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El Jardin Restaurant

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

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  • 7
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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
I would go back...

Quaint, cozy restaurant. Nice meal and quick service. Very conveniently located to the Sonora Inn. We would go back to try other dishes on the menu. We got the recommendation from a great bartender at the local sports bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Sonora doesn't have much in the way of good dining, but El Jardin has been a reliable spot for a lunch or a casual dinner - until tonight! Tortilla soup had 1/2 cup oil/fat floating on top. Got that off and took a bite of the chicken - spoiled! Someone is not paying attention!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Friendly and great food. They really make you feel welcome and have authentic food. Home made chips. Good prices

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quaint, cozy restaurant. Nice meal and quick service. Very conveniently located to the Sonora Inn. We would go back to try other dishes on the menu. We got the recommendation from a great bartender at the local sports bar.

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Sonora, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I like the Columbia El Jardin best, but the one on Washington street downtown would be my second choice. Great 'what you expect Mexican food to be' from El Jardin - their chips and salsa are wonderful - both corn and flour tortillas made into chips - really crispy and good. They have black beans as an option which I... More 

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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?