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Taqueria El Grullense J & G

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3636 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 251-9317
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Taqueria, good value

Stopped here because they were open late and seemed to have a good crowd, a vote of confidence. Order at the counter, English seems to be the second language, but that's what I wanted, authentic! Self serve fresh chips and salsa bar to accompany your entree. If you want good food at a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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English first
Ogden, Utah
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped here because they were open late and seemed to have a good crowd, a vote of confidence. Order at the counter, English seems to be the second language, but that's what I wanted, authentic! Self serve fresh chips and salsa bar to accompany your entree. If you want good food at a good value, this is it. If you... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good range of burritos, tacos, soups. Order at one end of the counter, pick up at the other. Food generally what it should be. Serve-yourself embellishments (chips, sauces, chilies) rare. Fast service eat in or take out. Good value. Atmosphere it does not have. If you want sombreros on the wall and chips on the table, go to Cecilias, one... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There were a bunch of us so we were able to try everyone else's food. We ordered the green wet pork burritos , red wet chicken burrito, vegetarian burrito, chile colorado, menudo, fish tacos and tacos al carbon. We over ordered because the portions were huge......! I loved the food here and would definitely come back.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place was great! HUGE menu, HUGE platters, average prices. Seems authentic and was very tasty! We enjoyed the cafeteria type atmosphere.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great tasting - reasonably priced Mexican food, friendly order takers, response time from order to eating- really quick, salsa bar, and free chips, and an informal ambience that has an authentic feel of a Mexican neighborhood taco eatery.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I found this place by accident (no Yelp, no nothin'). The first year that my daughter went to college in Palo Alto, I was walking from the hotel to the campus and El Grullense was standing there and my stomach and eyes were ready for it. Again without knowing I picked a "Green Burrito" just because I liked the name... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've been to about a million Mexican places and this one is right up there. The food is awesome and the tacos are almost free. Really, two tacos is a very respectable meal here. I come here every time I am in town and it is the highlight of the trip. One day I was here for a medical visit... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Everytime i come to Palo Alto, I go there to Getty favorite tacos or the wet burrito!!! Super yummy!

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Pomezia, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Absolutely excellent mexican food, from sauces to enchiladas, service ready and attentive, they provided us a new order almost immediately after our request, in order to let us eat all together. The place is definitely not a jacket and tie, but there is anyway enough room to have some privacy. Recommended for food (also take away) mainly.

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Tacoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I walked to this restaurant from Creekside Inn. The menu was quite varied, and the staff even made a special dietary adjustment for me when I requested it. Very delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3636 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 251-9317

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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