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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848
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Ranked #4 of 394 restaurants in Chula Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Escondido, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Forget Roberto's, Alberto's or whatever, these are tacos the way they were meant to be made and eaten! We live in the opposite side of San Diego County but we'll make the one hour drive just for this place. Nothing fancy here, just straight stick tortillas and meat (plenty of it!).

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Escondido, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Food is amazing. Lines can be a problem , but not on Sunday am. We will take out of town visitors here

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Chula Vista, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

People line up to get the tacos de pastor (ask for them with pineapple - and onions, cilantro, guacamole). The quesadillas are amazing. The green onion and pepper side dish is extraordinary. Everything is good there. Carne asana tacos, cheek, head, tongue... I wish it were easier to park the car. But there is always an open table - as... More

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Chula Vista,Ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This might be no frills dining, but the tacos are the best tasting anywhere! All the choices are good, but my favorites are the adobada and carne asada. Load them up with onions, guacamole, cilantro and salsa and you have a tasty meal.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I had planned on going before getting there because I'd read the past reviews and it was worth it! I started with just 3 because I figured that would be enough but nope.....I had to go back for another 3. Especially the Adobada! Normally I don't get all that extra on my tacos but I didn't want to be one... More

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Chula Vista, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

okay first thing you need to know your going to have to get off your car so just accept that now. After that it's all good all of their tacos are delicious pretty darn close to their TJ locations just a few miles away but no crossing the border necessary.Order your choice of tacos they will ask what you would... More

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Chula Vista, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not much on atmosphere but great TJ street tacos. Try something different than the normal chicken, beef, or pork, you'll be happy you did.

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Encinitas, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enjoy Tijuana "street tacos" while you sit comfortably inside. Not as cheap as Tijuana but the tacos are delicious especially the "Al Pastor".

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Chula Vista, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was before April 2013. I have eaten at Tacos El Gordo one time and will never darken their door again. My husband and I wanted to try it and we stood in line like everyone else. We were treated rudely. We felt totally out of place there. We took our food with us and to tell you the truth,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

ok, so the place looks like a fast food joint, but you arent there for the atmosphere. You want unique great tacos. I read reviews on TA and Yelp, was in the area for business and I had to try it. I'm glad I did. I never had tijuana street tacos, didnt even know what that was. I do know... More

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