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“A treasure in San Jose del Cabo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Herradero Mexican Grill and Bar

El Herradero Mexican Grill and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Temecula, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A treasure in San Jose del Cabo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our first visit to El Herradero, referred by the bell boy at our nearby resort, was so delicious that we paid another visit just before leaving for home. There were 7 of us, each having a different entree and every dish was extremely tasty! Chips,salsa and margarita's were also a huge hit. (The best strawberry margarita I had during our entire trip in San Jose) Besides the cozy atmosphere and great food, our server's "Pepe" on the first visit and "Juan" on the second made the experience complete and memorable. These two gentlemen are top notch, friendly and accommodating. Do not miss the opportunity to pay El Herradero a visit - it will become your favorite as it has ours!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 628DM628
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Chips and cilantro salsa good; save room for main course. We had the seafood dinner for two for 900 pesos, with quite a big serving of lobster. Also had octopus, fish, shrimp and scallops in a sauce, deep fried shrimp,and coconut shrimp. Rice and veggies on the side were cooked: cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli. Margaritas were o.k., weaker than mine. Also had beer. The seafood dinner for 2 would feed 3 easily. Good service for a busy night. TV movie with a Twilight movie and Mexican music were on.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bugdr11
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San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fun, memorable and delicious meal in San Jose del Cabo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family has been going to our favorite places in San Jose del Cabo for many years, but this time, we decided to try something different that was recommended by our resort staff: El Herradero. It is our new favorite restaurant! The host was so polite and accommodating. He really explained the featured dish, el molcajete, so well we all tried it. It was fantastic! Eric, our waiter, was so friendly and funny. He politely took our family photo at the table, then jumped in with a huge smile behind my kids when I took one of them. The coup de grace was Eric making us a mexican coffee for dessert. So impressive! The flan with that was muy bien. Big thumbs up for these guys. Muchos gracias!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BonnieBK
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Mission Viejo, California
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great food, authentic feel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were in San Jose del Cabo on Easter Sunday evening. It was fairly quiet and a local store owner suggested we try this restaurant. Boy, are we glad we did. Based on a suggestion from our waiter Reuben, we had the shrimp and flank steak in the hot stone bowl and the coconut shrimp. Wonderful! While I'm sure many tourists visit this restaurant, it is clearly popular among the locals and has an authentic feel - not touristy. The prices were very reasonable also. We will return!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank ligligmv
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Vernon, BC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had a wonderful dinner at El |Herradero, best salsa I've ever had, handmade chips and tortillas. The traditional dinner bowl was amazing. Ask for Erick, he is an excellent server. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a casual, family style atmosphere with great food and drinks.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wubbelina
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