Escondidos Mexican Restaurant
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.
Always a pleasure
Made a reservation and was seated right away. Food was great and would definitely go again
Our meal was delicious
Not happy at all
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.
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.
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!
The food was very good, despite being overpriced. Two thumbs up.
Food was delicious! Frozen margaritas very good! The service was quick and the place was nice.
Always delicious! We enjoy dining here
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.
My family enjoys going here. The food is good and so are the margaritas!
Great meals and dessert. Excellent service. Sat upstairs.
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.
Our waiter Brian was great! Food was delicious. Perfect family restaurant to bring a toddler to.
The waitress was very inattentive and didn’t come around often and we had to wait very long for the check to come
Solids tex-mex style food. We had a really nice waitress, and the ambiance wasn't too loud. Definitely going back!
We’ve enjoyed Escondido’s for years! The food is always delicious!
Been here before. Food is great so is the staff. Always a good meal.
Lisa our waitress was excellent knowledgeable about menu make great suggestions
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.
Nice place with good food. Service was good.
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.
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.
Always our go to Mexican Restaurant. Good value for your dollar.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
First time going to Escondido. Great time and food.
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.
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.
Very disappointed with marguerita. It taste like some sweet lime juice salted with table salt. Overall the food was tasteless.
Really nice restaurant with good food. The happy hour is great
Good food. Wasn’t that busy at 6 on a Friday night.
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.