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El Jardin

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1581 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA
+1 760-728-4556
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Fallbrook, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an all time favorite for our family & friends. It's been in fallbrook since the 70's and has always been delicious. Love the tamales & tacos. The refried ice cream is fabulous as well as the flan & bread pudding. The whole menu is terrific.

Thank lpspiegl
Fallbrook, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is one of the best places in Fallbrook to eat. Always clean, service is excellent, and the food is so consistently good it is unbelievable. I go at least every other week now, but I have been a patron of this restaurant for close to eighteen years and the food is so consistent that you would swear it is... More 

Thank Susan C
Oceanside, California, United States
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This past week, we enjoyed, yet again, an extraordinarily good Mexican-food dinner at El Jardin. I had the Tostada Suprema and he enjoyed the sea-food enchiladas, both were excellent quality, good portion and at a reasonable pricing. Also, the Negra Modelo was a great accompaniment to my dinner. We truly enjoy this Mexican-food restaurant, John a co-owner was very pleasant,... More 

Thank Susan R W
San Marcos, California
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1,020 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stopped in because I daughter recommended it. Every place we have gone before has "Taco Tuesday", not this place. Wednesday is the day to get Tacos and these are not the little street tacos, these are full sized tacos with loads of stuffing. Mix and match flavors for $3 per taco. I had three Beef, Pork and Chicken, all delicious.... More 

Thank csarchibald
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Your dining experience starts with unlimited tortilla chips, salsa and queso. For over 40 years as a Fallbrook tradition, they use locally sourced, fresh ingredients. A full and varied menu assures choices to satisfy everyone. Pollo Fundido, Achiote Chicken, Grilled Mahi Tacos and my favorite, the Mexican Pizza. On their Wild Wednesdays they serve $3.00 margaritas and $3.00 tacos, soft... More 

Thank Jack S
Holland, Michigan
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

As out of towners we were hungry pretty early. We parked about 10 minutes before the place opened and they actually opened up a few minutes early because we were sitting there! They serve incredible Mexican food at very reasonable prices. They not only tolerated our children, but really seemed to enjoy them and interacted with them which made my... More 

Thank Pete4vol
Southern California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visit El Jardin on a regular basis and do so because of the people and the quality of the meals served. We have never been disappointed. We were there last night (8/13/16) for dinner because in addition to our enjoyment of the meal, it is also a great value in that their prices are very reasonable. There is always... More 

Thank Paul C
Fallbrook, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have tried several menu items at this restuarant and have never been disappointed. Their Carne Asada plate is excellent.

Thank fluevano
Fallbrook, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Never have to wait to be seated. The food never disappoints. Neither does the service. Have gone there for date night as well as with family and friends. Accomodates large groups. American food as well.

Thank Sharon D
North County San Diego
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Everything is great here. Salmon, Enchiladas, Tacos. The bread pudding is to die for. Fried Ice Cream is wonderful BUT....the Salsa is fantastic! Friendly service, the owner is on the floor. Don't forget the Margaritas!

Thank nancycand

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1581 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fallbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 760-728-4556

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