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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Food is flavorful greasy tasty greatness, but restaurant is. Way too breezy and cold not to mention uncomfortable. Tip.. The abobada is great, ask for hand made tortillas with tacos

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was recommended by the hotel staff. The taco shop was very similar to a Tijuana taco place. The tacos were about cheap, and very tasty. The workers were friendly. The atmosphere was friendly. The place was relatively clean. However, for those who never were in Mexico, this place may seem a bit foreign.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was in Chula Vista for a week for work, I asked the people in the office where the best tacos in town were. They were Mexican, so I figured they would know. They pointed me to this place. I never had a mula or heard of it before. I felt adventurous and ordered one. Well, that turned into 4.... More

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San Diego, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Tijuana style tacos in chula vista. The tacos al pastor is probably the most popular but they also have asada, lengua, and more. Unlike in TJ its a bit pricey at 2$ a taco but they are good. It gets packed during the late night drunken munchies hour so you might have to wait in line!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I never knew what authentic mexican food was until I ate here. The tacos are so tasty and the meat is very tender. Definately worth the money.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A chance to get excellent Mexican Street tacos without crossing the border. Lots of choices-no fish, but Al pastor, carne asada, tongue, beef head, cactus, and pork. Walk-in (no drive thru). Once you decide what your want, grab a tray, locate the sign with the flavor of taco you want (if you want a variety, the chef/server will get the... More

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Escondido, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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