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Pedro's Tacos

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550 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4719
949-498-5908
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, if somewhat inconsistent

Pedro's is my favorite fast mexican food in town. When they are good, they are great! I typically enjoy their carne asada tacos and burritos, rolled tacos, etc. The drive through is relatively fast and accurate, especially when the owner/manager is there. When management is absent, the drive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
RealRoadWarrior
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San Clemente, California
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Glendora, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I have a cast iron stomach but this place put me in the ground. We were staying at the San Clemente State Campground for a week. Went there the first night to get a bite to eat and we were both sick all night. I am not one to push places to the curb so we tried it 4 days... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I really wanted to like this place. Visiting from Washington, locals raved about it. Sister in law warned me not to go... I thought surely it's not that bad. So wrong. I got the taquitos... If you can call them that... They were fried so much that they were rock hard. Beans saved them, rice was ok. Husband got the... More 

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San Clemente, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Whenever I'm away from home for too long, I miss my family, friends and the beach. I also miss Pedro's tacos. I don't know if it's just that "taste of home" but it is one solid Mexican joint if you're looking for some quick and tasty grids to take to the beach. The fish taco is always good, but my... More 

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San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Pedro's is my favorite fast mexican food in town. When they are good, they are great! I typically enjoy their carne asada tacos and burritos, rolled tacos, etc. The drive through is relatively fast and accurate, especially when the owner/manager is there. When management is absent, the drive through slows down and the service can be down right disinterested. Also... More 

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San Clemente, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Pedro's is "fast" food, that takes a little time, but it is always worth the wait. This is simple, basic and good food. The fish tacos are excellent - deep fried fish, cabbage and white sauce - and they are full size. Rolled tacos are a great followup or perfect to share. This is not fine dining, but when you... More 

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CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On our way to Los Angeles from San Diego stop at this restaurant sine the sign said best tacos since 1986. Well the sign lied they gave us packaged salsa ( like the ones at jack in the box) and it was obvious the guacamole was not made there. The guacamole looked like it was at some point frozen. I... More 

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Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were driving through San Clemente and zipped through Pedro's Taco's drive thru for a quick bite. The Shrimp Burrito was very good, much better quality than I would have expected from a roadside place. Big delicious burrito at a good price. Would definitely visit again!

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Humble, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

San Clemente is home for us. When our kids were little, we ate at Pedros at least once a week. You can't beat the value of their menu. We love the rolled tacos (with guacamole and cheese), the fish tacos, and the bean and cheese burritos. It's about as casual as you can get, but it's home so we love... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

great for the price! iconic southern california vibe. don't visit san clemente without stopping here!

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Tustin, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Tacos are the thing to order here. The rest of the menu is just average. Carne Asada burrito was a little bland with the meat not having enough of a charred taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-498-5908

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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