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El Canelo

12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
+1 301-533-4448
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (6 reviews)
“mexican food” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great service, quick and clean, large variety of authentic Mexican dishes to choose from. Plenty of seating, wait times will vary depending on the time of day and the amount of traffic, generally very fast, friendly service. Ingredients are fresh and and dishes are well...More

Thank therealadamwest
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The food is pretty good and the service is friendly. I was impressed with how quickly our fajitas came out and they were delicious and they were not stingy about the meat. We really enjoyed our meal and would definitely come back.

Thank eightwednesday
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Food is so fresh and the salsa is just the right amount of spices. Fajitas are the best and oh let’s not forget the margaritas! It’s a little out of town but worth the visit

Thank donnaf288
Reviewed 30 September 2017

When server asked what drink I wanted I also asked for chips and salsa. I was informed that until I placed my food order she could not bring me chips and salsa this was a house rule. Really? I placed my order and chips and...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had heard good comments from friends and decided to drive 22 miles to there location right across the street from Farmer's Market-Candyland. I got their Chile Rellenos and my wife got their Burrito Superior. Both were big portions well prepared and reasonably priced. We...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Forget that this restaurant is attached to a creepy motel because the food is good and authentic. The locals know to go here (that's who recommended it to us) and we were not disappointed. All 5 of us were pleased with our meal.

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after driving by several times , and so glad I did . I had the special which was shrimp tacos , they were hot , fresh and sooooo good ! It's not much to look at , but give it a try ......More

Thank stacey06200530
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Small, colorful Mexican place. Service was friendly, but a little slow on a Friday afternoon. It was a very rainy day, so may have been more crowded than usual. We had a group of five, and the food arrived at the same time, nice and...More

Thank Jeannie K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is our second visit to this restaurant in the lovely town of Oakland Maryland. First time we had a great experience and food was good. This time....not so much. We came on Sunday night during Memorial Day weekend. It was busy so we never...More

Thank stm1258
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Was recommended to try this place by an employee of the garden center across street. It was very simple, family oriented (crying baby) and friendly. Service was great, pitcher of margaritas on ice yummy and chili rellenos were excellent. Inexpensive and clean - great choice...More

Thank lynnie l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12680 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-1160
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 301-533-4448
El Canelo - Place page
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