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Tacos El Gordo

Pacific Beach
Mexican
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711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
(858) 272-9133
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Soooo Good!

I ate here twice the week I was in San Diego. There are three lines to choose from based on which meat you want in your taco. I had the Asada and it was delicious. Highly recommend this little

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Walter W
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great little place that makes fresh fish tacos while you wait. The service is great and the portion size is good. I could have gone back for two more but tried to be good. A great snack to grab while at the beach

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I ate here twice the week I was in San Diego. There are three lines to choose from based on which meat you want in your taco. I had the Asada and it was delicious. Highly recommend this little

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Yummy good price delicious menu. You will eat there more than once if you try it! Convenient location.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

the Tacos were great and very fresh, made to order, the only problem is trying to find a place to sit down to eat, they were so busy you had to hover to find people about to leave to get their table.

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San DIego
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

even if I had gone way deep south of the border I would have never eaten anything like this ! My son was stationed in Coronado Island and introduced me to tacos el gordo and now he is no longer in San Diego and I still make the 80 mile drive for those darn addictive tacos and every time I... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love this little dive on the beach! Great fish tacos, carne asada fries, etc. Easy to find and super fun.

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Citrus Heights, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We got the crane asada and the pork tacos(can't remember what pork was called) but forsure the best tacos I've had north of the border! Pretty cheap too. It was super busy but went by fast. The horchata was pretty good also. I recommend to everyone

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Dallas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When visiting San Diego I had to make a stop here since I had only had them in Vegas. The tacos are awesome..just like what I would have in Northern Mexico street stands. Get them without the sauce and then you can add it at the table. If you let them do it they put a lot on it and... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

They have two different locations in San Diego - your typical restaurant style building, and a small shack on the Pacific Beach. We stopped at the Pacific Beach location, grabbed food there and sat out on the beach. Nothing better! The food was great - we got quesadillas, burritos, and chips/guacamole. Definitely would go back!

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Lombard, IL
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Nothing more than a shack on the beach but had a decent fish taco. Made fresh and was so hot we had to wait a bit to eat them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 272-9133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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