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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

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689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848
Today
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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 54
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Delicious Adobada Tacos, Long Wait

Waited an hour in line for the adobada tacos (marinated pork on a spit) but it was well worth it. You can also ask for it with pineapple. Grilled onions are also delicious. The Carne asada tacos are good but not as good as the adobada tacos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Jiri R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I haven't tried every taco place in this world but there are only 2 taco places that truly makes me salivating. One is Dia De Pesca in San Jose, CA and I now can add Tacos El Gordo on my list! Here are why: 1) Price is great! Approx. $2 for a taco, it is definitely cheap enough to indulge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Waited an hour in line for the adobada tacos (marinated pork on a spit) but it was well worth it. You can also ask for it with pineapple. Grilled onions are also delicious. The Carne asada tacos are good but not as good as the adobada tacos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food is grate. Nice service. The only thing they need to work on is to put more tables or extend dining space. The place is always busy ling lines which means they doing good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is a reason for the long line's the food is delicious. Get your food first then pay, each line is for a different type of meat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ver y good place to eat cabeza tacos and mulitas with choriso are the best This place its not expense but a recoment to change firsth you money to pesos in san isidro to have change

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Adobada tacos are to die for! Don't just order 2, you'll be sorry! Get 4 or more!! Be prepared for a wait during meal times, and limited seating, but definitely with the trip!

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Plano, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you like fatty meat, this is the place for you. Even the pork was not lean. Very confusing ordering with different lines for different foods. Crowded even on a Tuesday night. $2 tacos so the price was fair.

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Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place quick and clean easy access to freeway....my only problem is why do u have to tip at every station and not just at the end?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

What can I say?! These tacos are simply perfection! Definitely a must try if you are in the area!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We were excited try something authentic. The food was good, but when you add the experience with the price it was pretty dang crappy. For the price we could afford, we weren't even close to full. We had heard portions were generous, but did not find that accurate in the slightest. Sure it's 2 bucks for a taco...but then you... More 

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Additional Information about Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

Address: 689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone Number: (619) 691-8848
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
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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