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El Mono

10264 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3112
+1 510-778-8884
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lomo saltado” (15 reviews)
“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Peruvian, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10264 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3112
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first time at El Mono and we really liked their Montado (white rice over beef Picadillo). Their drinks were tasty too, and we were happy it was Happy Hour, since they were at half-price. Their ceviche was tasty, though a little spicy...More

Thank LauranTony
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Peruvian so you can’t fool us. Food was amazing! Servers were very kind, not pushy, just right. Food came soon and tasted perfect, especially the Ají de Gallina. Since space is limited, do yourself a favor and make a reservation.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can taste the family recipe in their entrees! The Lomo Saltado, a staple of Peruvian restaurants, was absolutely superb. And the servings! Oh my, you can’t go wrong here. Everything is good. Definitely a jewel of a restaurant in El Cerrito!

Thank TotooIto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, friendly service, sat us close to closing, no problem. Peruvian seafood, sauces wonderful! Something different!

Thank Sararm14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not being familiar with Peruvian cuisine, I have no idea if the food here is authentic or not. All I know is we were very pleased with our meal. We got the roasted chicken and Arroz Tapado. Both dishes were flavorful and nicely presented. They...More

Thank bsfog
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We last attended with a party of five. Service was good and attentive. Ambiance leaves much to be desired. Our dinner party would rate the food as OK to good. We didn't recognize any of the dishes to what we found during our visit to...More

Thank Len M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The food is great, and the service people are cheerful and friendly, prices are reasonable, portions are good, and the decor inside is nicely done too. There are a few places where the restaurant can improve and I expect they will. They are very interested...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This was delicious, visiting the area with friends and after arriving at the airport, getting a rental car and heading north to Petaluma we were blessed to find this place on Yelp. So glad we stopped in for lunch, it was a a great start...More

Thank Slugbuglady
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great meal if you like rice, pasta and meat. Service was great and portions were large. One dish (pesto like pasta and beef) was very good. Great place to try.

Thank barbaraandfamily
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Don’t like aji de gallons which is chicken with some cheese sauce,, i did like the Lomo saltado ok not that great but ok,, the drinks mixed half and half ok,, the Guy from Peru helping us was very nice

Thank Gene G
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Sharon K
13 September 2016|
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Response from Graciela A | Reviewed this property |
Prices are quite reasonable...Nit sure about wine. Probably yes. gsa
12 June 2016|
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Response from Hanna B | Reviewed this property |
No full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10264 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cerrito
  • Phone Number: +1 510-778-8884
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