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Cenote Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1896 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3343
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lettuce wraps were out of this world. The fish tacos were divine. The wait staff was nice and friendly. Casual place with great food.

Thank svilleboss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cenote Grill is a must every time our family visits Escondido. In spite of our high expectations, it never disappoints. The fish tacos are the best I've had anywhere. The house sangria is delicious and refreshing, a perfect complement with any meal. While those are...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super great menu with some unique offerings. I love their chips and salsa! The fish taco is an EXCELLENT choice and the burritos are very nice size! You won't leave hungry! Try a margarita too!

Thank pdorschel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become the favorite for my wife and I for take out. I refer to this as Mexican cuisine because the food quality is several levels above the usual Mexican restaurant. We always get the street tacos. The stuffed peppers are also very good.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed, casual atmosphere and small restaurant. Great food and plenty of left overs enjoyed the next day.

Thank mgt107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service people were very friendly but also very slow. The red salsa was a bit too spicy nad the green was a little milder but I don't really care for green salsa. The portions were big enough that I took half my shrimp burrito home....More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my daughters birthday while we were on vacation in Escondido and she decided she wanted Mexican for dinner. Went to Trip Advisor and Cenote was the best rated close to us so decided to Go and so glad we did. It's not the...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Cenote ranks up there in the top 5 Mexican restaurants we have eaten at and the only places we haven't eaten Mexican is in the NE and central mid-west. Why go downtown to eat Mexican when you can get great food and service in north...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You will love cenote. The food is fantastic. The servers are great as well. We have been here many many times as we live fairly close. Give it a try it will not disappoint.

Thank sssj2008
Reviewed 5 July 2017 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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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