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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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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
Most recent review
Wow! Homemade tortillas!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Sharon L
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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
47 helpful votes 47 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Went with co-workers for lunch, food came in a timely manner and was excellent. Nice salsa bar to choose from. Highly recommend this place.

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palo alto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We really like the enchiladas here and the prices are great, as is the hot sauce. The staff are also friendly. However, my digestive tract did not enjoy the experience quite as much. I thought it was just a fluke, so I went back about a year later, and experienced the sequel to Montezuma's revenge. I've never had this happen... More 

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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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