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Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

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5302 Napa St, San Diego, CA 92110-2613
(619) 542-1462
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Over 30 meals...and all excellent!

I went with a large group and everyone had extraordinarily good food experience. The food is well prepared and authentic. Great atmosphere, too. I could eat there everyday as each item was reported to be "very good" by everyone in our party.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went with a large group and everyone had extraordinarily good food experience. The food is well prepared and authentic. Great atmosphere, too. I could eat there everyday as each item was reported to be "very good" by everyone in our party.

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Chino Hills, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When visiting one of my close friends, he likes to have lunch here. He always orders the BBQ Chicken Quesadilla and I try something different. This time I tried the Carnitas Enchiladas. A very pleasant surprise meal. It was very good and had a lot of meat inside the enchiladas. Nothing special regarding the red sauce (bland) draped over the... More 

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San Diego, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've driven by this place often and always wondered.... My girlfriend and I finally decided to check it out recently and were not impressed. I was hoping to walk into a festive, fun mexican restaurant, with mexican decor... but honestly, it felt more like Denny's. I was not discouraged. I figured, ok, so the decor sucks, but maybe the food... More 

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San Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Service was very good, carne asada fries with some salsa, good to go. I had carnitas plate, pork was excellent, very moist, although pretty mello but salsa took care of that. Wife had carnitas taco's, again with some salsa not too bad at all. Son had beef and chicken rolled taco appetizers, pretty darn tasty . Prices seemed reasonable, soooo... More 

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband and I went to kill some time waiting for the usual Old Town traffic to die down. The service was stellar. They were fast, friendly and attentive, however the food wasn't as great as I remembered. I had the carnitas burrito and the tortilla was mushy. The sauce was a bit bland, and so were the side of... More 

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Mountain View, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good place to have dinner. We were group of 4 and one child. There were good selection for all of us.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a case of quantity over quality. I have regularly eaten Mexican in USA, but this was my partner's first experience, and based on this meal quite possibly his last. We tried the burrito, enchilada and hard taco with rice and beans. The beans were awful and all the tortillas were 'heavy', the shrimp were fine but the shredded... More 

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Sherman oaks
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been visiting Tio Leo's for many years. I use to live in San Diego and there are a lot of good choices for Mexican but Tio Leo's will always be my favorite. The beef flauta is terrific it's come with some fantastic guacamole and is huge. The chips and salsa are always fresh and delish!!!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped of here on our way to our hotel. We went to the bar for Margaritas . We spent $40+ for four...and they were pretty run of the mill.

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Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tio Leo's is a very friendly atmosphere for a couples night out, family get together, business meeting. Love the frozen margaritas and the food nice size portions. excellent customer service have been going here for over 30 years and quality is always the best. was on trip to san diego and had to make a stop for dinner at tio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5302 Napa St, San Diego, CA 92110-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 542-1462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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