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Arroyo's Cafe

2381 West March Lane, Stockton, CA 95207
209 472 1661
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Ranked #65 of 456 restaurants in Stockton
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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24 reviews from our community

54% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This review is based on my last visit circa 2011... Ate here regularly from 2007-2010. Absolutely the best Mexican food I've ever eaten. The restaurant is wide open and clean and there is seating along the canal, which provides a nice view. From time to time they restaurant features a roaming Mariachi band (which I thoroughly enjoyed). The menu has... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I was a guest of a college professor at the University of the Pacific and we came here after giving a presentation in his class. Good basic Mexican food, and very good quality. No frills atmosphere, but the food is good. I had the Taco, Enchilada, and Flauta Combination. Service is a bit slow. Salsa was on the thin side.... More

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San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Wow what a great find. The food was served on large dinner plate. The food was piping hot and very good! I loved the portions and the staff was very nice. We came in 15 minutes before closing and they stayed open to allow us to enjoy our meal, we hadn't realized that we were keeping them from closing. The... More

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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Cheap beer during happy hour. Lots of screens to watch your favorite sporting event. Decent food with a friendly staff makes for an enjoyable dining experience. I would try it again if I was in the area. It is within walking distance from the Hilton, that's why I went there. It also has a nice view of a man-made lake.

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Stockton, California, Usa
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The menu covers everything from enchiladas to chile verde...but what I always go for is the deep fried quesadilla. Order it with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp...they take the raw dough, stuff it with meat and cheese, and then deep fry...it's not greasy, but crispy instead and covered with sauce. I don't want to know the calories, but it is... More

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Lodi, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Heard so many good things about it but for me there was nothing special about it. The service was less than average and if you like a soda with your meal, I think they charge for refills because I sat there high and dry for the last part of my dinner. Must of been a bad night.

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Stockton, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This restaurant is located in an area of offices. It overlooks Quail Lake and has great food. The brothers Arroyo use the same recipes their mother and probably their grandmother used at home. Authentic home cooked mexican food. Great variety. The bar is always energized, and sometimes there is live music. The only down side is sometimes parking is difficult... More

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Stockton, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Good Mexican food. A little out of the way. A little pricey for Mexican food. It is located off March Lane, in the Quail lakes ares, on the water. Nice view during the day

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Stockton, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Arroyo's serves classic Mexican food in a splendid lakeside location at a modest price. Hosts Rick and Mario continue a family tradition. Chefs are consistent. Service is quick and cheerful. Their cheese enchiladas, rice, beans and albondigas soup are terrific. Arroyo's is our default restaurant; we are regulars at this Stockton traditional eatery.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Arroyo's Cafe is a large and very comfortable full service multi-room Mexican restaurant located on semi-private Quail Lake behind a professional office commercial center. The restaurant was established in 1946. The building's large windows allow visitors to enjoy and decompress watching peaceful residentially oriented activities on and around the lake, birds, and mother nature. But this was only the beginning... More

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