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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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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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new york
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

30 minute posted wait turned into 50 minutes. Really, they should know how long it takes after serving several zillion tacos. To top it off, the tacos were really not good. The soft shells were cold and a bit soggy. Skimpy on the fish taco ingredients too. They were inexpensive but so disappointing.

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Encinitas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is inside the State Beach Campground, which means you'll have to park on the street and walk in, if you aren't staying in the campground. (You can get a temporary pass if you are disabled, though). The restaurant is open air and on a wood deck atop a cliff at the ocean's edge. The menu is mostly permutations... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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10 reviews
9 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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3 reviews
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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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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?