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“Average Mexican food.”

El Compadre Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Average Mexican food.”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Service is great and quick. Average mexican food. Nothing special. Large portions though. Go North of town to find.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Lookingforsun4
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Oysterville, WA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful food!”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We had lunch today at El Compadre. I had a cheese enchilada and a taco; my husband ordered chile relleno. Really very tasty and served with rice and beans. Very generous portion. The chips were homemade as was the salsa - not too spicy but just enough zing. Good selection of Mexican beers. Decor is wonderful with bright traditional Mexican colors. Service was very good. Also, Mexican music playing - very atmospheric. We will go back often.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank oystergobbler
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Long Beach, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“They Need Help!”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

They need help. The only reason why I did not rate them with a terrible, was because my husband thought his dinner was edible. He had a taco that did have meat, but not even have a hint of meat, that you could taste. He did not eat the taco. I ordered chicken asda, with relleno. The chicken was so try that I would not even take it home to my dogs. The relleno, was like eating rubber. The owner came up to me to let me know they had been selling that dish all night and this was the first one that was sent back. I guess they did not have taste buds, or just felt they needed to eat poorly made food. They did take my meal off our check, but the damage was done and we will not be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Becky S
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Ocean Park, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Bringing some Heat to a Cool Area”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

El Compadre is a welcome, cozy, bright, clean, enrichment to the often damp and dull peninsula neighborhood. They serve a fresh, moderately spicy home-made salsa that begins to reawaken taste buds from routine dormancy in the off-season but still piquant enough to satisfy visiting Southwesterners. Need to read menu carefully, some items are prepared a bit differently than is usual for U.S. Mexican food (example: There are mushrooms in Fajitas and some other dishes). The staff is ready to assist with substitutions and modifications upon request. Enchilada red sauce and guacamole are both flavorful but mild. If you have friends or family members that complain that Mexican food is too hot, this is a really good place to get them to try new entrees without worrying about the Scoville ratings.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Sheplabs
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Ocean Park,Wa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quality A+++”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Surprising! Great Mexican food at the beach! Not your average Mexican meal...a little extra "flare"...real pork/beef that is quality ...no fat or grissle surprises in the meaty-cheesy bites...amazingly fast, great and kind server, a fantastic fast and delicious meal! The guacamole is terrific, chips kept coming, did not have to ask for water, refills on the spot, just a super dinner.

Visited March 2013
Thank SRCOceanPark_Wa
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