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“Good and cheap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castillo's Mexican Food

Castillo's Mexican Food
4995 5th St, Mariposa, CA 95338
209-742-4413
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Ranked #13 of 32 Restaurants in Mariposa
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good and cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good choice of Mexican dishes. The food seems to be prepared and served with care.
Taste is good and prices are low. The place seems to attract a decent amount of locals too.
Although the place doesn’t look dirty, it could use a thorough cleaning, especially the decoration items.

Visited June 2014
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placentia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“super good chile verde”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Definitely order anything on the menu, but the chili verde is truly outstanding. very small place, very warm if weather is warm. beer could be a little colder but the ambiance is nice and the folks are very helpful and the food is outstanding! 100 feet off the main rd through town.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mariposa, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Castillo's Mexican Food small but excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you love your Mexican food like I do, you'll love this smaller sized restaurant well worth the price and excellent food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Popular Spot for a Mexican Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our small group of 6 stopped on May 8th, 2014, from a day trip to Yosemite for dinner. We were seated right away with chips and salsa that were plentiful. What a refreshing spot to stop and enjoy a nice casual dinner. The owner is a lovely lady and so accommodating. Great service with a selection of food that you can satisfy your hunger.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Standard Mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We ate dinner here with our teenage son on a Monday night as we were driving back from Yosemite. The place was filled with customers, so it seems to be a popular spot among the locals. I LOVE Mexican food... I've been eating various kinds of it all my life from simple to complex. Castillo's food definitely falls in the "simple" end of the taste and ingredient spectrum. And that is fine. I like simple. Unfortunately, something was lacking here. Food was marginally "okay". I am left wondering if the food comes from fresh sources, or out of cans. Chips were heavy. A thinner chip fried in a lighter, fresher oil would be nicer.

Our son's beef taco had some kind of mushy rice in it. Shell was good (in a chewy sort of way), but meat mix was unusual and lacking flavor. Perhaps we ordered the wrong dishes?

Bathroom was clean and has a cute sink. Service was average. I guess if you don't like any spice in your Mexican food this could be a good spot for you, but I like some hint of taste and freshness, and for that reason I am rating this spot "Average".

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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