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Casa Guadalajara

#138 of 3,918 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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4105 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-295-5111
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the better Mexican restaurants on Old Town

Nice outdoor seating and good service. Portions are large and well prepared. Great tortillas. Prices were fair considering the location. Free parking and just on the edge of Old Town. Margaritas were huge. Nice décor. Would return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
simon s
Felton, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your looking for only one meal in Old Town this is my favorite. This place is fun, excellent menu, great service, reasonable prices and the best fresh chips and salsa.

Thank Winrow1
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I had a great lunch experience. We were seated immediately during a busy weekday lunchtime. Our server was beautiful, friendly, and efficient. Free chips and salsa were provided. The food was brought quickly, was well-prepared, and was among the best Mexican food I have ever had. Portions were generous, and prices were reasonable. The decor was authentic... More 

Thank Bob S
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic decor and came up in a Google search as the best Mexican restaurant in Old Town. It did not disappoint. Waited about 5-10 minutes for a table in a Monday night, yes it was that busy. Chips and salsa were tasy and complimentary. Chicken fajitas were delicious, great seasoning be the wraps were the best I've ever had

1 Thank Christine D
Felton, California
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613 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice outdoor seating and good service. Portions are large and well prepared. Great tortillas. Prices were fair considering the location. Free parking and just on the edge of Old Town. Margaritas were huge. Nice décor. Would return!

1 Thank simon s
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten here several years ago and remember it being ok. Today i stopped in and ordered 1 chicken taco to go. They charged me upwards of $7.00 and it came with no rice, beans or salsa. When I opened the to go container, the contents was strewn about and the crisp taco shell which looked like it came... More 

Thank jake m
Grass Valley, California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thsi is a wonderful restaurant with plenty of seating and warm, inviting atmosphere. The food is very authentic with an upscale touch...like jicama side with parsely and basil with the crispy fish tacos. Everything is delicious; you won't be disappointed. Very fare prices and huge Margaritas along with big portions. Love the atmosphere of the outside dining with the Mariachi... More 

Thank GregBulanti
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit and it was even better then last time. Just can't eat it all , do good and so much. Great atmosphere and good service It is privy compared to our Mexican but so worth it My favorite is enchiladas suiza

Thank Carol W
Spinnerstown, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here while visiting Old Town during Dia de Los Muertos, All the restaurants in Old Town had at least a two hour wait so walked over to Casa Guadalajara. They said the wait would be about one hour but we were seated in less than 30 minutes. We sat in the outside area which was wonderful. Selections where... More 

Thank peggypauline505
Chandler, AZ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff and Food were great! Perfect little Mexican restaurant in Old Town San Diego. We will definitely be back!

Thank danzr79
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon coming into Old Town, the glorious aroma that was coming from this restaurant drew us in! :) It was packed! We went to the bar area which was open seating. The tamales were delicious! :) The Margarita was refreshing! :) Service was quick & friendly! :)

1 Thank Amber0106

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4105 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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