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2271 Michael Dr, Newbury Park, CA 91320-3340
+1 805-376-8226
09:00 - 21:30
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The menu is large. I wanted to order about 6 different items but they only had 3 in stock. Rice, beans and guacamole. I wanted rumchata or even horchata. They didn't have any. I wanted churros or funnel cakes, they didnt have any. I wanted empandas, they didnt have any. Guy at the front desk said I was "making things... More 

Thank CocoLaChae
Beaumont, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Apparently, this little gem was a former Taco Bell and it was replaced with authentic and delicious Mexican food. The staff is quite friendly and they even have Mariachis on the weekends (along with the Menudo to go with a nice cold cervesa). Carnitas are awesome and Chile Relleno is to die for!!! Ask about Shrimp wrapped in Bacon...OMG!!!

Thank sandrona63
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Tongue is tasty and so very tender and even more delicious on the thick hand made soft tortillas. Chile relleno was excelent too. Visa card accepted. Ample parking. Take Borchard exit off 101.

Thank Margaret Y
Newbury Park, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2016

On my first visit, yesterday, I had the Steak Burrito and the Chile Relleno. Burrito was average - steak cubes a little over done. BUT the Relleno was the best I have ever eaten. Hence my second visit today. Again, the best - hot to the last bite and a really good sized entrée. Down side was the loud volume... More 

Thank Richard S
Lodi, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We ended up here for a quick meal post Trick or Treating on Halloween night. Not quite FAST food, but way better! My kids loved it.

Thank ckaroberson
Newport Beach, California
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This location used to be a mexican fast food chain location (name withheld, you know which one it was). Now it is home to one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in which I have had the please of eating. This is not your high-end fancy normal fair places. It has more of that simple elegance of a mom and... More 

Thank Reid F. K
Thousand Oaks, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Yes, El Sancho Loco is in a former Taco Bell, no liquor, and it sometimes it takes a while for your order to arrive. But, made to order takes time, and great food is worth waiting for. The Chile Rellenos are incredible, the Enbchiladas (especially with chicken) are great, and the Cobb Salad (be sure to ask to add chicken... More 

Thank Ralph S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2014

I had a carne verde combo plate with a small drink. The food was great but it was almost $15 for lunch, Huh??? This much for a hole in the wall place. The salsa was watered down and the place was a little messy.

Thank Mike C
Ventura County, CA
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

Located in an old Taco Bell, ambiance isn't really all that, but the food and service are terrific. My faves are the carne asada California burrito (huge!) and the pastor tacos with pineapple. Food is consistent and delicious!

Thank Teri O
Thousand Oaks, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Let Me start this review by saying, I no longer reside within Minutes of ESL. I now live out of state in a small town named Pahrump Nevada. They say they have Mexican Food, But Their ability to cook Proper Mexican Food is about as good as my attempting to make Ethiopian Brunch Food. After driving over 300 miles and... More 

Thank TheReview007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2271 Michael Dr, Newbury Park, CA 91320-3340
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Newbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 805-376-8226

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