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El Canelo

$$ - $$$Mexican,
12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
+1 301-533-4448
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (6 reviews)
“mexican food” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Food is so fresh and the salsa is just the right amount of spices. Fajitas are the best and oh let’s not forget the margaritas! It’s a little out of town but worth the visit

Thank donnaf288
Reviewed 1 October 2017

When server asked what drink I wanted I also asked for chips and salsa. I was informed that until I placed my food order she could not bring me chips and salsa this was a house rule. Really? I placed my order and chips and...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had heard good comments from friends and decided to drive 22 miles to there location right across the street from Farmer's Market-Candyland. I got their Chile Rellenos and my wife got their Burrito Superior. Both were big portions well prepared and reasonably priced. We...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Forget that this restaurant is attached to a creepy motel because the food is good and authentic. The locals know to go here (that's who recommended it to us) and we were not disappointed. All 5 of us were pleased with our meal.

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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
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Nearby Attractions
Garrett County Museum of Transportation
29 reviews
1.59 km away
Garrett County Historical Museum
30 reviews
1.59 km away
The Oakland B&O Railroad Museum
17 reviews
1.53 km away
Cabin Fever Antiques
6 reviews
1.51 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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