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“Always a consistent meal”

El Cid Mexican Cuisine
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We go up to the Oakhurst area about once a month, so we probably go to El Cid with friends about 3-4 times per year.
A favorite with the locals, this restaurant is always hopping!
Great margaritas.
Food is good, but it is also your run-of-the-mill menu. Nothing innovative.
If you want something different, try La Cabana Restaurant in North Fork. But you must have reservations, as the place only has about 6-8 tables!

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This traditional Mexican restaurant is pretty good. The menu is fairly standard for Mexican restaurants, but the food is good and the service is quite satisfactory. We tend to stop here when passing through.

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Thank prevere
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Having never eaten Mexican food in the US before, we were looking forward to it. We arrived in the early evening after a long hot day in Yosemite Valley. And had to be moved straight away because the air con was so cold in the corner of the room we had been given. Mistake...we were shown to a table in a larger but predominantly empty room with transport cafe decor and plastic chairs.
Having enquired about the meaning of the dishes, we duly ordered and looked forward to our meals.
When they arrived, we were shocked......my burrito, whilst cooked well was smothered in a grey slop like sauce and topped with much too much cheese. It turned out to be refried beans!! My wife and friends were equally unimpressed by their choices. We ate a small amount and left, vowing to not eat Mexican again...the waitress did her best...but she lacked any personality, just like the restaurant.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great atmosphere,quick service lovely chips and dips. However the main course was a let down my shredded chicken tasted disgusting and my husbands main course was sickly .

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Thank BethJarrow
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Good price, quantity and selection, but food was kind of average. Very watery salsa; rice was "instant" and somewhat bland. Had a chimichunga which was okay, but not made "quite right." Table was tacky-sticky. Loud room (a child's BD party going on) and crowded. Three rooms all full. This on a Tuesday night. Might be the most popular Mexican place on the one-road strip, though we saw many other smaller Mexican places. No big deal, but a satisfying, filling meal.

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Thank TheWryter
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