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Tacos El Gordo

Pacific Beach
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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: Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Carne Asada Fries ever.

Carne asada fries are amazing. they also have home made quasdillas with fresh corn tortillas being made in front of you. very authentic mexican food like asada, lengua, tripas, etc. great price and even better food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
3Xavier3
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Carne asada fries are amazing. they also have home made quasdillas with fresh corn tortillas being made in front of you. very authentic mexican food like asada, lengua, tripas, etc. great price and even better food.

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Coronado, California
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This place has the absolute best tacos in the US! Tue options and how fresh and authentic it is simply sets it apart. My favorite are the tripa, pastor, cabeza and carne asada tacos, man, I have a hard time picking between them!

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Thank Dany Z
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The tacos here are a bit below average which is why I rated Tacos El Gordo 2 stars. The tortillas did not taste fresh one bit. Also, the beef carne asada was tough and chewy. Salsa was not great either. Probably wont be back.

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Thank Alex J
Meridian, Idaho
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Had the carne asada quesadilla but it wasn't very good and was overpriced for the amount that you got

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Thank oldmanJenkins
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had heard that these were the best tacos around. I couldn't bring myself to order any food as when we approached all we could see in the window was a set of feet and the worker napping. I don't want any toes with my food!

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Thad T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank IntoDaWild
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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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Thank kimberli l
Salt Lake City
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank smel
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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