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711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000 (Pacific Beach)
(858) 272-9133
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went on a date with my wife today.Picked up some adobada tacos,quesadillas,and some hot chilies,and went to a near by park.The food was wonderful service was great BEST Tacos in town

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

They only sell tacos no rice and beans on the side like your typical Mexican restaurant. Tacos were very good in flavor, I really liked their tacos. It's not very big inside and the time me and my family went we had to hurry and sit somewhere because it was very full in there. Also you see them making the... More 

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New York City, New York
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177 reviews 177 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was worth the drive from Del Mar. Super crowded and super cheap. Delicious adobada tacos...juicy and so flavorful. For the price and freshness, I give it 5 stars!

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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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