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“Not so great.”

El Cid Mexican Cuisine
Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Porter ranch, ca
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not so great.”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We had never been to El CID before, so we decided to take a walk on the wild side and try something new. Not such a great idea. The burritos and tacos were so, so. The chili relleno was awful. It got four bad votes from the four people in our party of six who got them. The salsa was ok, but the chips tasted like bagged from some place like Smart and Final. The server was very friendly, but the margarita tasted watered down and the wine, while there was a large variety (Chardonnay, Chablis, white zin and a couple of reds) there was only one brand available. I am not sure what it was called, but it tasted not so good. Perhaps El Sid should concentrate on Chardonnay, Pinot grigios, Pinot noir and a merlot or Zinfandel and have, maybe two wine brand choices. We will not be back.

Visited July 2014
Thank Maria G
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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Look forward to eating at El Cid every year....Busiest place in town, worth the wait if you cannot be seated immediately. Pitcher of margaritas is the way to go. The bean and chorizo dip is amazing!

Visited July 2014
Thank Krystal P
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Newark, New Jersey
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
Thank Rachel H
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Chowchilla, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
Thank Robert M
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