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“Lots of food and good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Cid Mexican Cuisine

El Cid Mexican Cuisine
41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
559-683-0282
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Ranked #12 of 46 restaurants in Oakhurst
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
new york
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Lots of food and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were ushered to our table right away even though the restaurant was packed. We thought service would be slow but it was not. We placed our order and were served our main entree within 20 minutes. They also have a unlimited salsa and tortilla chips platter on every table to munch on while your waiting for your meal to arrive. There was plenty of food, it was tasty, hot and pretty good. I gave four stars because if your not familar with Mexican dishes, the descriptions on the menu werent that good.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“For the price El Cid's is an excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

El Cid's had good basic Mexican food. The menu had a good variety of options, all reasonably priced. I only wish they had something with a mole sauce. We found the food to be tasty and were happy to find some of the dishes had a little punch. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakhurst, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Mexican food in Oakhust”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Been going to EL Cid since it opened. Live 2miles away. Other Mexican restaurants have come and gone in Oakhurst. Always busy with a long wait at times. Prices have gone up recently, portions are good size consider splitting if you are on a budget. My favorites, Chile Colorado, Machaca, albondigas soup (much better choice than the dinner salad, dinner salad basic and bland) grilled Chicken salad and Rico's steak taco's. Margaritas are excellent (rocks are better than blended) Atmosphere can be loud in the main dinning room go on the patio if it bothers you, chips and salsa are plentiful and good. Thanks Tony for all the good times, good food and drink

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arnhem, Netherlands
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Local restaurant, real Mexican flavor. Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It seems like the place where locals go. It is a little bit outside of Oakhurst on your way to Yosemite. A menu with a lot of options, quick service and full plates. I loved the tomato sauce served with the doritos.

Visited September 2012
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California
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6 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best Margaritas in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I have had margaritas all over the world but the best ones are at El Cid's in Oakhurst. Tony, the owner will give you his recipe but it isn't the same when you make them at home. Oh, and the food is good too. Take a seat in the patio room and watch the finchs feeding and enjoy the beautiful catus garden.

Visited September 2012
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