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“Good for the area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Cid Mexican Cuisine

El Cid Mexican Cuisine
Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
san francisco, ca
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good for the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Nothing special about the food, but very special to get Mexican food, fresh salsa, good chips, and a nice view in the middle of Oakhurst. A break from all the bland American food in the area, and much better prices. Would go back to sample the many tequilas, but we were at lunch so abstained. Good service, too.

Visited November 2012
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Pacific Grove,CA
1 review
“Always Busy, Lots of Regulars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This restaurant is always crowded. Food is popular and there are always lots of regular customers and visitors from out of town going to Yosemite. Service is good and there is a lot to select from on the menu. My favorite is their albondagus soup.

Visited November 2012
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San Diego
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Good food and great margs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We visited El Cid while staying at the Tenaya Lodge about 13 miles away near the South entrance of Yosemite. We wanted Mexican food and were tired of eating the resort food at Tenaya. We live in San Diego so we know Mexican but I have to say, El Cid was good! The food was fresh: crispy lettuce and chips, etc. The house margarita was excellent and reasonably priced. The menu was quite extensive. The only thing was they didn't have any homemade HOT sauce; they had an El Cid sauce but it was more like an enchilada sauce. The pico de gallo was good but mild.

We went on a Sunday night and the place was busy with nearby church attendees, locals and others. The service was very prompt and friendly. The view of the mountains while eating was very pleasant. I would definitely go back again.

  • Visited October 2012
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new york
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170 reviews
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“Lots of food and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were ushered to our table right away even though the restaurant was packed. We thought service would be slow but it was not. We placed our order and were served our main entree within 20 minutes. They also have a unlimited salsa and tortilla chips platter on every table to munch on while your waiting for your meal to arrive. There was plenty of food, it was tasty, hot and pretty good. I gave four stars because if your not familar with Mexican dishes, the descriptions on the menu werent that good.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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147 reviews
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“For the price El Cid's is an excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

El Cid's had good basic Mexican food. The menu had a good variety of options, all reasonably priced. I only wish they had something with a mole sauce. We found the food to be tasty and were happy to find some of the dishes had a little punch. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable.

  • Visited October 2012
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