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“excellent service, awesome homemade salsa”
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El Cerrito
Ranked #43 of 123 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Cuisines: Mexican
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Avon, CT
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“excellent service, awesome homemade salsa”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very pleasant waitstaff, the food was fresh and not too spicy. One could enjoy all the flavors of the delicately seasoned tex-mex chicken in a bed of mixed salad greens. The servings were large and they refreshed our chip and salsa bowl regularly. The salsa is chock full of tomatoes . We were able to talk and visit without being bombarded by loud music . There were quite a few people at the bar and they too appeared relaxed and not rushed to buy the next drink. The help appeared genuinely happy to be working and serving their guests. The food was a good value and authentic. The food was individually prepared for each guest. Was it of top quality-no but it was very good and priced accordingly.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Menlo Park, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Fish Tacos in Town”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

El Cerrito is the local diner/Mexican restaurant in my neighborhood. I have ordered "to go" from there every week for 11 years. The waitstaff/owners are wonderful. The food is always fresh and delicious. Open for a typical American diner breakfast everyday, pancakes and home fries do not disappoint (not to mention huevos rancheros). For lunch and dinner, the mexican food reigns. They have the BEST fish tacos - grilled cod with mango salsa and avacado. Ask for specials, or ask for a custom dish (for example, the fish with mango prepared as a salad) and you are all set. Good wine. Great service. Lovely family. Diner atmosphere: vinyl seats and booths with no pretension. Older couples come here every weekend for brunch; teenagers come here after school for a munchie fit; solos come here to read their book and have a nice meal; families come here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and know that they are getting great value and welcoming service; real people come here to relax and hang out. Love this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank HikesAndMusic
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“Sophie”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We love the food and friendly service. The super taco is a favorite they also have good breakfasts. My husband likes the chili rellenos and the enchiladas.

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Thank Cathy P
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Antibes, France
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice, friendly place”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This place has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. When sitting down, one gets nachos with salsa for free (with refills). The portions of food are pretty healthy, the staff is friendly and service is quick.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank cr333
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Redwood City, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly and filling”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The staff has been wonderful on the 3 occasions I have eaten there - once at lunch and twice for dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Chris T
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