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El Jardin Restaurant

76 North Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 588-0770
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Ranked #33 of 72 Restaurants in Sonora
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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56% Recommend
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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405 reviews 405 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Bend, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

But service was disappointing. My ice tea was never refilled. The tostada was smaller than expected but was piled high. It was raining the day I was there, so I didn't get to sit outside on their patio to eat as I have done in the past. I love to sit on their patio and watch the birds.

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Midpines, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

El Jardin is the only Mexican restaurant in Columbia, The food is good, fresh and tasty. My favorite is the Chile Verde Tostada Supreme, but all that I have tried has been good.

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Sonora, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Eat here all of the time, best food in area, good service. I super love the Chilli Relenos (spelling?) and he has the burrittos which are huge. Great place.

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

El Jardin's in Columbia & Sonora, both are good and the food is great. Very inexpensive, friendly service and excellent locations.

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