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Cenote Grill

) #2 of 297 Restaurants in Escondido $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
+1 760-740-9911
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cenote ranks up there in the top 5 Mexican restaurants we have eaten at and the only places we haven't eaten Mexican is in the NE and central mid-west. Why go downtown to eat Mexican when you can get great food and service in north...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will love cenote. The food is fantastic. The servers are great as well. We have been here many many times as we live fairly close. Give it a try it will not disappoint.

Thank sssj2008
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Based on positive reviews we stopped in when passing through Escondido. My husband ordered the enchilada bowl, I ordered the Ranchero burrito with chicken. The burrito was huge and came with a generous topping of sour cream, guacamole, and chopped romaine. It was fresh and...More

Thank goldenfam
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Had dinner here with my husband. Were no longer BIG eaters but was craving MX. I ordered the 2 taco plate with rice & beans. WOW! the portions were huge. Staying in a hotel we had to leave our food behind. Such a waste. I...More

Thank Polette G
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The rice and the beans were loaded with salt, and I told the waiter. He had no comment; I said, "They were pre-made, right?" He said, "Yes" but offered nothing in return. I had to leave them on the plate. The salsa--both the red and...More

Thank joyous1882
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Super fresh, no lard, unusual sauces, and lots of flavor! Much better than the typical Mexican fare.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a small place. Plan to wait. I have never had a bad meal here. Not your typical Mexican food. Be adventurous.

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for Mexican food not too far from the hotel. The reviews on Trip Adviser convinced us to give Cenote a try. What a find!! They were super busy when we arrived at 7:00 but we found a cozy booth in the corner....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place! The food is so fresh and not greasy and heavy like so many Mexican restaurants. The couple that own it keep a great variety of specials in addition to the menu. The only thing is, be prepared to wait for service....More

Thank jrulien
Reviewed 31 March 2017

There were 8 of us, so we ordered a variety of dishes. All were very good. The service was very slow. They seemed short handed because our waitress also helped out in the kitchen.

Thank Ray F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-740-9911
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