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Mandarin Chef

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2654 Jamacha Rd Ste 111, El Cajon, CA 92019-4327
+1 619-670-1687
11:00 - 21:30
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San Diego, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This was the second time I've tried this restaurant and since the first visit wasn't so good, I thought I would give it a second chance. Unfortunately like last time, the service was super slow, and the food was a bit overpriced for Chinese and very average. They even charge extra for rice with your entree. I am really hoping... More 

Thank Afsoon72
El Cajon, California
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I gave this place a 3 star since the food is average. Not the norm but we did take out last night and got the crispy beef, mooshu pork, fried rice and fried chicken wings. The fried rice seemed like it was pre-made which in the past was made fresh :( The mooshu was alright, the tortilla thing that came... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant is located in a Ralph's grocery store shopping center in the Rancho San Diego area. The menu offers a great many options. It is a fun to order a variety of dishes and then share them between your group. We have tried several different dishes and always enjoy what we get (beef, chicken or shrimp).I would definitely recommend.

Thank jeepers13192016
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We've made friends with the staff and lead Chef of Mandarin Chef in Rancho San Diego. We dine there every week - and always have a surprise waiting for us. Start with a savory soup, hot and spicy. Then move on to sea food combinations and don't forget steak! We've been asking Chef to add it to the regular menu.... More 

Thank Sarah R
San Diego
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Unfortunate choice in restaurants didn't dampen the joy of lunching with my aunt! I ordered beef with broccoli for lunch, which is typically a safe choice. The beef was lukewarm and had the texture of nearly uncooked meat...not enjoyable at all. The beef broccoli was served with fried rice, an egg roll, and a fried wonton, all in ample portions.... More 

Thank mj92159
San Diego, California, United States
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

I think this was the first restaurant we went to when we moved to this area 13 1/2 years ago. We have been back maybe 50 times. It is not gourmet. It is very good Mandarin style Chinese food served by the same staff for all these years. Cloth table cloths and napkins. Very friendly wait staff. Consistent good food.... More 

Thank Bob N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2654 Jamacha Rd Ste 111, El Cajon, CA 92019-4327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-670-1687

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