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El Canelo

) #10 of 38 Restaurants in Oakland Mexican,
12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
+1 301-533-4448
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in after driving by several times , and so glad I did . I had the special which was shrimp tacos , they were hot , fresh and sooooo good ! It's not much to look at , but give it a try ......More

Thank stacey06200530
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, colorful Mexican place. Service was friendly, but a little slow on a Friday afternoon. It was a very rainy day, so may have been more crowded than usual. We had a group of five, and the food arrived at the same time, nice and...More

Thank Jeannie K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is our second visit to this restaurant in the lovely town of Oakland Maryland. First time we had a great experience and food was good. This time....not so much. We came on Sunday night during Memorial Day weekend. It was busy so we never...More

Thank stm1258
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Was recommended to try this place by an employee of the garden center across street. It was very simple, family oriented (crying baby) and friendly. Service was great, pitcher of margaritas on ice yummy and chili rellenos were excellent. Inexpensive and clean - great choice...More

Thank lynnie l
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We had a server that was very attentive, our chips and salsa were wonderful as we're our entrees. A great Mexican experience!

Thank 600Jenn57
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Oakland Maryland has never been a dining haven. The entire area is a seasonal retreat for big-city dwellers looking to cool off in the Summer. Residents are still mired in the Appalachian mindset, and the "culinary" scene is still in the 1970's - there's a...More

Thank Foodie47Colorado
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The food is great!! Wonderful margaritas. everything tastes fresh. Best place to eat in Oakland. Service is also very good.

Thank LaShaw
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Decent Mexican food. Typical Mexican offerings such as fajitas, mixed plates, tacos, etc. good service

Thank sharongN5611QS
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

For the only Mexican food for 30 miles it is pretty good. The food is good and the prices are better. Nice small town atmosphere. Never a long wait and the staff are friendly.

Thank David M
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite Mexican restaurants! Never miss a chance to eat there! Love there shrimp fajitas. Sangrias are to die for. Very authentic! It's worth the trip to Oakland.

Thank Joanna O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 301-533-4448
El Canelo - Place page
maps.google.com - 12680 Garrett Highway, Oakland - (301) 533-4448
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