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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 48
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cheap and authentic

Wasn't sure exactly what I was getting since I don't speak Spanish, so I stuck to the basics with 3 different kinds of tacos. Very good! It's an experience going there and the food is unlike other tacos I have ever tasted. Worth a visit but be warned, it's very busy and not exactly fast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure exactly what I was getting since I don't speak Spanish, so I stuck to the basics with 3 different kinds of tacos. Very good! It's an experience going there and the food is unlike other tacos I have ever tasted. Worth a visit but be warned, it's very busy and not exactly fast.

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Pastor is by far the best tacos in this place the line may get long at times but it is worth the wait. They are reasonably priced for a fast food joint and we always make it a point to come back every time we are in San Diego!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

These tacos where excelente. Go easy on the salsa if you dont like garlic, but they are just like a real mexican taco shop.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stopped here while in San Diego for business. They have separate lines for each type of taco (pollo, carnitas, etc). After you gather your tacos there is a small toppings bar. Parking is a hassle, but their chorizo tacos are some of the best I've ever had!

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Glendale, Az
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Arriving here, my party had to circle the building three times before we decided we were going to park next door at the Carl’s Jr. A man said our vehicle was going to get towed so while my party ordered food, I went and found a suitable parking spot as some customers left this place. Lots of customers means something... More 

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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171 reviews 171 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You will enjoy this place as long as you focus on the food. I got the tacos adobada (spicy pork), asada (steak) and tripe (steak, but it's tripe). I enjoyed it all, though I had to admit I had a hard time to discerning one from the other. This place is simple and no-frills.

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Chula Vista, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife an I stop by to have some Mexican carne asada tacos, good flavor excellent service and very cheap

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Oxnard, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

the tacos are worth the visit. Keep in mind it gets super busy make sure you look at what each line is because not all serve the same thing

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I missed their tacos.used to come often when i was a kid.How i missed their sauce.Its worth the wait.seems like its a never ending line.try all of them.always busy at night so go during the day or afternoon.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Food awesome. Friendly crowd. Why make customers stand in line for 30 minutes and only order certain items from each line?

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?