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Rudy's Taco Shop

524 Stevens Ave, Ste 1, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2052
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Ranked #18 of 68 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Suwannee, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I read the reviews, and were excited about this place, as we are Mexican food lovers. I cannot adequately express our disappointment. I read reviews about places, and wonder how so many can be happy with a place, and then one pops up rating it so poorly, but now I think I know; different tastes, hopefully. We... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Excellent spot for a quick taco. Located in small shopping mall not far from the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds. The Street Tacos (Carnitas & Carne Asada) were very tasty and a great deal at $1.45 each. Big breakfast burritos . Eat at inside or outside tables. Service is fast and friendly.

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Rudy's is a wonderful taco shop tucked away in a little strip center that is part taco shop and part grocery store. The owner Rudy is a local garduate of the middle school across the street and has lived in the area for many years. It is a pleasure to get a carne asada burrito ( which is HUGE) and... More 

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Solana Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love, Rudy's Taco Shop. I have been buying my grandson an afternoon snack of a bean burrito for several years. The past three times the burrito is so small with very little beans! What gives? Is it because Rudy's has a new owner and he is cutting corners?

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Arlington, VA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a tremendous place for tacos & anything Mexican food. Inexpensive, tasty, some of the best tacos ever. Try the carne asada. Try anything - - it's all fantastic. Had a nice conversation with one of the owners. They take huge pride in making Mexican food 'right' and that means superb food for us. Good craft beer selection, too.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is not a "sit down" restaurant. It's in a strip mall and one may not notice it at first glance! But the breakfast burritos are the best! I often call ahead, order and pick up my food. ¡Muy delicioso!

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Boise, Idaho
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We went to this place, based on the number 1 ranking and the picture of the restaurant. I've submitted the real picture of their front door to show what to expect. They do have a small deck on which there are a few tables and inside there are 3 small tables but this is, as their sign says, a take... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I would have never tried this place with Tripadvisor, and I was still a little nervous when I entered one evening. This place isn't upscale Solana Beach. It reminds me of my childhood in rural Appalachia, with a set of shelves with food products (though Bimbo breads never made it to Appalachia in the 1980s) plus a small food counter.... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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129 reviews 129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Having lived in colonial Mexico for 10 + years, I can highly recommend this great little place. I had the large tacos with all - one Carnitas and one Carne Asada. Both salsas were outstanding. Provecho.

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Iowa City, IA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Had the carne asada tacos - loved them - yummy and fresh. Friendly people, nice little place with a small grocery section as well.

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Additional Information about Rudy's Taco Shop

Address: 524 Stevens Ave, Ste 1, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2052
Phone Number: 858-755-0788
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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