It has always been a dream of ours to open a restaurant in my hometown.  We owned our Sonora location since 1999 and with the help of Chasity’s (my wife) parents, George and Mary Delgado, we were able to make our dream a reality in April 2005.
George and Mary Delgado created a fresh and unique ambiance for all of the locations.  When you walk in, you can see the beautifully designed mosaic tile floor and the handcrafted booths and tables.  Every location is individually customized by George.
Our menu continues to boast our ambiance with a variety of flavorful choices such as our signature chile verde, to the award winning mole, and Mary’s famous caldo de pollo.
The chimichanga, lemon chicken tacos, and fajitas are just a few of our customer favorites.  We have a full bar, where we make exceptional handcrafted margaritas.  El Jardin is sure to satisfy any palate.
Apart from the large, diverse menu, El Jardin is all about family.  A lot of the friendly faces that work in the restaurants are related to the Delgado and Machado families.  It meant a lot to Chasity and me to bring that family friendly atmosphere and the personal relationships that have been built with our customers to Elk Grove.  My family graciously filled the role of managing the restaurant and has been building relationships with customers to make El Jardin a continued success.
 From the meticulous design of the restaurant to the array of authentic food to the family atmosphere; we offer you a manifestation into the Mexican culture.  Chasity and I are blessed to be a part of the Elk Grove Community and look forward to many more years.  Thank you for being a part of our family!


Americo and Chasity Machado
Owners