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El Candil

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Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
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Zaragoza no.8, Mulege, Mexico
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Bend, Oregon
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273 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in El Candil after swimming. I especially went for the French Dip. It was great. Even my dog enjoyed it. He got to go on the patio, (which he loves). The patio is covered in bougainvillea and is shaded. One​woman was sitting on the patio and using the Wifi, which is free. We had a great meal and... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great food! We ordered the fajitas - so very good! They have "American food" but why bother? Order their local specialties and you won't be disappointed-- all is prepared with care and the garden out back is lovely. Service friendly - just need a bit of Spanish to communicate well. Would be happy to eat here again.

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Loreto, Mexico
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The menu has lots of hamburger variations and pizza (WARNING: if you are from the East Coast of Estados Unidos, you should run in the other direction from the pizza.) But if you plumb the menu for squid and other sea fare, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Bend, Oregon
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273 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

You would never think a Mexican restaurant would have great pizza, but they do. My friend is vegetarian, so we both got a vegetarian pizza with cheese. It was fantastic. One thing about El Candil, they are consistent. The man who used to own it, sold it to his employees. They know what it takes to keep customers coming back.... More 

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Mulege, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Tired of tacos??? This restaurant has a delicious selection of burgers made with some of the best ground beef I have ever tasted. Friendly staff.

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Thank Carol F
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have gone here several times after getting tired of taquerias. Good burgers and a nice atmosphere. You will find mostly tourists eating around you.

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Kingman, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The locals all call the place Scotty's, we haven't met Scotty yet but he has a great spot DEEP DEEP in the heart of Baja. The place is in the old part of town and you half way expect the see Butch and Sundance on the stool next to you plotting the next bank robbery. A lot of history in... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Best fish tacos in Baja (and I've tried them all). The food is great, but you'll want to try the fish tacos for sure. Quiet, relaxed setting in the center of a beautiful, historic town.

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Bend, Oregon
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273 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We go on Thursdays just for the French dip sandwichs. But, order the salad, not the fries. The salad is superb! Of course, there is lettuce, AND, avocado, cucumber, red and yellow bell peppers. They have Negro Modelo on tap too. It is a great beer that is not found often on tap. Basically, you can eat for $5.50 American....great... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016

check out the pizza grande, believe it or not!!! This pizza is made on home made bread and all fresh toppings!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zaragoza no.8, Mulege, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Mulege

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