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“Nice atmosphere but slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Serranos Mexican Restaurant

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Serranos Mexican Restaurant
40869 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9794
559-561-7283
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Ranked #13 of 14 Restaurants in Three Rivers
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Tunbridge Wells
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere but slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We checked in late in our motel and there was the nearby option of a pizza place and this mexican restaurant. The pizza place looked a bit like a fast food one, so we opted for the Mexican which had a nice patio with string lights and music. Seating was a bit chaotic and no one seemed in charge, but after we had just grabbed some chairs at a table we felt very comfortable. The food turned out to be delicious and was served in large portions, but the service was very slow. Thanks to Amelia, the cute neighbourhood dog who comes and visits the patio apparently every day, we kept ourselves entertained and didn't mind the wait, but don't visit when you are in a hurry.

Visited August 2013
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Midwest
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor dining great Mexican food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The outdoor dining was very nice, the service was good, food was great, and the prices were just right!

Visited July 2013
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Tustin, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“A nice surprise in this small tourist town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Three Rivers is a small, rustic, tourist-oriented town near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. In this kind of setting you tend not to have high expectations of the dining options, of which there are just a handful. So, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food we received at Serrano’s.

This seems to be a popular place, with a customer mix of tourists and local residents. There is both an indoor dining area and an outdoor patio, both of which were full this particular evening. The service was courteous and helpful, if a tad slow; the prices were reasonable. My wife was very happy with her grilled chicken tostada, while my albondigas (meatball) soup was perhaps the best I’ve ever had.

Given the combination of food quality and value, this restaurant exceeded our expectations.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Ana, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Better not be in a hurry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

It was seat yourself and we didn't get a menu for at least 15 minutes. Our drink orders came out pretty fast but she left before we could order our food. So we had to wait at least 20 minutes before we ASKED her to take our order. Once we placed our orders it took just about an hour for everything to come out. I mean two families picked up their kids and left before their food even came because it took so long. I ordered the Chicken Burrito. I was happy with the size of the burrito but the authenticity of it was not there. And flies were EVERYWHERE! The food was decent but not worth the wait. I say give it a shot if you have time to kill.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Great Falls, Montana
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“ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

great service but you are sitting looking at a parking lot.was close to motel. we did see bats flying around which was fun

Visited June 2013
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