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El Jardin

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484 E Highway 4, Murphys, CA 95247-9559
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:30
Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lovely outdoor seating by a stream, good food, and caring owner... I'll be back! I had the fish tacos on my first visit, they were delicious. My friend gave me a bite of her chili verde and I couldn't stop thinking about it so I went back and ordered it for myself. I asked our server for some hot sauce... More 

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Thank LittlePuffy
Kent
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The entire menu is delicious. We stopped back many times during our stay in Murphys. Highly recommend a table side seat next to the stream in back which is well shaded and peaceful. Everything is scratch prepared, Guacamole, Salsa, Chips (served hot just done). There is a wide assortment of offerings, Traditional Burritos, Tostados, Tamales, Enchiladas all uniformly good. I... More 

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Thank Brian D
Campbell, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

There are other Mexican restaurants between Angels and Arnold, but this is our favorite - especially in the summer. We enjoy eating near the creek on the patio. My favorite meal is the carniras tacos. Very tasty.

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Thank Elizabeth H
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I had Carnitas which were served with refritos and rice. Strictly average. Guacamole was fresh but lacking in flavor. Beer selection was good. Others in my party had chicken mole (great mole); steak burrito; carnitas taco. My wife enjoyed her taco and the rest of us were ambivalent. The staff was very nice. Price $15 average without alcohol per lunch... More 

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Thank pncboy85
Angels Camp
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Been there several times. Good menu variety, well executed. Excellent, thoughtful service -- even when busy.

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Thank Don B
Sacramento, California, USA
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The only reason for the 3 stars is for the red sauce and salsa, which had a great taste and flavor But overall, the restaurant was mediocre. The drinks tasted like they were a little watered down. The steak was unseasoned and a little chewey.

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Thank 282TimB
Angels Camp, California
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

All in all I would say the food here is very good, but kind of Gringo for my tastes. Everything was very mildly seasoned, and I love stuff to be muy picante. Not here. But I realize most people do not have my fondness for the firey stuff... you will probably enjoy it here. The food is fresh and attractively... More 

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Thank 471gah
Turlock
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Our group of 16 came in and they were able to accommodate us very quickly. They did a great job keeping up with the orders in a timely manner. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Thank Brandi L
Arnold, California
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Great service and food. Fish Tacos, excellent an usually on the lunch special menu... very good margaritas too... never a real long wait... outdoor seating and inside.. great family place!

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Thank Glennda_11
Murphys, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Locals like El Jardin for it's generally tasty food, fair prices, and pretty good service. There's a creekside dining area that's great during the summer. Tourists like the fact that it's right on Highway 4, but road traffic noise seems minimal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 E Highway 4, Murphys, CA 95247-9559
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Murphys
Description
Fine Mexican cuisine. Creek-side dining. Large menu features only the freshest ingredients, sauces made from scratch daily and a wide array of made-to-order specialties. Top-notchfrieserservice.tmosphere! Lunch and dinner - 7 days a week!

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