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El Indio Mexican Restaurant

#339 of 3,754 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
619-299-0333
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
rolled tacos

the rolled tacos are great been eating them there for years. Husband had the beef enchiladas and loved them,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
geniem47
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North Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Northridge
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's great, home-cooked fast food. You stand in line to order and pick it up when it's ready. It's always a busy place, but it's so tasty! They have their own parking lot, too, so it's easy to park.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

the rolled tacos are great been eating them there for years. Husband had the beef enchiladas and loved them,

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Bleriot-Plage, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food good margaritas but a little noisy....I would like to find a best quality of fresh tacos. And better guacamole.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So I decided to drive by around 11:15 this morning on my way up to the store. I never thought I'd really stop because of the parking. But, right there as I was driving out of the area was a parking place. I grabbed it and walked on down a block. I saw them making soft tacos outside and asked... More 

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Seattle, WA
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175 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

When I fly into San Diego my first stop is El Indio, only minutes away from the airport. There's usually a line that moves quickly. The offerings are traditional Mexican food lots of cheese, sauces and fried items. In addition to the ready-to-eat items , they sell flour tortillas and giant bags of chips to go. My family usually sticks... More 

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Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As soon as I walked in I was greeted with a smile and was given suggestions when unsure what to order. I too was interested going here due to the food network's recommendation and I was not disappointed! Huge serving of food, fresh and delicious...only thing I wasn't too keen on we're the chips. Otherwise, definitely worth it!

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If repeat visit equals satisfaction then consider us satisfied! We always go back here when we visit San Diego and it never disappoints. The shrimp burrito special was unforgettable. The soft chicken taco combo delicious and enough for two. If you need your spicy fix, with outdoor seating in the San Diego sun, go here. It's iconic and doesn't disappoint.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We saw this restraraunt was on Diners, drive ins and dives. Food was excellent, staff was courteous and helpful. This is self-service; you carry the tray to your table.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ok. I respect that this establishment has been around for 75 years. But watering down the salsa and guacamole? Come on! There is an abundance of delicious Mexican food in San Diego. Come on El Indio, step up your game!! You can do it! Anyway..... I had the taquitos. The elements were there but the taste was bland. There was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had to go after reading all the review on this place and I was not disappointed. The went there three times during our week visit. Great breakfast and late night dinner. The lines were too long during lunch. They do give you free tortillas, but not late night. The tortillas were so good we asked for seconds. Parking was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-299-0333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?