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El Canelo Restaurant

2188 Glenwood Shopping Plz, Oneida, NY 13421-2718
315-366-3660
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Ranked #19 of 50 Restaurants in Oneida
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Camillus, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Visited this restaurant for lunch. The prices are reasonable, especially the lunch specials. However the food left a lot to be desired. Extremely bland (everything in the plate), dry ground beef in the tacos, service was mediocre. It wasn't horrible food, but definitely at the bottom of the list of all Mexican restaurants I've visited. Will not be back.

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Canastota, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

nice place to go for dinner,large selection of food,and priced very reasonable,very tasty and timely if you are out for lunch

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Rochester, NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My daughter had enchiladas that were dry around the edges and had tomatoes in them. She thought that unusual. I had a fajita taco that was just soggy and gross looking. The salsa had some hotness to it, but seemed to be more a spaghetti like sauce than a freshly made salsa. The place was dirty (cobwebs hanging from the... More

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Rome, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My son and I recently visited this Mexican Restaurant in the Glenwood Shopping Center in Oneida NY. They offer a happy hour for your favorite beverages. We had the steak and chicken fajita. It was outstanding and served on a sizzling skillet. This is truly authentic Mexican food, the burrito, fajitas and salsa. All the wait staff are of Mexican... More

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Oneida, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nothing fancy about this place. But the good food makes up for the lack of ambiance. Everything comes out piping hot (temperature) with plenty of choices of sauces to kick up the heat taste-wise. Contrary to what many believe Mexican food is not normally hot...spicy maybe but not hot unless you ask for it that way. Fajitas are delicious and... More

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Vernon, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Go to the grocery store and buy a frozen Old El Paso entrée because it could not be worse than the food we have been served here, which appears to be all microwaved, not fresh. I never knew that a microwave was considered traditional cooking equipment.

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Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is your average Mexican restaurant. The food and service are good but not much better than your average Mexican restaurant. However, upstate New York is not known for good Mexican food. This is probably this best place within 30 miles of my town.

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Springfield, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We discovered El Canelo, just 2 months ago and have been 2 times since. Their menu is huge, the food is great and the prices are inexpensive. The refried beans are our favorite, but we've enjoyed everything we've ordered. The waiters aren't super attentive, but the food comes out quickly and they've been accommodating, (we just had to flag them... More

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Cleveland, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The menu was much too large to have fresh food. The sauce was hot and spicy, as I like it. The Spanish rice was dry and tasteless. The waiter was bored to tears with the whole thing. I asked for more napkins. He brought them after we had finished eating. The ladies' room had water all over the floor and... More

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norwich,ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Real Mexican food, cooked by real Mexican people, made me and Picky Pat real happy. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint. We both had the deep fried chimmie-chongas filled with steak. It was topped with a yummy cheese sauce ,lettuce , sour cream and tomatoes. We had a side of refried beans, the real deal, not... More

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Additional Information about El Canelo Restaurant

Address: 2188 Glenwood Shopping Plz, Oneida, NY 13421-2718
Phone Number: 315-366-3660
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneida
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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