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Panda Garden

) #20 of 198 Restaurants in San Marcos €€ - €€€ Asian, Chinese
748 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-3935
+1 760-727-2322
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“spicy honey” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Asian, Chinese
€€ - €€€
748 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-3935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to see they expanded their space since last time we were here. Food is so good that they needed the space for all their customers. They do a brisk take-out business as well. Service is very friendly and attentive. New furniture is comfortable...More

Thank BEC1954
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love eating here. The food is very traditional and excellent. They have options in the menu that are not fried/healthy. My favorite is the beef chopped suie. My wife likes the garlic fish. I'm a fan of the hot tea. Got...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I've been eating solely at a Chinese restaurant Dana Point for 30 years although I have lived in North County for the same amount of time and never have I found food that would match it until I went to Panda Garden. The food is...More

1  Thank carlsbadmc
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in shopping center at Rancho Santa Fe Dr. & San Marcos Blvd. North West corner. We enjoyed everything ordered. Service was very friendly & helpful. It is small and there may be a wait. It's worth it!

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The quality of food is above average and the personal service is ok - the price has continually gone up over the past couple of years - so now we think twice if it is worth it - actually, we think how much we want...More

Thank terryhensley1
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great food for an early dinner, eatery was very busy but we were seated within minutes and the meals were delivered promptly. Food was very tasty and the staff was accommodating with our eat in choices and our to go order.

Reviewed 28 December 2016

I frequently order food for take out. Very nice and tasty dishes. Rates are reasonable. When I went there on Christmas eve, there was a waiting line. The hostess even refused to take my orders saying that it would be over one hour. I thought...More

Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have been coming here since we moved to the Carlsbad area about 4 years ago. I like the little touches like the appetizer fried noodles with dipping sauces before you get our food. They have done some really nice remodeling and expanding of this...More

Thank Bonana
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Went in on a whim for Chinese, pretty much picked this on a dart throw at the lunch menu and am pretty happy with the food, that much earns a very solid 4. If I wasn't crazy or if it was just average blah they...More

Thank Whatttup G
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Tucked away in the CVS strip mall, cute little place. I have eaten in as well as ordered take out. Good authentic Chinese food, large variety on menu. Pan-fried noodles were ok, but the noodle soup, fried rice, chow fun and walnut chicken were delicious.

Thank Renata N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Delivery
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 748 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-3935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-727-2322
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Panda Garden has proudly served the North County San Diego community for over 30 years. We strive to provide the best that Chinese cuisine has to offer, with the freshest ingredients available. Each of our Master Chef's have been preparing Chinese food for well over 20 years. The community is very important to us, and we are proud that we've remained in San Marcos all these years. We are thankful for each and every single one of our friends that continue to come and support us. Thank you for making Panda Garden a part of your community. We will continue to provide the best food, and service to all of our guests.
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