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El Lugarcito Restaurant

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128 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930-2833
+1 831-385-4521
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Soledad, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Grew up in King City. And this place is always a must stop whenever I come back to town. The Carne Asada Burrito is Amazing. A lil small but still Amazing. Great service and everything is well priced. A must stop for anyone looking for a delicious, quick meal.

Thank 1Chunk
Oakland, California
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

On the way from the Bay Area to Santa Maria, I stopped here for a quick lunch. The service was fast and pleasant. I got a delicious veggie burrito with avocado and without cheese (just the way I like it!) for under $5, plus complimentary excellent chips and salsa.

Thank Soprof
Healdsburg, CA
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381 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I know chile verde. I know how it's supposed to taste. I know the consistency, the mouth feel...I even make my own at home. So when I try a Mexican restaurant for the first time, I usually order chile verde as an initial test because if they cannot make a flavorful, well seasoned pork stew (which is what chile verde... More 

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Coalinga, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

First off it was like an oven inside with only fans to blow hot air around, no ac. I mean come on, this is a very warm region in California during the summer. I wish we had just left right then! As for food, the menu was VERY limited and what we chose was the worst Mexican food I've ever... More 

Thank Patti M
San Jose, California
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We love this place. It's way bigger now than it was years ago, but food is still good. Just standard California Mexican food, but good. And it must have the best carne asada in California, doesn't it? And 'camarones al ajo' is sure great, too, for example. Those two alone are enough to keep coming back for years. Long ago... More 

Thank Brent T
King City, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Always a good meal at El Lugarcito ! The best Mexican restaurant in King City ! you won"t leave here hungry. Seafood cocktails, oysters, or Carnitas,tacos, you won't be disappointed. Take the whole Family !

Cayucos, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The food here is so-so. I've wondered if all the Mexican restaurants in King City get their food pre-cooked from the same source, as it all looks exactly the same. Service was grumpy, we'd interrupted their TV show. Water glass was never refilled, and we had to hunt for someone to give us our bill. I'd never go back.

Thank Kerry B
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Real Mexican food, local family, great service. You have to tryy the mariscos, with garlic. Stop by and have a real treat.

Thank Jefe16
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Every time I go to a Mexican food place I get the same thing, cheese enchiladas, beans and rice. At this place I could not even finish half my meal because of how incredibly spicy it was!! It wasn't just me, my parent's plates were just as bad and we barely touched our plates. I want to say they were... More 

Thank MamaKittypokk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I adore this place. Been coming here since it opened and I live 2 1/2hrs away. Autentico. The food is that good. Menu ranges from seafood to the land. Haven't tried breakfasts, never been early enough

2 Thank Nick C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930-2833
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  King City
  • Phone Number: +1 831-385-4521

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