Escondidos Mexican Restaurant

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42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

Escondidos Mexican Restaurant serves classic and modern recipes in an upbeat atmosphere. Guests can stop in for lunch, enjoy happy hour specials, or bring the family for a casual meal. The restaurant offers an extensive list of tequilas and cocktails, and has a new special or event each day of the week.

Escondidos Mexican Restaurant features a variety of appetizers, including guacamole in three different flavors, nachos, adobo shrimp, cantina wings and rellenitos. The menu includes soups and salads, along with quesadillas, tacos, chimichangas, burritos and enchiladas. Check out the sizzling fajitas at Escondidos Mexican Restaurant for options that include roasted vegetable, guajillo chicken, marinated steak and chipotle shrimp. There are also create yoru own combo meals so you can enjoy two or three of your favorites on the same plate.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

JS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and was seated right away. Food was great and would definitely go again

MD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Not happy at all

NP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had a reservation for 7:30 pm. Group was seated at 7:50 pm. Waitress was inexperienced. It was trivia night, so, place got noisy as the night went on.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. Meat was over-salted. Vegetables obviously frozen/canned. I know this is basically mall Mexican, but this meal was a disappointment.

l
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had the jalapeño poppers and coconut shrimp as an appetizer they were disappointing and tasted frozen like you’d grab at any supermarket. Both were served with the same sweet dipping sauce. The meals were ok but nothing special. Chips and salsa was delish!

MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good, despite being overpriced. Two thumbs up.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Frozen margaritas very good! The service was quick and the place was nice.

CF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! We enjoy dining here

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant staff. Kind service. Food is definitely nothing to write home about. Very bland, which is fine if you’re used to that, but some salt and seasonings wouldn’t hurt. Food presentation needs a lot of work. The drinks were good! With a few tweaks, they could go from good to great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family enjoys going here. The food is good and so are the margaritas!

SF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals and dessert. Excellent service. Sat upstairs.

LO
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. We had a group of 8, and everyone enjoyed the meals. The service was very efficient and friendly. We will definitely go back soon.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brian was great! Food was delicious. Perfect family restaurant to bring a toddler to.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waitress was very inattentive and didn’t come around often and we had to wait very long for the check to come

G
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solids tex-mex style food. We had a really nice waitress, and the ambiance wasn't too loud. Definitely going back!

PG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve enjoyed Escondido’s for years! The food is always delicious!

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here before. Food is great so is the staff. Always a good meal.

MB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lisa our waitress was excellent knowledgeable about menu make great suggestions

JG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I was pretty disappointed with Escondidos. They had a mexican mojito on the menu, but I ordered a traditional mojito, so I just asked that they substitute gin for the tequila. It was so bad. Then I ordered the shrimp fajitas and they were also very bad. Shrimp was rubbery, definitely not fresh. The chipotle sauce on the shrimp was plain and drab and bad. And I paid $19.50 for this! Finally, our waiter must have bugged us for the check at least 4 times at the end of our meal. Overall, not a great experience.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with good food. Service was good.

HD
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We've been to this retauramnt many times and usually enjoy the cuisine, the drinks anmd the service. I alwasy have ther pollo especial and my husband has the tropicale. Both deliv=cious and hot in temperature. The nachos that came out in the beginning were hot and salty just like we like them. The issue this time was the drinks. I ordered a margarita on the orcks with salt and my hisnad a red sangria. These were not happy hopur drinks but regular cost drinks. His was fine, mine tasted like too much sweet and sour with a little tequila so it tasted unbalanced. The server never came back to see how out drinks were so by the time she checked back, our food was half way eaten and at that point we drank our drinkls as there was no indication we could explain the drink wasnt good. When the server finally did appear, I advised of the issue and she said sorry and basically walked away. I ordered a glass of wine figuring she would have a conversation with the bartender about the drink issue but she never did. She came back one more time and then again with the check. I was charged for everything without a glimmer of a discount off the bad drink. Not happy with this at all. It would not preclude me from recommednign the restaurant just would ask that management train their servers with a bit more care.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and drinks, love this place. First time I booked through Opentable and still had to wait 30 minutes when we got there on time. Not sure what happened, staff didn't seem to know about the reservation at all. Otherwise everything else was great.

AK
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to Mexican Restaurant. Good value for your dollar.

LP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I have been to this restaurant many times and have always experienced above average service and food quality. However, I went last weekend with a couple friends to sit outside on their patio, the weather was beautiful and we wanted to enjoy it. Upon arriving at the restaurant I gave the individual at the hostess stand our names and mentioned that we had an open table reservation and they replied with”we don’t really check that reservation method often, haven’t in hours”. I felt like from the start we were doomed with what came next because I could tell right from the beginning the service was not as good as I have experienced in the past.

We sat down at our table outside and it took about 10 minutes for a waitress to come up to us and ask us what we wanted to drink. We only received half of the waters that we ordered and the drinks were delivered to us wrong. I had a feeling that she knew about this but decided to deliver it to us regardless. As a matter of fact, the table next to us also got wrong drinks. There were periods of 10 to 15 minutes where she would breeze past our table and not check in with how we were doing. Overall, it was not the worst Experience but certainly below average. The food and food quality is always very good, I will give them that! The atmosphere is nice as well and the bathrooms are clean to an average scale. We will certainly return again but hope to have better experience next time

AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I guess it’s par for the course these days but service staff are a bunch of kids with barely any social skills. Appetizers came after main course and one was missing. Food was at best average to below average.

CS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This was one of my favorite restaurants. The last two times food was just not as good. We were a party of 4 and were all in agreement. I had short rib enchiladas two times and each time parts were ice cold which makes me believe meat had been frozen

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waiter tried to charge us more than what we had, to receive a bigger tip. Won’t be returning to that place ever again.

MM
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food and a nice atmosphere. Large enough to have loud Karaoke going on at one end, yet quieter dining going on at the other end.

WF
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was good, not great (we had to ask for silverware and napkins, meals arrived and silverware was not on table). Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The person who brought out food out, switched two of the plates. Also, one order was made with chicken instead of beef (child menu). It was also a birthday celebration, which was indicated on open table and also told to the staff. We were told that they can’t see that on the open table reservations on their end. I have never had this problem with open table in any other restaurants. We had to get the manger involved to receive a happy birthday song and desert. The food dishes were not cleared prior to desert coming out and until after we paid the bill. One of the dinners was taken off the bill, but it was not a good experience at all. The bathrooms were also filthy.

EC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to Escondido. Great time and food.

DB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Much to much noise made the dining experience neggative. Suggest better sound absorbing material for the ceiling. You want people to have fun, but the noise was deafening.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined at Escondido’s numerous times and the food is always fantastic. The service, specifically the wait staff, is always good, however one thing that is a little frustrating is that the last few times we have been there they do not always seem to clear dirty/empty plates off the table when they bring out the next course. So you end up eating dessert when your dinner plates and even your appetizer plates cluttered all over the table. This is something that could easily be addressed so that customers enjoy the meal more and make Escondido’s even better.

l
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed with marguerita. It taste like some sweet lime juice salted with table salt. Overall the food was tasteless.

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!!

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant with good food. The happy hour is great

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Wasn’t that busy at 6 on a Friday night.

J
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time trying this place. Very good Mexican food. So much better than OTB. Will definitely go back. Everything was so fresh and portions were excellent.