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El Jardin

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22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310-9428
+1 209-532-1291
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Sonora, California
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113 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Margaritas are quite good and the food is as well. I KNOW good Mexican food. My son in law is a cook and grew up in Zacatecas Mexico. This is good Mexican food, unlike some others in the Sonora area who would like to be Good Mexican Food restaurants.Will return.

Thank sandygreenberg
San Carlos, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a fantastic lunch here. Our two entrees showed off the diversity of their great cooking, I had a simple pork burrito, but it was far superior to most I've had. The moist pork chunks were succulent, but simple and not smothered with a bunch of sauce so you couldn't taste their freshness, but instead topped with a fresh... More 

Thank dlh22
Williams, California
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nice patio, great food. Had the wine margarita and snow crab enchiladas. Kids menu was great too. Hubby had chili Colorado.

Thank Cristy E
Santa Rosa, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Patio dining was perfect on a warm evening. Wait staff were attentive, food was fine. Table was wobbly, too many flys shared our food.

Thank Maggie J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Simply, the best Mexican restaurant in the small are of Gold Country! Staff is great and atmosphere is small and very nice! Outside dining is the best when weather is good. Just across Columbia State Park near to Sonora, Ca. We have stayed at the 49er RV Park and this is our go to place for great Mexican Food. You... More 

Thank Marty M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very good lobster enchilada, friendly service. We enjoyed the meal and it was convienent to where we were staying.

Thank Polyandry
Mariposa, California
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We drove two and a half hours primarily to eat at this restaurant for one specific dish. I called ahead the day before just to make sure it was available. However, there must have been a communications problem because when we arrived our waitress said it was no longer on the menu. After freaking out a bit our awesome waitress... More 

Thank WilliamBFlying
Skagway, AK
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We stop here frequently, it is a nice place to eat, outside dining under shade, inside has fans. Always good value and tasty food.

Thank Marliroo
San Francisco
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Food was fresh, tasty and very good. Nice surprise in a tiny town. This small restaurant had some very authentic offerings and excellent food. The variety of offerings was impressive and everything looked good. The chile relleno and pork tamale were our choices and both very flavorful. We had a nice bean dip, the homusemade salsa and the refried beans... More 

Thank Wallytheplumber30
Columbia, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

El Jardin is a great Mexican restaurant that consistently serves excellent food. It is our go to place, close to home and always good. This restaurant is one of a small group of restaurants with the same name, owned by the same family, in Northern California. Each restaurant is managed by a family member, insuring consistency. We love their chicken... More 

Thank JoAnn P

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22758 Broadway St., Columbia, CA 95310-9428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 209-532-1291

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