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El Canelo Restaurant

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167 E Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532-1336
(301) 687-0750
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bike tour find

We were on a bike tour of the GAP and stopped in Frostburg for the evening. As we have spent time in Texas, were were prepared for the usual TEXMEX fare. We split a mixed Fajitas as I read the portions were very large and found it just right. The corn tortillas do not typically stand up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
James F
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were on a bike tour of the GAP and stopped in Frostburg for the evening. As we have spent time in Texas, were were prepared for the usual TEXMEX fare. We split a mixed Fajitas as I read the portions were very large and found it just right. The corn tortillas do not typically stand up to steaming...they didn't... More 

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Thank James F
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

A lot of food for lunch! Had the shrimp fajitas and could not finish it. Kids and nachos and chicken fajitas and we're happy with their meals. Quick and easy service. Worth a visit.

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Thank Jessica W
Daleville
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There isn't really a place to comfortably wait for a table. The food was good, service was slow and bathrooms disgustingly dirty.

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Thank Roberta S
Akron, Ohio
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After being disappointed by other Frostburg restaurants, we were pleasantly surprised by this one. The evening we visited here, it was raining heavily and I was concerned that my elderly mother would not be able to safely make the walk up the stairs to the entrance. So, the staff opened the Emergency Exit door at street level and my mom... More 

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Thank Mrspinney
Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This restaurant seems to be decidedly authentic in their Mexican cuisine... at least for as far north as Frostburg, MD is!

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Thank tsatryan
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Portions were huge and our waitress was attentive. I would recommend you go here. We had dinner and were quite satisfied.

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Thank msfigment
Ridgeley, WV
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been a fan of this restaurant since they started out on Rt 40. The quality just isn't there anymore. My food was really salty and I thought it was just me, but 2 others in my group complained about it as well. It just wasn't very good at all. And, to top it off, our group ordered a pitcher... More 

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Thank Linder24
Cumberland, Maryland
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Sometimes one more Mexican restaurant is too many. El Canelo has proven to be the best in our area for many years. Freshest of all the ones in town. Great wait staff too.

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Thank Becky S
Fishertown PA
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Anytime I am in the area I always stop into this establishment to get a great Mexican Food . . . I always get the Chicken Fajitas Dinner . . . It is very tasty and comes out sizzling hot in an iron skillet ! Also the Flan is very tasty and a great way to finish off your meal.... More 

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Thank retiredveteran56
Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Good Mexican in Frostburgh. Had the fajitas and they were perfect. Salsa was just right amount of spicy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 E Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532-1336
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frostburg
  • Phone Number: (301) 687-0750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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