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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

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689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Awesome tacos!!

Always a pleasure visiting this restaurant. Service is excellent, food very good and cheap just like authentic Mexican food should be made close to the border. Fast service and great for a quick bite to eat of Mexican food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
kevin s
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a pleasure visiting this restaurant. Service is excellent, food very good and cheap just like authentic Mexican food should be made close to the border. Fast service and great for a quick bite to eat of Mexican food.

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Thank kevin s
utah
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food reminds me of TJ tacos. A great variety very fresh and flavorful. We definitly over eat but its that good.

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Thank lucyupmeyer
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are some of the best tacos you can get without crossing the border I absolutely love their food and their service is pretty good too.

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Thank NATALIE M
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tacos El Gordo has the BEST street tacos in San Diego! A must if visiting. I recommend the Carne Asada Tacos con Todo (everything - cilantro, salsa, onions)

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Thank MissAprilMarie
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had carne asada tacos. They come with cilantro, onion, meat and guacamole. I don't like to add the salsa because sometimes it's cold and I don't like that. They have many different tacos and quesadillas. There is something for everyone at a very reasonable price. Very clean

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Thank Anabelle B
Chula Vista, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Judging by the lines , no need to say this place is the bomb for tacos.I have always gone to the one on H st and have always had a long wait .All most as long as the border wait !! One day the wife and I were out running errands and came across the tacos El Gordo by Montgomery... More 

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Thank Sam V
Paris, France
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent! We were only able to try the carne asada and the adbo pork tacos which were just the best ever. Portions are very big, food is very cheap, place is full !

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Thank Sophie T
San Diego
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loveeeeeee this tacos; so glad I don't have to cross the border to have some delicious tacos!!! I totally recommend this place. All the food is great!

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Thank jkhalifah
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The food here is good! Just make sure you stand in the right line. You gotta stand in different lines depending on the type of meat you want. If you never been there that's the only thing could confuse you

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Thank DanielCalahorrano
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What can I say, if you like Mexican food, especially tacos, this is must try! Wide assortment of tacos, drinks and free salsa (ask the cashier). You basically stand in line for whatever taco you want, choose your drink (horchata available!) and then go to the cashier to pay. Came here late on a Sunday evening (10 pm) and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: (619) 691-8848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?