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Cenote Grill

) #2 of 297 Restaurants in Escondido ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
+1 760-740-9911
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on positive reviews we stopped in when passing through Escondido. My husband ordered the enchilada bowl, I ordered the Ranchero burrito with chicken. The burrito was huge and came with a generous topping of sour cream, guacamole, and chopped romaine. It was fresh and...More

Thank goldenfam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with my husband. Were no longer BIG eaters but was craving MX. I ordered the 2 taco plate with rice & beans. WOW! the portions were huge. Staying in a hotel we had to leave our food behind. Such a waste. I...More

Thank Polette G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rice and the beans were loaded with salt, and I told the waiter. He had no comment; I said, "They were pre-made, right?" He said, "Yes" but offered nothing in return. I had to leave them on the plate. The salsa--both the red and...More

Thank joyous1882
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Super fresh, no lard, unusual sauces, and lots of flavor! Much better than the typical Mexican fare.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a small place. Plan to wait. I have never had a bad meal here. Not your typical Mexican food. Be adventurous.

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for Mexican food not too far from the hotel. The reviews on Trip Adviser convinced us to give Cenote a try. What a find!! They were super busy when we arrived at 7:00 but we found a cozy booth in the corner....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love this place! The food is so fresh and not greasy and heavy like so many Mexican restaurants. The couple that own it keep a great variety of specials in addition to the menu. The only thing is, be prepared to wait for service....More

Thank jrulien
Reviewed 31 March 2017

There were 8 of us, so we ordered a variety of dishes. All were very good. The service was very slow. They seemed short handed because our waitress also helped out in the kitchen.

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My sister and I visited Cenote Grill because of its high Trip Advisor ratings. A small and popular place for nice Mexican food and dining. I had 3 street tacos plus a fish taco, both side orders, and ended up with more than I could...More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times, as my wife and her sister both like a couple of the dishes on the menu. Food is pretty good, though not exceptional, and beer choices better than average for a Mexican restaurant. Biggest issue for me - SLOW service,...More

Thank Clay W
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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