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El Canelo

Mexican, Southwestern
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12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
+1 301-533-4448
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love El Canelo. Their menu is extensive and reasonable. The food is plentiful and delicious. The service is good and we enjoy going with friends to catch up and have a consistently enjoyable meal.

Thank delilah62
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A bit surprising to find good Mexican food in a small mountain town. Friends said to check it so I did. The food is quite tasty. Service friendly and quick. They did not rush us through as we sat and enjoyed the social side of eating. Check it out if you want good real mexican and not the chain food... More 

Thank Hugh B
New Jersey
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped for lunch here and the food and service was great. It wasn't too expensive and the portions were good. It's nothing too fancy but has good options for vegetarians.

Thank radhapubby
Terra Alta, West Virginia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Based on all of the positive reviews and passing by the restaurant many times, (Mexican cuisine being my favorite), we finally decided to stop by Friday night. Everything from the cheese dip to the Chili Releno was amazing! We got a lot of food for the money and even had some leftovers to take home with us. The portions were... More 

Thank Melanie M
Little River, South Carolina
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160 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by with friends for lunch. I ordered the Pollo Ranchero lunch special. The sauce was slightly more tomato flavored than what i am used to at home in SC, but was still very good. Service was very quick and efficient. Prices were reasonable. We would eat here again when in the area.

Thank Steve Z
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch with the wife. Great nachos and salsa. The tacos, burritos, and enchiladas are awesome. The margaritas are nice and strong.

Thank Jermaine E
Sterling, Virginia
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were looking for good eats in Oakland MD and BOOM, WOW and KaPOW! What a great Mexican restaurant! We had their margaritas, queso and of wow that food. It was an awesome experience. We had lunch there and was so full we skipped dinner. Great place, great atmosphere and fantastic food! AWESOME!

Thank stm1258
Utica, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We all love Mexican and our extended family went here for dinner. The complimentary chips and salsa and array of hot sauces were a great start. The service was very good and the food tasted great. Even with our large group and variety of taste buds, I think everyone enjoyed their meals. Tasted like good Mexican food should, portions were... More 

Thank karenacee
Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic. I really liked how they provided individual salsa bowls for each guest. No germ sharing this way

Thank emolina22206
Chanute, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good. We ordered enchiladas, tacos, and burritos. The cheese dip and salsa was yummy. Service was quick. We were on vacation and may be back before we leave.

Thank Janae P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 301-533-4448
El Canelo - Place page
maps.google.com - 12680 Garrett Highway, Oakland - (301) 533-4448

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?