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El Hidalgo

Our menu offers both classic and modernized preparations of the regional dishes of Mexico. We take pride in bringing the best of the Mexican and Latin American cuisine to Howard County. Come and experience a celebration of color and flavors indulge yourself in a unique Elkridge culinary treasure.
8 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(8 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 8 reviews
5 stars
(3)
4 stars
(2)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Ambiance 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(4)
  • kid-friendly(4)
  • fit for foodies(3)
  • good for groups(3)
  • neighborhood gem(3)
  • great for brunch(1)
El Hidalgo Reviews List
Review 1 for El Hidalgo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for El Hidalgo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Special Occasion Dinner

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Note: I would actually rate the 2 stars Food as 2 1/2 stars. It was better than fair but not quite good enough in comparison. The atmosphere was small and cozy. The booth table was a very odd shape with one slanted edge which made it difficult to get in without moving the table. Once seated, we had plenty of room for multiple dishes. There were four in our party. We started out with drinks, a margarita and a beer. The margarita was considered absolutely delicious-5 Stars! It was fruity with mango and Grand Marnier. Everyone sampled it and agreed! (There was a lady Bartender.) The Blue Moon beer was also enjoyed. The tortilla chips were good with a smooth salsa with a little heat. Because of one review, we tried the rattlesnake bites. Watch out! They were potent and too hot for most of us. We laughed about their effect. We decided not to order them again. The second appetizer was good. (Don't recall the name.) Our waiter was humorous, friendly and attentive but a bit difficult to understand. The main course took a while to deliver but we didn't mind having time to chat and eat the appetizers. Once the main course arrived, we all liked the food but it was not great. The fajitas were good with tender chicken; but, they had a different smoky taste that was not very good. The chimichanga chicken was hot, moist and tender; but, the wrap was soggy and felt a bit raw in places when it was advertised as crispy and the beans and rice were just warm. There was not much flavor and there was no sauce. It did have a piped dab of tasty guacamole, sour cream and tomatoes on top which looked nice. The specialty burrito was good with nice cilantro flavor and guacamole and cheese topping, The other burrito was very large. The person who ordered it did not comment on the flavor and left most of it uneaten. All in all, it was pretty good/not bad, just not great. If we were in the area, we would have dinner there again; but, we would not drive the distance we did for another meal."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2008
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Review 3 for El Hidalgo
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Love this place. The food was fresh and hot. The server was very nice unaccommodating. Great food, Great service. Awesome margarita's! I had the jalapeno infused tequila margarita and its was fantastic. Spicy with juts a touch of sweet. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for El Hidalgo
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Major disappointment !!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Chose this restaurant based on the reviews posted online (4.5 stars) to take 7 friends for dinner. We drove from a distance to celebrate a special occasion in this restaurant. What a major regret. I made reservation through Open Table because I thought it would be very busy based on the many good reviews I read. When we got at the restaurant, the manager and the waitress had no idea about my reservation. El Hidalgo environment was OK, but the food was poorly made and terrible: tasteless, cold and burnt, and the waitress messed up our orders. The restaurant was not busy at all.
The price charged per meal was basically the same as those meals one can get at On the Board or any other Mexican restaurant, however, the quality of El Hidalgo food was very bad. Whoever highly reviewed this restaurant must be a family member, friend of the manager/owner, or is part of the staff. If so, instead of posting fake reviews to attract customers, El Hidalgo must improve the quality of its food so the customers will return many times to enjoy its business.
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Dined on 12/20/2014
 2009
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Ratings-Only Reviews for El Hidalgo
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
3 / 3
Energetic