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“The BEST Mexican I have EVER had!!!!”

Castillo's Mexican Food
Ranked #9 of 39 Restaurants in Mariposa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Columbus, Georgia
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The BEST Mexican I have EVER had!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've had Mexican all over the US and in Mexico, but this tiny little place in Mariposa, CA has to be the best authentic Mexican food I've ever had. tortillas are freshly made on premiss--daily. the sals has some real kick to it, but not in an "inferno in your mouth" kind way. Portions are generous. Everything is homemade/home-cooked. No pre-processed canned, bagged, frozen or bottled here.

As I said, the place is VERY small. If it is a busy night/weekend (lots of tourists) you might have to wait, but the wait will be worth it!

Pricing is moderate. Nothing on the menu is overpriced or overly expensive, especially considering the quality and taste!

  • Visited June 2012
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Seattle
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love the decor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's 100 degrees & we chose to sit outside. Food was good, but since we were the only idiots out there in the heat, they sort of forgot about us so we had to wait to be served. Loved the decor!

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

friendly, busy, inexpensive and delicious. It was very busy with locals and the calfire guys were filling up before a night of thunderstorms.

Visited September 2012
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Thank sculpt2001
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Mariposa, California
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Casual”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Not the best Mexican in the world, but satisfying. The menu is typical. They have beer on the menu. Good for lunch or dinner. Not loud.

Visited September 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
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“Great little find!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Our hotel sent us to Castillo's when we asked for restaurant suggestions in Mariposa. We had to wait a bit for a table (because the restaurant is so tiny), but it was well worth it. Being from the east we were looking for a great "authentic" Mexican meal and we found it. We loved everything we had from chimichangas to fajitas to arroz con pollo. After a day in the park we needed a great meal and we found it at Castillo's.

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