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El Jardin Restaurant

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22997 Joaquin Gully Road, Twain Harte, CA 95383
(209) 586-1898
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food!!

As usual the food was great. The staff is awesome and the place is always clean. Once, the power was out, and no restaurants were open. They let us in and we ate by candlelight. The kids thought that was the greatest thing ever. Always friendly and accommodating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Madeline122
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Hollister, California
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Hanford, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Despite calling ahead for reservations, it was a 30 minute wait. The chips and salsa was good. That's where my second star came from. The server was the worst ever. Not sure what her name was but she needs a career change. She was rude, unfriendly and made no effort on our behalf. She was maybe Hispanic and clearly a... More 

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Hollister, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As usual the food was great. The staff is awesome and the place is always clean. Once, the power was out, and no restaurants were open. They let us in and we ate by candlelight. The kids thought that was the greatest thing ever. Always friendly and accommodating.

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Sonoma, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have always had a good meal there. Tonight it was so disappointing. Order taken incorrectly, chili relleno was clearly a frozen product, rice was dry, re fried beans not fresh, even the drink orders were incorrect And to top it off they were closing the lights before we had left. It will be some time before we try it... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went there on a whim. There were 10 of us and we we're accommodated quickly for a Saturday night. Employees were very friendly and knowledgable. The food came out fast and hot. Very tasty and affordable. I would definitely go back.

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Sonora, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Worst Mexican food I've ever had. Don't know how they can make it so bad. Even the kids didn't like and they aren't that picky. Anyplace else in town would be better.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food used to be the best mexican food ever but has gone slightly downhill in quality. Wait staff still very good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Sadly this used to be the best. But over the past few years it has slipped badly. Food quality is gone as is service. So very sad

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Tracy, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not a fan! Love the one in Manteca. The guy that seated us said he would give us free bean dip because I mentioned the El Jardin in Manteca, but he never came back. Placed our order only to find out they ran out of rice and silverware. Had to wait for the silverware to be washed. Bean were so... More 

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Sonora, Ca.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What once was good....then went to adequate....and now is terrible. Young, untrained staff, no visible leadership, disorganized, poorly kept, just plain bad attitude....as for the food...in a word, awful...the Chile Rellano is made from canned chillies, awash is mediocre sauce and quite small. The shrimp cocktail (usually a wonderful Mexican preparation) is made from bay shrimp. Rice and beans were... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Love to eat at El Jardin Restaurant in Twain Harte, Ca. There are always great specials , great food and ambience , in this small town in the foothills !! The service is good and the people are friendly ! You can now sit outside on a few tables on the porch around the Restaurant!! They have a good choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22997 Joaquin Gully Road, Twain Harte, CA 95383
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Twain Harte
  • Phone Number: (209) 586-1898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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