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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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 21, 2015
Madeline122
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Hollister, California
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Alameda, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My apologies to the polite and friendly gentleman/owner(?) but we had a terrible take-out meal here. 2 top shelf margaritas while we waited for our 2 soups and a taco salad to take out to our place 5 minutes away. The margaritas were terrible and the tortilla soup, La Compuesta chicken soup and taco salad was truly the worst ever.... More 

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Thank EveAS
Willemstad, Curacao
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My meal was poorly put together, unappetizing, terrible salsa, slow service, bad margarita's. :-( Overall not recommended.

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Thank TravelinDantheMan
Morgan Hill, California
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We came to El Jardine's after a long day on the road. I wanted something other than American and we heard from the locals about a Mexican restaurant in Twain Harte. I'm glad we went. The food was delicious, hot and full of flavor. I liked their sauce and chips too. The decor reminded me many of tropical restaurants abroad.... More 

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Thank Angie Y
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Had a lovely meal here on our recent visit. Food was fresh, individually prepared and plentiful. The restaurant was busy when we arrived but chose a table outside. We didn't have to wait long for our delicious fajitas - would definitely recommend! Staff were friendly and attentive without overbearing

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Thank rjslittledownend
Hanford, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank ihcornbinder
Hollister, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Madeline122
Sonoma, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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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Thank gdsportmom1
Silverthorne, Colorado
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Thank Two-Mile-Hi-Diver
Sonora, California
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255 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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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Thank William F
Sonora, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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