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“Cheap and average Mexican food-decent service though”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of El Chino

El Chino
Ranked #211 of 369 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Mexican
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Aptos, California
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314 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Cheap and average Mexican food-decent service though”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Since this close to where we live, we give this place another try every years.... And every time
we are somewhat disappointed. Service is good, but the food average at best. Decent chips, enchilada suizas, but tamales so-so and no homemade tortillas. Will probably try in another couple of years again.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
California City, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bring your appetite!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We dine here any time we are craving GOOD, authentic Mexican food! My husband loves the menudo on Sundays. Try the huevos rancheros or chorizo con huevos for breakfast. Excellent tacos, enchiladas, burritos, flautas. Full bar with excellent strawberry margaritas that really pack a punch! They also have food to go, happy hours with specials on drinks and food daily, and is very reasonably priced. Service is excellent. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not your average Mexican Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Good food and very friendly service. No pressure. Take your time with the chips and salsa while you read the Good Times to plan your weekend. Then, inhale that burrito!

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very nice staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

This is not fancy, but the staff are the nicest people and the food is plain good Mexican. Like their lime and vinegar marinated chicken tacos. Good prices too.

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