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Gutierrez & Rico Drive-In

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61 Sherwood Dr, Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-8382
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Holy Burrito!

Without a recommendation 20 years ago, I wouldn't have considered stopping at Gutierrez Drive-In; now, 20 years later, I am a faithful regular when I am in Salinas. Order and pick-up at the counter; a full range of authentic Mexican food - from simple tacos and burritos, to full meals that are too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
LBlank-SalinasCA
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Without a recommendation 20 years ago, I wouldn't have considered stopping at Gutierrez Drive-In; now, 20 years later, I am a faithful regular when I am in Salinas. Order and pick-up at the counter; a full range of authentic Mexican food - from simple tacos and burritos, to full meals that are too large to finish in one sitting. The... More 

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good mariscos, (Mexican style seafood.) Reasonable prices. Service can be slow at times, if the place is crowded.

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205 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our friends drive up from Atascadero (2 hours) to meet us for lunch and they said it was worth the drive. Seafood here is great. I had octopus (pulpo) with peppers and onions in a nice red sauce. The others had fish tacos, chicken tostada and a whole, deep fried fish. This is a busy place but very close to... More 

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Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

stop by here was a great call by my friends ad we were passing by truly great food after a long week of stress . filled us up and put us back ontrack!

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Thank kevan d
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you want glossy glitter, this is not the place. If you want perhaps the best Mexican food on the Central Coast, nitty-gritty decor (it's a former DQ) and atmosphere to take your breath away (the little girls in their First Communion dresses on Sunday are absolute charmers) - in other words, if you want a totally down home experience,... More 

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Thank Dan S
Salinas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Horrible service. . Horrible food..their was a fly on my burrito the did not want to give my money back.. just plain rude.. no flavor on the food... just eat rocks they would taste the same and their food.....

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Mount Shasta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Gutierrez & Rico’s Drive-In is the place to go for fresh and delicious, authentic Mexican food. The place is filled with locals and Mexicans, which is always a good sign that you are about to eat some great food. The dining area is small as most people get their orders to-go. Feel free to sit in the parking lot and... More 

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Thank Janny H
Vancouver, Washington
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have had take out, eaten in and also picked up food for 30 for an adult birthday party. Food is always excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Easy place to get to from the freeway. We had the chorizo burrito. It was freshly made and delicious!

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Thank JoseAndAna
Salinas, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a great place to get authentic mexican food. The burritos are awesome! Most everything I've had there is terrific. Most people just get stuff to go. There is a large selection of items and they are always busy!!

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  • Address: 61 Sherwood Dr, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 424-8382

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