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Cenote Grill

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
+1 760-740-9911
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends introduced us to this wonderful little restaurant and got us hooked on their Chili Rellenos stuffed with Pork and cheese, covered with an absolutely delicious sauce. We ordered the combination plate to include Spanish rice and black beans. On previous occasions we ordered...More

Thank msSbellamac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great Burrito. I chose the carne asado and black bean filling. It was outstanding. Their chips are the best. Service was great. There are so many different choices. Highly recommend.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not eaten here for quite some time and a few nights ago realized once again how tasty the food is! OK...so start with a bowl of guacamole as a cup only lasts a few minutes. Then order a fish taco a la plancha...More

Thank GeoLorenzo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite restaurants. The tilapia is excellent, I get it almost every time we go. The broccoli salad is really good. Actually, we love everything we've tried.

Thank LaurieSanDiego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor reviewers! Our family loved our dinner at Cenote Grill! They do not take reservations, so we had a 25 minutes wait for a table. Food was well above average Mexican fare and portions were so large that we all brought half...More

Thank jody_t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a pleasant surprise! I had the Cenote Burrito. It was so big I was only able to eat one half of it. I took the other half home. My brother had the Agave Lime Shrimp combination plate. We both enjoyed our meals!...More

Thank hotelrvwr_10
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant - one of a kind! Everything I have eaten there is soooo tasty. Favorites are the Cream of Poblano soup and the Flan with lime on it :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The Pork Chile Con Queso is awesome, great combo of sauce pork and flavor from the poblano. Very good service and based on the crowd, many others share my sentiments. Even the kids chicken fingers were home made and tasty!

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Ok, ok, I should have written this review years ago but I didn't. This is because Cenote Grill is my local Mexican restaurant and I foolishly don't want it to get any busier than it already is. My bad. The food here is really fantastic...More

Thank pentupfury
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Cozy place but busy..Even early lunch at 1130 was busy. Very pleasant staff but long wait for food. But worth the wait. Soups were delicious and street tacos tasty.Closed Sunday and Monday.

Thank Carol O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-740-9911
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