holiday?) Stumbled on to El Jardin. Excellent service, good food, great value.

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Sonora, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have dined at this one in downtown Sonora quite a few times. I have also enjoyed some of the same dishes as the Columbia El Jardin. The food quality is consistently good at both. Salsas and chips are great (both corn and flour chips, red and cabbage salsa). The Sonora location features a full bar, and my wife likes... More 

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Hyderabad
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While returning from Yosemite National Park we had an overnight stay at Sonora and before leaving for San Francisco we moved around this small but well planned historic town for a vegetarian food. After a bit of sight seeing at Columbia State Park/village we found this restaurant near Sonora Court House and opposite Military Museum (closed on Sundays). As we... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Almost stumbled upon this restaurant at the end of the street. What a great result! Fantastic service and friendly chatty staff. Chose combinations of Enchilladas and Fish taco and had a couple of drinks. Bill came to under $40 and we had added bonus of sitting outside listening to a guy singing songs we knew while strumming his guitar. Can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We selected this restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area which is difficult to find in downtown historic Sonora. All I can say is the food is so so, nothing special, you've tasted the same at a million other Mexican restaurants. The service was good through.

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california
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were stopping in Sonora for the evening on our way to Lake Tahoe. It was late. I had the Carne Asada plate and thought it was delicious. Service was excellent. Would definitely eat there again.

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Copperopolis, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My husband and I ordered large burritos a la carte, which was plenty for lunch for us! (We even took half of each home!) We noticed that they weren't very hot and mentioned this to our waiter. He promptly returned them to the kitchen and came back with them nicely heated. To make up for this (which was not really... More 

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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420 reviews 420 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

On our way to Tahoe Lake we stop in this little town on route 49 north... Pretty nice Mexican restaurant with unique tasty food... Great jalapeño coleslaw served with spicy salsa and chips complimentary... Good guacamole, chicken avocado soup and cheese quasedilla...

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Santa Cruz, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Entrees were 4 stars, the guacamole and margaritas were 2 stars. I'm comparing E Jardin with 40 years of eating Mexican in the SF bay area. Would we eat there again? Yes; and we'd order beers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We asked the hotel front desk staff where the best mexican food in town was. They recommended El Jardin. It is easy walking distance from the Inns of California. The chips and salsa were great- the salsa was better than average. I ordered the shrimp fajitas- which came with a decent amount of shrimp- but overall the meal was way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 North Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
  • Phone Number: (209) 588-0770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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