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El Nido, Estero, FL

El Nido

4.3
4.3
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 319-1900

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bonita Springs

    Best Ambiance

  • Bonita Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bonita Springs

    Great for Lunch

  • Bonita Springs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Bonita Springs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Bonita Springs

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jayhawk

    Naples

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very attractive decor and nice ambiance, although my view was directly into an area with food tray racks and a large vent tube. This should be closed off. Food was good and menu had many nice options in addition to the standard taco and burritos.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience overall. Dined with another couple. Server was very attentive and friendly. Did wait a bit for main course, but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was busy, so no issues. Drinks were tasty & tacos were yummy. Would definitely come back and try some other items on the menu. Fun ambiance.
  3. P

    Pags

    Naples

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    1st time here and what impressed me the most was the service. The staff all seemed happy to be there. That goes a long way with me and says a great deal about management. This is a newly opened restaurant and they are still getting the kinks out. The food was good but not excellent. It’s a fun place with lots of tequila choices. I’m expecting the food will improve over time since they are associated with Southfork Grille.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall was a great experience. Pur server was well spoken and fantastic with checking in and presenting options. Food was well presenting and well flavored. Great place for special events.
  5. a

    amos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience in a brand new restaurant! The wait staff especially Maria took care of our party of four and we enjoyed our experience very much. Margaritas were exceptional as well as El Nido speciality drink. We had burritos, flautas, street corn and beans and rice. All were very very good! Looking forward to going again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive server. Fast service and food delivery. Will return in the future

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for your rating! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  7. F

    Flygirl1

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated promptly. The sever was friendly and professional. She did not rush which was nice because we had not been together for awhile. The selection was great and everyone thought their food was delicious. Will definitely go back again.

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was slow; took 15 min to get drinks. Food was overpriced and not very good; three tacos were $18. Better food, value and service at tacos & tequila. Will not be going back.

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022We are so sorry to hear this! We value your feedback and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Can you please give us a call at (239) 319-1900 at your earliest convenience? Our management team would like to get in touch with you and make it right. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

  9. d

    debp

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food and service was good. Menu offered a varied selection with steaks and seafood. I tried the tamales, my husband tried shredded beef tacos. Both were good. The red and green sauces were a bit salty, so we asked for a side of sour cream which solved that problem. The only negative was a limited selection on the enchiladas, as only chicken was offered. The dessert offerings were extensive for a Mexican restaurant. We will return.

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience with us, Deb. We value your feedback and would like to apologize about the sauces being too salty. Rest assured we have addressed these issues with our team as we are still working out some kinks. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!

  10. d

    debra530

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We had reservations when we got there but had to wait cuz they had no tables available. Service was very slow they were very crowded. Although we've eaten at their sister property the food experience was not the same. The food was very Bland an expensive. My daughter and I split the paella we really thought it was too salty and too bland it was mostly rice with muscles and clams and very little chorizo sausage. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and I'm hoping they make some improvement on their selection of food and flavor.

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022We are so sorry to hear that your recent dining experience with us wasn't a 5-star one, Debra. Can you please give us a call at (239) 319-1900? Our management team would like to make it up to you. Thank you and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!

  11. d

    danb

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally delicious food!!! The fresh salsa is awesome!!! Going again soon!!

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you so much for your rating! We are happy to hear that your recent dining experience with us was a 5-star one. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  12. JA

    JANS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I give El Nido 100% for atmosphere and decor. It is outstanding. Very classy Mexican restaurant. As for the main event, the food, we were surprised and disappointed at the blandness of it. We were expecting a Mexican restaurant to have some flavor and it really didn’t. They do serve hot sauce upon request, but hot and flavorful are two different things. We are hoping that they spice it up a bit if we decide to go back.

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience, Jans. We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with the food. Rest assured we have addressed this with our team as we are still working out some kinks being fairly new. We hope you give us another chance!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are on vacation and decided to give this place a try. It was outstanding. The food and ambiance was amazing. Our waiter Brandon was one of the best waiters we have ever had. Wish there was one by us!!!

    El NidoResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for your rating! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service by Brandon!! We hope you visit again soon.

  14. RH

    RoseH

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four people had an excellent casual dinner.

    El NidoResponded on August 4, 2022We're so happy to hear that, Rose! We look forward to serving you again.

  15. DV

    DonaldV

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    First time dining here, although we have eaten in the owner's other restaurant next door dozens of times. Party of 4 adults. My carne asada burrito was bland, although the meat component was good, tender and flavorful. But the rest of the filling was sort of flavorless. Also, the item was barely warm, suggesting it had been sitting out a while before serving. So my meal might get a grade of C+. Shrimp burrito was judged very good, although it too was served at a cool temperature. Fish tacos were excellent, as was a salmon entree. A chocolate dessert recommended by our server was excellent. My beer came from the end of the keg (according to the server) and was pretty flat, almost no bubbles. I probably should not have accepted it, in retrospect. Everyone else's drinks were fine. Service by a young man named Devon was excellent. Staff was polite and attentive. Overall I was disappointed, perhaps because a couple friends raved about the place and I came in ready to be impressed. Plan to give them another try but maybe only one more if the food is still not hot enough and the beer is still flat. Restaurant clientele in this location definitely is on the older side, so perhaps the blandness of the burrito is aimed to satisfy we senior citizens. But I suggest they try to up the flavor a little bit (and also serve it hot instead of tepid). Also, for those who favor a more intense flavoring, they might consider offering some hot sauces for the table, maybe some house label ones that could also be sold by the bottle. I think that has been successful for some other restaurants, e.g. Doc Fords.

    El NidoResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience, Donald! We value your feedback and appreciate you bringing this to our attention as we are still working out some kinks. If you could please give us a call at (239) 319-1900, our management team would like to get in touch with you and make it right. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

  16. j

    jackg

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is really coming along. Great food and outstanding service. Only recommendation I would make is larger glasses for ice tea and cold soft drinks.

    El NidoResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for your rating, Jack! We value your feedback and will make adjustments to the glassware. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  17. VR

    VictoriaR

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paella is fabulous!!

    El NidoResponded on August 4, 2022We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the paella, Victoria! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Definitely going for cool vibe. Must be part of the trend towards expensive/ upscale Mexican. Drinks were good. Food kind of average. Did not like rice and beans. Strange spices. Only open 3 weeks so definitely experiencing growing pains. Management tried to Smooth out the glitches which was very nice. Biggest issue for all of us was menu. Would have liked to see fajitas and a taco salad on menu. Desert we wanted was sold out. That was total bummer. May be one time thing unless they Make some changes.
  19. E

    Ellen

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We met friends at El Nidi for cocktails and dinner. This being a new restaurant we were not sure what to expect. we were pleasantly surprised The food and drinks were plentiful and tasty. Our waitress was wonderful and the decor was perfect. Can’t wait to go back.
  20. KB

    KellyB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great! Good food and service was great!

    El NidoResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for your rating, Kelly! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  21. IE

    IvetteE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Usually rice and beans are included. Here they’re an additional cost to an already pricey meal. In addition refills on chips are additional. To survive they’ll have to stay the same as the many other Mexican restaurants customers can pick from.

    El NidoResponded on August 4, 2022We are so sorry to hear that your recent dining experience with us wasn't a 5-star one. Can you please email us at jdscoconutpoint@gmail? Our management team would like to make it right with you. We value your feedback and hope to hear from you soon!

  22. M

    Mrsholiday

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding . Our server was extremely attentive and didn’t rush us thru our drinks and dinner.
  23. JL

    JanL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Entrees were very good. Homemade tortillas and salsa not so good. And margaritas had very little alcohol.
  24. JM

    JosephM

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wow. Great food and a great staff. Very glad this place is here.
  25. DE

    DonE

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The AC was not working well. My husband felt so bad even when we moved to a cooler table, he left after ordering and our friends took me home with his dinner Need to pay for chips and salsa. I ordered the beef soft tacos. They were ok. They came with nothing else Doubt we will go back. We were so hoping to Like the place as we are big fans of Southfork.

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent dining experience with us and would like to apologize about the temperature of the restaurant. Can you please give us a call at (239) 319-1900 at your earliest convenience - our management team would like to make it up to you. Thank you and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!

  27. SK

    SamuelK

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food drinks, , atmosphere and service. Will definitely return.

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  28. RB

    RogerB

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time there, much better service this time, food is very good.

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022Thank you, Roger! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon.

  29. JS

    JenniferS

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good basic Mexican. Tacos are a good value. I would definitely go back.

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  30. c

    cyndeep

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and service was excellent! Our server even tracked us down in the parking lot to deliver a "to go" box that one of our party had left behind! It's not your typical Mexican restaurant; you can irder traditional dishes, but you can explore new flavors and unique recipes. We'll be back often!

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  31. SM

    StephanieM

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back! The atmosphere is upscale but fun and offers a variety of seating options. The service was, seriously, outstanding. It was impressive for anywhere, but especially a new restaurant. Whomever trained the front-of-house staff deserves a bonus. :) Every server was friendly, the beverage manager took time to talk to us about our margaritas and was (deservedly so) proud of his team, and we were checked on regularly. The margarita flights were awesome and the FOOD. So good! Definitely get the charred queso fresco. Highly, highly recommend.

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022Thank you so much Stephanie for your kind words! We value your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon!

  32. L

    Lrsanti

    Naples

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Wanted a Taco Salad …. What Mexican Restaurant not serve a Taco Salad ????
  33. r

    robertd

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Not best first visit, really nice atmosphere and decor, not particularly busy but took over one hour for order of tacos, will watch reviews and once they pull it together might try again

    El NidoResponded on August 2, 2022We are so sorry to hear this, Robert. If you could please give us a call at (239) 319-1900, our management team would like to make it up to you. Thank you and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

  34. PS

    PennyS

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    The style of food is NOT for us. We think when people go to a Mexican restaurant they want Mexican food. The twist they are putting on it, is NOT appealing to us. We won't be back.
  35. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new restaurant in the Bonita Springs area. Excellent margaritas and guacamole. Portions are more than generous. Ambiance is modern and up scale.
  36. M

    Mumba

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful. Margaritas were perfect. Servers were friendly and efficient. This may be our new favorite everyday dining place!

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food an server. Marie is exceptional.

    El NidoResponded on July 28, 2022We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  38. PF

    PegF

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    waiter was wonderful. drinks and food were delicious.

    El NidoResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience, Peg! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to serving you again soon.

  39. EP

    ElaineP

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to El Nido twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. I have vowed to try something different every time I go. Our table ordered chicken tacos, burrito, street corn, shrimp ajillo and choripan and Pollo a la braza. Everyone really liked their meals. This is not typical Mexican.the quality and variety u as much better. The walls have beautiful murals. The atmosphere was fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

    El NidoResponded on July 19, 2022Hi Elaine, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your dishes and the atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Brandon was very knowledgeable, helpful ,and professional. We ordered tacos served three different ways so we could sample a variety of food. We will definitely go back.

    El NidoResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for taking the time to tell us details about your recent dining experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tacos and service provided by Brandon. We look forward to serving you again soon!

FAQs

El Nido is rated 4.3 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for El Nido

23161 Village Shops Way ., Ste. 113, Estero, FL 33928

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Coconut Point Town Center

  • Neighborhood

    Estero

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

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