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“Generic but tasty”

El Cid Mexican Cuisine
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Newark, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Generic but tasty”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

A pleasant Americanized Mexican-style restaurant, with a medium-long menu, and a choice of dinners of various sizes. Very efficient and helpful service. Somewhat noisy. Good place to east after touring Yosemite.

Visited July 2014
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Chowchilla, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very Good Mexican Food”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Good place for Mexican food when you are in the area. The service was good but not great. It took over ten minutes to get all of our groups food served. It would have been nice to all be served at the same time. Once the food all arrived it was hot and tasted good. The chips were warm and very good. There were only compliments from our group on the food. The service is the reason I could not give five stars.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great window seat”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The food was your typical Mexican fare. Best of all our window seat offered a great view of the plants outside and high desert environment. Service was very good too.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Good Mexican food, fast service, nice wait staff. Our party tried all of the following: taco, Chile Verde, enchilada, beef tostada, quesadilla, rice and beans. All were good. Nice place after spending the day in Yosemite. Fresh brewed iced tea was a plus.

  • Visited July 2014
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Lake Forest, California
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“The Best in Oakhurst”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

In an attempt to find a relaxing, good restaurant in Oakhurst, we came across El Cid located at the upper end of town. With the number of cars in their parking lot, this was obviously a popular place and was bound to be a great dinner. This clean, newly updated restaurant has a large menu of Mexican combination plates along with A La Carte items. The service was friendly and prompt. The Cadillac Margarita was excellent and the food was plentiful and delicious. I've been in Oakhurst several times in the past 25 years. However, I missed this gem. If you are in search of Mexican food in this small “Gateway to Yosemite” town, this is the place to go.

  • Visited June 2014
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