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Lourdes Mexican Food

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650 S Escondido Blvd, Ste A, Escondido, CA 92025-4856
760-746-1141
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hidden taste gem

Hole in the wall that has lines all day. The soup is the thing to get here. But for traditional Mexican food, its really good. Arguably, the best in Escondido. The salsa has a taste like tomato soup with more of a jalapeño kick rather than a pepper spice taste. The carne asada plate is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hole in the wall that has lines all day. The soup is the thing to get here. But for traditional Mexican food, its really good. Arguably, the best in Escondido. The salsa has a taste like tomato soup with more of a jalapeño kick rather than a pepper spice taste. The carne asada plate is good , but my favorite... More 

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Temecula, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After reading all the reviews about how good the chicken soup was here, we decided to give it a try. It was very good and tasty....hit the spot perfectly. Although, my favorite chicken soup is at a restaurant in the solana beach area......this would be a close second. Very friendly staff and super quick service. Make sure to go early,... More 

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is for the Shell Station venue on El Norte Parkway. The place is terrific for what they are known for; the chicken soup. There's probably not much I can add to the numerous reviews of that...so... In a nutshell, the chicken soup is indeed very very good and if one spends enough money on their order, a bag of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Yes the chicken soup is great but that's only the beginning of the excellent eating adventure offered at Lourdes. Hands down one of the best Mexican restaurants in all of Southern California. Really.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Small restaurant in Old Historic Escondido, limited seating. They serve excellent tradtional Mexican Fare, however their homemade bowl of chicken soup is amazing and what most drive miles to eat.

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The menu said "the best chicken soup in town" and they nailed it. Great family owned place but you will not be sorry if you get this fantastic soup! I really think I got an entire chicken breast in my bowl alone! Most of the business seems to be phone order & take out but they have a few tables.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love the chicken soup, its the best ! Carne asade is really good also, the salsa and homemade chips yum!

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having a cold is not the only time I find myself here, however when I do have a cold I am almost always here for the Chicken Soup! I don't know that it really possesses all the magical powers of healing which some claim, however I can't say for sure! What I do know is that it is delicious and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I'm a gringa and have been getting chicken soup here for more than 10 years. I usually get it to take out, cause it's a bit of a hole in the wall restaurant and usually crowded. I haven't eaten much else here so can't say one way of 'tother about enchiladas etc. They are experts at wrapping everything individually (onions,... More 

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San Diego, CA USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had been hearing about this place for a while now. Mostly about their chicken soup. Eventually decided to try it and were not amazed by their soup. Also ordered a couple of tamales and were disappointed at their quality (taste, massive amount of dough versus meat). We likely will not return there just for the chicken soup alone, but maybe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 S Escondido Blvd, Ste A, Escondido, CA 92025-4856
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: 760-746-1141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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