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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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

My husband and I have been having dinner at Cenote Grill every Friday night for years, but tonight changed everything. A couple with two young children were sitting smack in the middle of the restaurant. For an hour we endured that family who were so...More

2  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm an out-of-towner and during a business trip visit I ordered carryout lunch from online menu for the staff I was visiting. I had heard this was a good place, but wow it was good. Got the fish tacos (grilled cod) and they were fantastic....More

Thank K828OMbrianp
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Cenote Grill is simply fabulous food, served in plentiful portions by very attentive staff. It is a must try in Escondido!

Thank BTPI
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Censored is the best Mexican food in Escondido. That is saying a lot because Escondido has many Mexican restaurants. It’s a small place and usually have to wait to get in but it is worth it. It is run by a couple and their family...More

Thank Reyeskid8
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We've visited Cenote Grill several times. We've had their street tacos, fish tacos, burritos, shrimp dishes and the poblano soup (our favorite item) We enjoy the starter of chips and salsa. A good start. The chips are always fresh while the salsa has a bit...More

Thank MikeHWittmer
Reviewed 15 March 2018 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

1  Thank msSbellamac
Reviewed 10 March 2018 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.

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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 4 March 2018

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 2 March 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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