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El Jardin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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76 N Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370-4708
(209) 588-0770
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a stop here based on other reviews. The food was good. I will have to return and try one of their specialties. The staff was above and beyond; extremely attentive, friendly, and appeared to be happy to be working at this restaurant. The staff was so pleasant that the food could have been bad and I would still give... More 

Thank J K
Sonora, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Good Mexican food at reasonable prices. Nice decor with outside seating available. It's easy to find as it is right on Washington Street in downtown Sonora.

Coulterville, Illinois
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

For some reason, while I have eaten at other locations of this chain, never stopped in to this location before. Several locals have recommended it, so decided to give it a try. Found their garden to be a very pleasant dining atmosphere. While waiting for a friend, the waitress followed up on several queries I had about ingredients my spouse... More 

Thank DaleMMR
Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

the wait staff was not friendly at all. not very patient with the older people in our party. the food wasn't that good. to high priced for what you got. the margaritas were terrible. cheap sweet and sour mix.

Thank manddsmith112
Newry, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten in quite a few Mexican restaurants and this is definitely the best. The chips and salsa were yummy (very hot,the way we like it!) The food was just superb. From the delicious beans to the flavour packed stir fried veggies- we just devoured every bit of that food! The veggie fajitas were fantastic! We also had a... More 

Thank SballNewry
Manteca, CA
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We have visited a few El Jardin's and have not been disappointed. Love the high back booths, you kind of feel like you have your own private little area. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful tasty Mexican food! Love the tortilla chips too, both corn and flour. You don't find that everywhere!! Their green sauce is soooo good!!

Thank MichelleManteca_CA
San Jose, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We love this place. It has good food, great margarita's and hand-made chips. If you go, try the mole, it's a real treat.

Thank KCV123
Sonora, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Been here several times, quality and service is hit and miss but the environment and location is great. This time their chips were good, sometimes they are stale. Top menu items are the crab enchilada, shirmp diablo tacos and chipotle fish tacos. The lemon chicken tacos are pretty good too, sometimes too salty.

Thank Tricia2980
Sonora, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

This place has a pretty standard menu with the usual combo plates. Good chips and salsa. An outside patio is nice in the early evenings. Friendly service. Been here a while.

Thank Charles H
Angels Camp, California
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This was our first visit here. So glad we found this little gem. Someone recently wrote the service wasn't friendly and we almost skipped it. Our server was friendly and helpful. We ordered green chicken enchiladas and they were one of the best I've ever had. The house margarita was also one of the best we've had in long time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 N Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
  • Phone Number: (209) 588-0770

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