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Estrada's Restaurant

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246 S Quince St, Escondido, CA 92025-4045
+1 760-746-3441
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Escondido, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Our family was directed here by a friend from her own positive experience. It has the reputation of being a long standing authentic family restaurant and yes they delivered! The food light and flavorful. The staff very welcoming and hospitable.

Thank marshell2016
Temecula, California
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is one of our son's favorite restaurants, so we had to try it out with him. It's a small place but has a good menu selection. The food was hot, fresh and pretty good. You have to try it at least once!

Thank CharlesLinda M
Ossining, New York
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Estrada's has been there ever since I can remember and I moved away from Escondido in 1974. It was fabulous Mexican food then and it still is 42 years later. My family was in town and wanted a Mexican meal so naturally, Estrada's was suggested. Their cuisine is probably the closest there is to authentic in town. You're not going... More 

Thank Geoff C
Escondido, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My wife of 26 years and I have been visiting the quaint little restaurant since we started dating in the early 80's. This was out favorite hangout and it still is. Nobody makes Gorditas better than Estrada's! I personally love their taco's, rice and beans. They offer cold beer and a great friendly staff. I believe this is still family... More 

Thank Dennis J
San Diego, CA
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

It's a small, family run Mexican restaurant with an open kitchen. The food is made to order and it is delicious. The service has always been fast and friendly. The house specialty gorditas, crispy tacos, the cheese enchiladas with REAL enchilada sauce and the chile rellenos are favorites. Nothing fancy, but real and delicious food in a casual environment.

Thank EuroTravelLover
Clinton, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I ate, with a family group, here on July 16, 2015. I am speaking only for myself. I was not at all impressed with any aspect of this restaurant. It is very small, crowded, hot and has poor service. The meal was the biggest disappointment. I ordered the Carne Asada dinner (I make Carne Asada on a regular basis at... More 

Thank BDH1306
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Family owned restaurant with GREAT Mexican food. Love their Enchilidas, Chili Relleno, YUMMY! It's a small "hole in the wall" that has the BEST food!

Thank Alice O
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Estrada's is not just a restaurant serving great food, it is a tradition. It is an experience to go and it feels like the family has just invited you over for dinner. You can see into the kitchen and watch how the food is made. Nothing fancy here, just Mexican comfort food. Really worth the trip. We go often. I... More 

Thank Vegevous
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

If you like food that is salty, greasy, and overpriced this is the place for you. Some of the worst Mexican food I've eaten. I cook and I make Mexican fairly often. I expect freshness, blends of typical Mexican spices like cumin, cilantro, roasted peppers but this food had none of that. I wouldn't eat there again if the food... More 

Thank Kip W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I have lived in Escondido my entire life and come from Mexican heritage. This is by far the best Mexican food in town!! I have been going to the place since I was very young and it still taste just as great. The most authentic place you can go, I feel like im in my grandmothers kitchen ready for dinner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 S Quince St, Escondido, CA 92025-4045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-746-3441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?