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El Indio Mexican Restaurant

3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
619-299-0333
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Ranked #230 of 4,039 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Parrish, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect with this unique restaurant, but it sure did not disappoint. You walk in - place your order - gather your utensils - grab a table and wait for your food. I wouldn't care if the wait was 5 hours!!!! Altho, it won't be. The food is divine. If you have not eaten good California... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

They are served on plastic plates. Not very clean. I didnt like there. atmoshpere is bad. meals are average.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

When traveling solo I seek out Diners Drive-in and Dives joints. Unfortunately that doesn't always work but it did today. Guy F was crazy for the house made chips and he was right. They are unbelievable. The only bad thing is I'll never be able to eat supermarket tortilla again. I had the Chili Relleno with a shredded beef taco... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The history of the place makes it a must stop, the food was good not great and the soft drink choices were very good. As other reviewers have stated there is a lacking in spice, not for heat but for flavor. All that being said, I would go back. If you visit San Diego you should go and try it... More

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msy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Loved it. Great old school Mexican joint with super fresh guacamole and salsa. Friendly staff with a fast food feel.

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Midland,Mi.
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Saw this place on the travel channel before going on vacation. Tried it for lunch our first day in San Diego and the food was awesome. We shared shredded beef enchiladas, a shredded beef taco, a shredded chicken taco , beans and rice. We will go back whenever we are in San Diego.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had seen this place on TV one afternoon and decided to check it out while on vacation. The food was wonderful. Staff was great. We had to purchase more cinnamon chips to take back to the hotel.

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Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When you order, they give you fresh hot corn tortillas with butter. Yummy food! No fuss restaurant with big portions that won't disappoint.

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Stockton, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I love Mexican food and this is one of the best, fast easy taste great, we went here because it was featured on diners drive-ins and dives

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good local atmosphere. Service was great! Tons of stuff to choose from and most of it under 10.00 ..Guy was right the food was off the hook!!!!! Its a little off the beaten path but well worth it.

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