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El Hidalgo
El Hidalgo

El Hidalgo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elhidalgorestaurant.com/
  • Email: ElHidalgo@verizon.net
  • Phone: (410) 540-2999
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Walter Castro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery Av
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking available
A word from 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I didn't really know what to expect but I enjoyed myself. The food was great! My fiancé took the 8lb burrito prenadas challenge although he didn't finish I was proud he ate half. It was a fun, exciting experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I brought a large group of high school students to this restaurant, and the owners treated us with patience, generosity, and kindness. They ensured that our servers were attentive, and they even convinced the English-speaking waiters to try a bit of Spanish with our Spanish-speaking group. Everyone had a lot of fun, and the food was tasty."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, (the beef and steak especially) it was great to have a choice of different rices, a refreshing change from the standard Mexican rice most places offer. (I had green poblano rice instead) Another novel offering were the different flights of tequila shots, a nice way to sample many brands without breaking the bank. Was a bit surprised to see on the menu that chip refills cost extra, but we didn't run into any issues. The only real negative toward the ambiance was how small the place was, with the harsh fluorescent light of the kitchen spilling out from the sides of the bar and boxes of supplies piled up in one corner, but that is the nature of a strip-mall and they made the best of the usable space."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "El Hidalgo has a huge menu with all the usual Mexican classics as well as a bunch of margaritas. The food is cheap but the portions were small. We got 2 drinks and 2 entrees for $35, plus $15 off using an online coupon. El Hidalgo is not much on ambiance - it's basically a sports bar. Our waitress had too many tables, so service was spotty and she got part of the order wrong. But we enjoyed the food, so we'll be back, just not for date night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for dinner one night and we found the place to be worth the money. The place was small, but the food selection was huge and the prices were very reasonable. The meal was delicious and the portions were generous. I would definitely go back for a Happy Hour or any other occasion since I felt I got a great deal for both food and alcohol."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We live in Carroll County, and often have to drive a distance to get decent Mexican food. Thanks to Open Table, we found El Hidalgo! We both enjoyed the entire meal, and we were happy to discover that El Hidalgo offers spicy Mexican food. So many times we've tried new Mexican restaurants only to discover that the food is bland. We will definitely make the 40 minute drive to El Hidalgo again ~"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our waitress really was the one who made this place. She pointed out some of her faves, and recommended a dessert I wouldn't ordinarily choose that was terrific."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Relatively small. The booth where we were seated had a table about 1-2 inches too wide all the way around. Food was good."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Everything we've ever ordered here has been delicious. I love the snake bites. The sevrice is very fast and courteous."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "¡La comida es deliciosa! Los traigos (las bebidas) fue riquísimos. Y nuestra mesaras fue muy profesional. A mi familia y mis amigos, todos disfrutíamos la experencia. We will dine here many more times. I shared my b'day cake with our waitresses and the chefs. This is how at home they made us feel. I'm glad that I celebrated my 45th b'day at El Hidalgo! Now my friends from Philadelphia, Cleveland, & Virginia want to eat here the next time they're in town."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "A nice alternative to the big Tex-Mex chains. The dining room is pretty small - so be prepared to wait for a table or try for reservations (although we had "confirmed" reservations from on-line - but they had not received the reservation). Regular entrees are flavorful and a bit more authentic. The kids plates were a bit more "fast-food" in nature than I would prefer (heavily breaded / fried) - I will probably order off the appetizer menu for the kids on our next visit."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We had a great waiter who was very attentive and the food was awesome. Being a vegetarian, they have tons of options!"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We were looking for a simple meal out and tired of the usual places. This restaurant was a good find. The food was delicious and the service attentive. And people kept coming in so it was always moderately full. We will no doubt be back."
    Dined on 9/1/2013