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Nuevo Grill & Cantina

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1413 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2128
+1 760-789-2801
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Claremont, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

The food was really just adequate but the fact that there were 3 of us and each persons food came at a different time, was ridiculous. The service was slow and although the server apologized it did not stop her from bringing out each persons meal at 3 different intervals. We were also seated under a fan, and it was... More 

Thank jenjen229
Ramona, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I at there on Saturday evening with a mid-sized group of people. The service was excellent and the waitress gets 5 stars, but the food was terrible. I ordered the fajita melt. It was tasteless. I could have eaten the yellow pages and it would have tasted better. I really had my heart set on a taco salad, but guess... More 

Thank Richard B
Ramona, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Nuevo Grill is a classic Mexican restaurant with the usual mainstays. Service is generally quick and frequent, and place has the feel of a cantina in Rosarito. Good food, reasonable pricing, a bar with beer and blended drinks, what more could you want?

Thank RussCinRamona
Ramona, California
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185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nuevo Grill has done a fantastic make over. Food is great and so plentiful and service was fun. You could tell everyone was having fun. I got the carnitas burrito and it hardly fit on the plate. Never had a bad meal there. Pick anything and you will enjoy. Margaritas were huge and cold. Yeal

Thank Eileen C
Alexandria, Virginia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an overlooked and misunderstood restaurant. Granted the food is Mexican fairer but we are in cowboy country of San Diego county, you are going to get country western music. Such is life, you can never have enough diversity. First the chips and salsa are delightful. Salsa a little runny, but get extra napkins you will be fine. My... More 

Thank Getawaygalsd
San diego Ca
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food is overpriced, not good flavors, very slow service. I tried to eat there once more and was still disappointed.

Thank Yesenia E
Ramona, California
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201 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a popular place for locals to meet, and some swear the food is great. I have not found that to be true, but maybe it's because there are 15 other real Mexican restaurants in town! Margaritas are good here, if you get the expensive ones.

Thank rcurry17
Ramona, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I had not been to this local restaurant in probably 6-7 yrs. We decided to go last week. I got the fajitas and they were delicious. They still have very good chips and salsa too. My husband enjoyed his chimichanga. The portions were quite large and the food was well prepared. The service was very good too.... More 

Thank Diane H
Ramona, California
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

A pleasant small Mexican restaurant with a bit of outside seating next to the parking lot. It is nicely decorated. I haven't found the food to match the decorations, but others have been happier.

Thank Early B
Ramona, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Nuevo grill used to be quite good. In fact it used to be one of the few restaurants in Ramona that we would go to for a nice Mexican dinner. Well, sadly we will not be going back. Over the years the food has detiriorated to the point of being a completely flavorless and bland and not well prepared. Do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1413 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ramona
  • Phone Number: +1 760-789-2801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?