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El Canelo Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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167 E Main St, Frostburg, MD 21532-1336
(301) 687-0750
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Canton, Ohio
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El Canelo for lunch. The fajitas were good. The service was quick. The chips and salsa were ok - neither the best nor worst I have had.

Thank STW13_13
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Every dish is perfect. The salsa & chips are just the beginning of a wonderful dining experience. Don't forget your doggy bag, always something left to take home. A place we go out of our way to eat!! Enjoy, OLAY!!

Thank RRaff
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am no connoisseur of Mexican food. I eat it occasionally and have been to Mexico several times. El Canelo was what I expected in a small PA town. It was clean, the server was very friendly, the food came out quickly and as ordered. I was not disappointed with anything and the vegetarian options were well rounded. Won't be... More 

Thank dannyluch
Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Gluten free and vegetarian friendly menu. Fast and friendly service and prices were reasonable. All corn tortillas and refried pinto beans were good and so was the chicken burrito.

1 Thank scarlett h
Springs, Pa.
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Good food ... good variety ... reasonable prices ... Lunch specials for reduced prices. On street parking or limited space in the back

Thank drdsprings
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The food here is amazing. The service is fantastic. It was so good we had to come back twice during our stay.

Thank VoyageReport
Laurel, Maryland
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

We went to this place for dinner, on a tip form a local friend. It was not crowded, and the food was excellent, and massive in portion. Bar drinks and beer available.

Thank Patrick S
Sarasota, Florida
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272 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

I had high hopes because the people were so nice and the service was fast. The food, however, was very disappointing. They have 7 different vegetarian platters and I ordered #7, which came with a cheese enchilada, a bean burrito, and chile relleno. The platter arrived with everything drowning in sauce (three different ones). The enchilada sauce was very sweet--after... More 

Thank lizardtiff
Frostburg, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I can't say enough good things about El Canelo. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced, they have great lunch and drink specials, and everyone there treats you like family. One of our favorites!

Thank Starshine1973
Rockville, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were on a bike tour of the GAP and stopped in Frostburg for the evening. As we have spent time in Texas, were were prepared for the usual TEXMEX fare. We split a mixed Fajitas as I read the portions were very large and found it just right. The corn tortillas do not typically stand up to steaming...they didn't... More 

Thank James F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 E Main St, Frostburg, MD 21532-1336
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frostburg
  • Phone Number: (301) 687-0750

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