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El Compadre

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5735 El Camino Real, Ste O, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350
+1 805-466-0460
10:00 - 21:00
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's just a simple, no frills, excellent food restaurant. If you require fine dining with linen table cloths, this isn't the place for you. If all you care about is cleanliness and good Mexican food, you'll love this restaurant. It's a little bit self serve but mostly quick and efficient table service by the owner. The food servings are more... More 

Thank eshop
Atascadero, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Most people don't even know where this place is unless you mention the pizza place nearby. The food is solid with all fresh ingredients. It's a family run business and the staff is very friendly. I would highly recommend this place as an alternative to any other Atascadero Mexican food restaurant. Oh, did I mention the burgers are huge and... More 

Thank Scott C
Atascadero, California
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although this restaurant has been here for years, this was my first visit. The service was friendly and fast. The salsa bar was great. The food was wonderful.

Thank sbeck2015
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We love this place, it is our favorite mexican go to in the North county. We always get the torta which is by far the best we have ever had. I recently have been getting the fresh fish tacos which are delicious. Very friendly staff and yummy salsa bar. Close to the freeway. Parking can be a little creative but... More 

Thank Californiamamma
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348 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We wanted to try a new Mexican restaurant in Atascadero and found this little gem! It's located in a small strip mall on El Camino Real. Their food was delicious! I ordered a carnitas taco and the meat was tender AND crispy! Some of the best carnitas meat I've ever had. I also ordered a shredded beef sope and it... More 

Thank K. B
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274 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The Saturday of July 4th weekend were sent on a trip for 6 of us to go pick up some burritos at another placed that was closed. The fam that lived in town had just moved in and looked up another place and sent us here. We shoes up and the manager maybe owner said they weren't open for another... More 

Thank Jedimasterkush
Atascadero, California
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

solid, happy, standard Mexican fare at fair prices. a little rowdy but cheerful and definitely good for kids. worth a try - slightly better food compared to the other Mexican places in town.

Thank S S
Corona, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Stopped off for lunch. Had the fish tacos which were delicious. Good salsa bar with all the chips you want. Friendly service to boot!! I only have one recommendation. I went into your very clean restroom to wash my hands. The hot water at the sink was extremely HOT. You need to turn down the temperature of your hot water... More 

Thank stevebrutus
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love the carne asana tacos and carnitas , they are a little on the pricey side but the food is good

Thank Lori G
Santa Margarita, California
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Loved their pork and chicken tacos as well as grilled Vegas, rice and beans. Looking forward to going to the restaurant in Atascadero. Staff very friendly and helpful!

1 Thank Pamela M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5735 El Camino Real, Ste O, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Atascadero
  • Phone Number: +1 805-466-0460

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