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El Jardin

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1581 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA
+1 760-728-4556
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11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Oceanside, California, United States
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This past week, we enjoyed, yet again, an extraordinarily good Mexican-food dinner at El Jardin. I had the Tostada Suprema and he enjoyed the sea-food enchiladas, both were excellent quality, good portion and at a reasonable pricing. Also, the Negra Modelo was a great accompaniment to my dinner. We truly enjoy this Mexican-food restaurant, John a co-owner was very pleasant,... More 

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San Marcos, California
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948 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stopped in because I daughter recommended it. Every place we have gone before has "Taco Tuesday", not this place. Wednesday is the day to get Tacos and these are not the little street tacos, these are full sized tacos with loads of stuffing. Mix and match flavors for $3 per taco. I had three Beef, Pork and Chicken, all delicious.... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Your dining experience starts with unlimited tortilla chips, salsa and queso. For over 40 years as a Fallbrook tradition, they use locally sourced, fresh ingredients. A full and varied menu assures choices to satisfy everyone. Pollo Fundido, Achiote Chicken, Grilled Mahi Tacos and my favorite, the Mexican Pizza. On their Wild Wednesdays they serve $3.00 margaritas and $3.00 tacos, soft... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

As out of towners we were hungry pretty early. We parked about 10 minutes before the place opened and they actually opened up a few minutes early because we were sitting there! They serve incredible Mexican food at very reasonable prices. They not only tolerated our children, but really seemed to enjoy them and interacted with them which made my... More 

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Thank Pete4vol
Southern California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visit El Jardin on a regular basis and do so because of the people and the quality of the meals served. We have never been disappointed. We were there last night (8/13/16) for dinner because in addition to our enjoyment of the meal, it is also a great value in that their prices are very reasonable. There is always... More 

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Thank Paul C
Fallbrook, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have tried several menu items at this restuarant and have never been disappointed. Their Carne Asada plate is excellent.

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Thank fluevano
Fallbrook, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Never have to wait to be seated. The food never disappoints. Neither does the service. Have gone there for date night as well as with family and friends. Accomodates large groups. American food as well.

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Thank Sharon D
North County San Diego
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Everything is great here. Salmon, Enchiladas, Tacos. The bread pudding is to die for. Fried Ice Cream is wonderful BUT....the Salsa is fantastic! Friendly service, the owner is on the floor. Don't forget the Margaritas!

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Thank nancycand
Fallbrook, California
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a typical / average Mexican restaurant, with all the normal menu items, with little that stands out as special or dramatically good. It makes a nice place to go for a decent / average meal at a reasonable / average price. I'd like to give it better than an average rating, but that is what it earned. Not... More 

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Thank The1911guy
Fallbrook, California
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125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This place once was the best Mexican food in Fallbrook. Unfortunately, it changed owners. As part of that, the food quality went down. The waiting staff is still very friendly, and the prices are still reasonable. The tamales and fajitas are very good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1581 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fallbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 760-728-4556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?