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El Jardin

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1119 S Main St, Manteca, CA 95337-5743
+1 209-825-8552
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in an order for 3 burritos during lunch hour and we picked up at the time they said they would be ready. I had to wait about an extra 10 min but the waitress was very apologetic and kept me update on the order. The food was delicious and I'm definitely bringing family for dinner.

Thank andyprincess
Wiggins, Mississippi
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here three times. The food is excellent. The margaritas are good too. They hand shake each drink individually, not a big container of premade margaritas like many other restaurants I have visited. We have had chicken quesadilla, chicken sope, chicken taco, chicken burrito, and my favorite, the best chili relleno I have ever eaten. This has definitely... More 

Thank 987shaynep
Johnstown, Colorado
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

In town for business, I was getting ready to walk into another restaurant, and there were 2 couples walking out. I asked if the food was any good they stated "it's the best in the area, we drove 30 miles to eat here". They were right, great food. Service staff was super nice. Can't wIt to go back. I hope... More 

Thank Fr0gge17
Manteca, California
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360 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had to wait for dinner. We had about a 30 min wait. They were very busy. WE had good friendly service. The food was VERY salty. I think they need to cut way back on the salt. Chips and salsa were good.

Thank Sally J
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Small but cute restaurant with full bar. A party of seven arrived around 5:30PM on a Thursday. We were seated almost immediately, given chips and salsa and drink orders were taken. Everyone in the party enjoyed their dinner and service was very good. My husband and I are vegetarians so we both ordered a combo of Cheese Enchilada and Chili... More 

Thank Suzi H
Palmer, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and value. Have eaten here twice and food and service are excellent. Taquito chicken and the shrimp fajitas are very good and prices are very good.

Thank R548
Manteca, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

After several visits with friends, this has become our favorite Mexican cuisine! The food is fresh and delicious, the attention of the staff is exceptional! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Thank janrick2016
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great food! They have the best flour tortilla chips! They're always a bit crowded when I've gone, but the seats seem to open fast! Great margaritas too!

Thank Mia G
Manteca, California, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

El Jardin is one of the better Mexican restaurants in Manteca. Some of the things I appreciate include larger booths (sit 6 comfortably), a decent environment/ambience, and a menu that offers a number of interesting items. Service is generally very good; occasionally they will get busy and service will slow, but overall I have had good service there. They have... More 

Thank MusicTom88
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Love love love this place. I wished they would open one in Lodi. It would get so much business. Not a good Mexican food place here.

Thank Jayleen K

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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: 1119 S Main St, Manteca, CA 95337-5743
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manteca
  • Phone Number: +1 209-825-8552
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?