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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
Today
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great shack on the beach

great place to grab a bite on the beach. Good fish tacos and carne asada. grab a picnic table and chill

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

great place to grab a bite on the beach. Good fish tacos and carne asada. grab a picnic table and chill

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Inferior and over-priced. The ppl rating this place are obviously from out of town and know nothing about good tacos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Adobada tacos all day; ask for a slice of pineapples! I dream about these tacos regularly... can't wait to visit again.

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Salt Lake City
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really fast, simple, delicious Mexican food. Daughter got a huge bean burrito with homemade tortilla. Grilled fish tacos were delicious. Right on PB. Cheap. We'll definitely be back this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Came here and tried a mixture of different tacos. Everything I ate was delicious and their prices are very good. All food prepared in front of you in clean environment. Was the best Mexican food experience I had whilst in the USA.

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St. Louis, MO USA
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

You get a lot of meat and it is delicious. If you're hungry, check this place out. This is in a little taco stand off of the beach with minimal outside eating. Plan on scarfing it down or walking it back to your hotel.

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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Tacos El Gordo

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

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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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