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Bull Taco

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Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
760-635-3595
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food but this location doesn't look like photos

Went here for lunch. Food and service were good. The burritos were very good. I tried the special PBJ burrito which was pork, bacon, jalapeño. This location was a little rough looking but a typical taco shack. It is worth a try if you are in the area. Also walk over to Lofty Coffee next door... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch. Food and service were good. The burritos were very good. I tried the special PBJ burrito which was pork, bacon, jalapeño. This location was a little rough looking but a typical taco shack. It is worth a try if you are in the area. Also walk over to Lofty Coffee next door for some great coffee.

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Heard nothing but praise for Bull Taco. In the end, it's tag line says it all- "unauthentic Mexican". I got the carne Asada taco- the meat was a hybrid of ground beef and Philly cheesesteak style pseudo meat. So disappointing as it had no flavor and lots of gristle. In keeping with my bad decision of the day I ordered... More 

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not quite as good as Roberto's by my count... but you can;t beat the feel and location of Bull tacos. Great views.. decent food and the prices are reasonable.

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Carlsbad, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Tacos are off the charts at this locals spot! Great selection of tacos from duck to Carnitas to chicken to mahi-mahi! Good beer selection as well. Must visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Love the tacos the service was also amazing. The tacos have something for everyone. I am allergic to tomatoes and there were a ton of tacos I could eat.

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Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Come on, it can't get much better than this....sitting on the top of the bluff checking the waves and soaking up the sun while chowing on amazing, "inauthentic" Mexican cuisine! Oh, and you're in the middle of a campground! Love this place and it is a must stop when we have visitors from out of town!

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York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I liked the food (even though it's supposedly in-authenticate Mexican) but the highlight of this place is the setting, it's absolutely gorgeous. Makes for an excellent cheap lunch!

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CARLSBAD
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place has great tacos real local beachy feel to it. No frills just good quality food at a great price !

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San Clemente, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Such a shame! Bull Taco used to be a morning ritual for us when camping at San Elijo, but not anymore. First of all your paying premium prices for a taco stand, but if the flavors unique and bold I'd be ok with it. Things got really bland, and drab with a heavy sour cream base. I will say they... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent al freco eating. Several tables On cliff top 105 steps up from the beach. Parking limited.

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Additional Information about Bull Taco

Address: Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: 760-635-3595
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-635-3595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?