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El Cid Mexican Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
+1 559-683-0282
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Fresno, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the chips, salsa, staff and the food is always delicious!Tony, the owner is often there and making sure that everything is running smoothly and making sure his customers are happy. Although he does get a lot of tourist because it's right on Hwy. 41, he's obviously mindful to care and cater to us locals, which is awesome. Never have... More 

Thank Soulsong4u
Oakhurst, California
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant three times over the last several years I don't get the reviews that are positive for this place. We were seated had to wait 15 minutes to get a glass of water felt like I was in a Chucky cheese with all the kids running around playing; I actually do wish I was at Chucky... More 

Thank Highwaydog
Silicon Valley, CA
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I see a restaurant on a well-traveled route with lots of cars in the parking lots, I am morally obligated to stop and try it out. I wasn't disappointed. The meals were take-out, since my wife was back in the resort and not with me in the car. Not at all cheap for Mexican food, but the two meals... More 

Thank Frank N
North Fork, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Have eaten here many times with the Miata club an friends that visit and would like real Mexican dining.

Thank twood2017
La Verne, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When on the 41, be sure to stop by El Cid. Beans are great, rice is average. Everything on the menu is good. First time I ate here was surprised that Mexican food of this quality could be found at the edge of nowhere.

Thank Thomas W
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here the other night. Good chips and nice fresh salsa. The restaurant was very busy but service was still very quick and friendly. Portions are typical Mexican restaurant sized and the food is good. Eat here about once a year and it is always consistent

Thank Matthew G
Thousand Oaks, California
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My husband and I ate here years ago and I haven't been a fan of El Cid's, but last week we decided to try it again. I'm glad we did. The food was good. The salsa was a little bland, and looked like it was made in a blender, but chips were crisp and hot. Our waitress was cheery and... More 

Thank Sharon D
Yorba Linda, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Judging from the amount of cars we saw outside when we passedby this place is a local favorite. So when we felt like Mexican food we tried it. Ffair prices, large portions,good food.

Thank pgriffith933
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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414 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Came here based on advice from our hotel and it was just what we were looking for: not too expensive, simple, and good food. Very tasty and friendly service. Basic interior, but that is not what you come for.

Thank ChrBrd
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Friendly staff, good menu selection great Margaritas. Have eaten here several times visiting the area. Consistently good food, great canyon view off the back if you're lucky enough to sit on the patio.

Thank Kathleen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 559-683-0282

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