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“Good Mexican Food”
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 October 23, 2013

Had a taste for Mexican and read the reviews for this place. Pretty accurate. The food was fine. Some of the dishes were even a little interesting. Not your average low cost Mexican restaurant. They definitely try to make it different. The rating is actually somewhere between average and very good. So many good Mexican places to eat in this part of the State. You won't be disappointed here!

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Thank FrankSandy
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

DO NOT BUY THE GROUPON/LIVING SOCIAL VOUCHER. THIS IS A SCAM!! Our first time here and the host asked if we wanted to sit in the "happy hour area" or general seating. We told him we had a voucher and protested against the happy hour area because of the conditions. He assured us he would take our voucher in the bar with happy hour pricing. After we received our check, a gentleman introducing himself as the "district manager" pulled the bait and switch. He told us he could not honor our voucher as previously promised blaming a poorly trained staff for the false promise. He stated his boss would take it out of his own paycheck if he honored our voucher! WHAT THE HECK, IS THIS MEXICO!? Yes, I'm calling their HR department to verify this practice!! He compensated us 2 margaritas but would not honor our voucher. Now, we're stuck with a voucher to a restaurant who scams customer for profit. We never want to return! WE'VE BEEN SCAMMED!!

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Thank ElizabethTA
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Relatives took us there. Maybe we're spoiled from 35yrs living in East LA, but the food was just average. Service was terrible. I asked 3 times for corn tortillas, & was given flour ones near the end of the meal. Expensive, too. Encinitas has better Mexican . Try La Cotija, on Hwy 101.

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Thank Susana G
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I ate there after reading some reviews and we were not disapointed. The service good, food was tasty, rice and beans were average mex resturant quality a little pricey but you are in Encinitas. Margis were real good and they had a lot of different kinds to choose from. My wife allready wants to go back.

Thank Tmoss1
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Excellent drinks, music and service. Having been to Mexico many times I must say this is as genuine as can be for being in the States. The place is very charming and really makes you feel you are in Mexico. Parking is a little hard to find and sometimes there is a long wait but aside from that it's a must go to place.

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Thank MundoEd
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