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El Indio Mexican Restaurant

3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
619-299-0333
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Ranked #226 of 4,044 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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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We eat here every time we visit Diego. (Pretty sure only the coolest call this town Diego, don'tcha know?). Just kidding-- we're just a family of Zonies who love San Diego and love breakfast at El Indio. Everyone is always super friendly and the food is invariably yummy. And the chips are the best!

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Roeland Park, KS, a KC suburb
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place has obviously been around a long time, and is a well oiled machine. Good food, and fun to see a local place that is doing well. Clean, well kept up, and great staff. Enjoy a little local flavor!

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Parrish, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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