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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Charming little spot

Nice food and service and the decor is charming. Reasonably priced. Close to the city parking garage.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Paradise, California
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Gingoog City, Philippines
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332 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I have eaten here several times when I lived in Sonora. The service was always good and the food was well prepared. A bit spicy for my wife but I thought it was very good

Thank Luke T
Strood UK
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Visited here for a meal on our last night in Sonora. It was Wednesday so got the half price bottle of wine. Snap Dragon Chardonnay, very nice. Had a great Mexican meal outside on the patio, my wife had fajitas and I had the Ranchero Prawns. Both very good. The complimentary nacho and dips were good too. Can't say anything... More 

Thank Hayzeebloke
Pleasanton, California
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369 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We stopped by for lunch. The waitress had trouble understanding us and had to call another waitress for help. Food cam quickly and was flavorful. Salsa seemed to be from a can?!

Thank SKG109
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Always good. Fast service. Nice and pretty place. They offer groupons which initially brought us in. Love sitting outside.

Thank Charlene W
hollywood, california
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151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wonderful food...the real deal in mexican cuisine. Sitting outdoors was a real treat...weather perfect, seating comfortable and the lighting just right. Sonora is lucky to have two wonderful Mexican restaurants...this one a little bit more upscale. Waitstaff was super too!

Thank hollywoodjaxx
Paradise, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nice food and service and the decor is charming. Reasonably priced. Close to the city parking garage.

Thank jandk78
Shaver Lake, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We visited El Jardin with the suggestion of our daughter whom used to live in Sonora. I tried the special and was a treat to start our weekend! I hadn't eaten anything so good in a month. Mushroom sauce over flank steak with fresh vegetables/tortillas. The flan was very good too. The server was professional and I am always thankful... More 

Thank JudyAnn2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

. My wife is vegan and avoids gluten and they came up with a superb selection of sizzling mixed vegetables with Sa side dish of rice and beans. I had Sope which was excellent

Thank Mark_A_Watkin
Northern California
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The salsa was very good. I had a steak burrito, it was JUST a steak burrito! I thought maybe there would be beans or rice. Nope. The meat was tasty but I was disappointed. My family enjoyed their meals. The place was fairly busy. I would give it another chance

Thank businesstraveler155
Fresno, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of very few restaurants in Sonora open on a Tuesday evening. We were seated quickly. Interior dining room/bar area is quite noisy and the outdoor patio is very quaint, waitress was careful to seat us where ambient noise levels were low. Greeter brought drinks quickly, waitress was very helpful with menu choices, also very empathetic for my diet restrictions... More 

Thank Brenda G

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?