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“Authentic Mexican cuisine and exquisite margaritas”
Review of El Callejon - CLOSED

El Callejon
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Encinitas Blvd.
Transit: Coaster.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Probably my favorite Mexican restaurant in this area. Incredible margaritas, using fresh lime juice (no mix). Nice ambiance, mainly seating outdoors. The shrimp in chipotle sauce in excellent. Good service, can get busy, sometimes loud. A little pricey but worth it if you're looking for good, authentic Mexican food and killer margaritas. Nice kids' menu as well.

Thank JJF525
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wanted some Mexican food with the family for my daughters 21st bday. We wanted fajitas and tacos. They don't serve that type of mexican food. we were disappointed. They did the sketchiest thing to do my daughter for her bday... looked like she was being gagged with chloroform with a napkin over her face....but they were giving her a shot of i don't know what... nice idea but the delivery was horrible... Won't go back. Much better places around...

Thank LJucha
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It is 19 steps from the front desk to Tomiko's, and after driving all day to get to Encinitas, it was nice to be able to just walk across the lobby into a nice restaurant , order a well deserved cocktail and dinner and look out at the ocean.

Thank 89vette89
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant so many times and it never disappoints us! A fun family friendly atmosphere with great service and great food. If you are looking for greasy Tex-Mex type Mexican food this place is NOT fir you. This is authentic central Mexican-Mexico City cuisine with amazing flavor. The languistino en chipotle sauce us about the best dish I have ever had anywhere. For lighter fare try their Tacos Rajas or Pescado Limon. The guacamole is a great starter that my kids absolutely love. Certainly it is one if the best restaurants in Encinitas! Oh and don't forget to try their Margarita Especial or the skinny Margarita is good too.

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Thank Lucy E
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

This review refers to El Callejon in the new Vista Village. Met friends for Happy Hour. Nice outdoor seating area. Good chips and salsa. Delicious margharitas and wide selection of draft beers. Friendly service. We had three starters, all with good flavour. Would go back and try the main menu.

Thank Drumraine
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