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“Excellent food and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Jardin

El Jardin
Ranked #1 of 168 Restaurants in Manteca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: part of a chain
Manteca
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

This place is NOT a Taco Bell. Selection and food is fantistic. Servers do a great job making sure you are a happy camper and have everything you need.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Quality Mexican Food and Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had a nice meal. The chicken fajitas with tortillas, rice and beans had really good flavor ($15), the kids cheese quesadilla ($5) with fries (instead of rice and beans) and the chicken enchiladas ($11) with rice and beans were also both good. The margarita was big and tasty ($5.50). The staff was great about refilling our water glasses and the chips and salsas (all good). The watch out is that the wait can be long. We had no wait just after 7pm, but while eating we could see the wait area fill up. Some parties left rather than wait. Our service was great, but it probably did not hurt that we were near the kitchen. The staff passed our table a lot and were good at checking on us. The service was outstanding, but everything else was just good. (above avg fajitas and salsa)

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Thank John F
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

We spent the night in Manteca on the way to Yosemite & El Jardin was recommended by the hotel we were staying in. Margaritas were perfect & all our meals were wonderful. I had the tamales, my husband had enchiladas & my daughter had a burrito - which she said was the best she'd ever had. Service was great & the atmosphere very attractive. Wish we had a restaurant like this on the East Coast!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TMCS
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Manteca, California
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375 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

This is our favortie place to go for mexican food. Good food and good service. it is a cute little place. Clean ~

Visited February 2012
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Thank Sally J
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California
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mexican Food Snobs Approve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We have tried many items on their menu and find them all to be great. The salsa is wonderful. If you need something hotter, just ask for it. The grilled chicken salad is a favorite. Also, our family likes the combo plates.
We have tasted many southwestern restaurants, and still go back to El Jardin.

Very family acceptable.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank greenthumbCalifornia
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