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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (39 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

This place is a pleasant surprise! I had the Cenote Burrito. It was so big I was only able to eat one half of it. I took the other half home. My brother had the Agave Lime Shrimp combination plate. We both enjoyed our meals!...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant - one of a kind! Everything I have eaten there is soooo tasty. Favorites are the Cream of Poblano soup and the Flan with lime on it :)

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The Pork Chile Con Queso is awesome, great combo of sauce pork and flavor from the poblano. Very good service and based on the crowd, many others share my sentiments. Even the kids chicken fingers were home made and tasty!

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Ok, ok, I should have written this review years ago but I didn't. This is because Cenote Grill is my local Mexican restaurant and I foolishly don't want it to get any busier than it already is. My bad. The food here is really fantastic...More

Thank pentupfury
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Cozy place but busy..Even early lunch at 1130 was busy. Very pleasant staff but long wait for food. But worth the wait. Soups were delicious and street tacos tasty.Closed Sunday and Monday.

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Met some friends for dinner and we all enjoyed our meals. Sauces from mild to extra spicy available. The free chips and salsa are all very fresh. Service was great from Taylor who knew the menu well and had good recommendations. Would be a 5...More

Thank FGSR
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Enjoy Mexican that's a cut above the ordinary taco shop. The menu is varied with burritos, tacos, salads and entrees as well as breakfast and nice dessert selections. The decor is basic but tasteful and attractive and at noon on a Thursday nearly every table...More

Thank dsrtgrl
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We had dinner with friends the other night at Cenote Grill. This was my 3rd visit in 3 years, and it's still as good as ever! This time I started out with a cup of their Cream of Poblano soup on my friend's recommendation: very,...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I️ had dinner here while vacationing in San Diego. We were impressed with everything we ate here starting with the chips and salsa that they served. We both ordered their pork bowl and enjoyed as much as we could eat. The bowls...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This has to be one of the best Mexican food restaurants we have visited. We scouted for a place where the locals go--no chain store variety of food here! The food, the service, the atmosphere and the value--all worked together to make this a most...More

Thank Rich B
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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, Special Occasion Dining
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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