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“Great Mex Food”

El Canelo Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 57 Restaurants in Oneida
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

My son and I recently visited this Mexican Restaurant in the Glenwood Shopping Center in Oneida NY. They offer a happy hour for your favorite beverages. We had the steak and chicken fajita. It was outstanding and served on a sizzling skillet. This is truly authentic Mexican food, the burrito, fajitas and salsa. All the wait staff are of Mexican heritage. A true Mexican restaurant worth visiting. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank Roger V
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nothing fancy about this place. But the good food makes up for the lack of ambiance. Everything comes out piping hot (temperature) with plenty of choices of sauces to kick up the heat taste-wise. Contrary to what many believe Mexican food is not normally hot...spicy maybe but not hot unless you ask for it that way.

Fajitas are delicious and the platter comes out loaded. Chile rellenos are not fried --just stuffed which we prefer. Refried beans are creamy and tasty. Refills on sodas and ice tea. If you want a quick meal without much ambiance or stellar service (some of the wait staff acts as if they are still struggling with English) then this is the place to go. Very nice to families with youngsters we have noticed and because of the physical setup of the place a child can't easily destroy anything :)

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Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Go to the grocery store and buy a frozen Old El Paso entrée because it could not be worse than the food we have been served here, which appears to be all microwaved, not fresh. I never knew that a microwave was considered traditional cooking equipment.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This restaurant is your average Mexican restaurant. The food and service are good but not much better than your average Mexican restaurant. However, upstate New York is not known for good Mexican food. This is probably this best place within 30 miles of my town.

Thank CKC183
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We discovered El Canelo, just 2 months ago and have been 2 times since. Their menu is huge, the food is great and the prices are inexpensive. The refried beans are our favorite, but we've enjoyed everything we've ordered. The waiters aren't super attentive, but the food comes out quickly and they've been accommodating, (we just had to flag them down for the check and on occasion drink refills).

The last time we went we got the Sunday buffet ($8.50) which was a huge disappointment. There wasn't any cheese on the buffet (for your tacos, burritos or taco salads) and when we asked about it, we were told it wasn't included. The buffet also didn't come with chips and salsa, which is complementary with any other food purchase, even the lunch specials which are under $6!

We will definitely be returning for the authentic Mexican food, but will not be repeating the Sunday buffet.

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Thank MomOfTwo88
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