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Tacos El Gordo

711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000 (Pacific Beach)
(858) 272-9133
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Dallas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Simply the tastiest and flavorful Mexican food in chula vista.......love the adobada. Awesome tacos, I love the mulas

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Richmond, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The adobada tacos are to die for!!!! Bought some to bring back home for my mom whom loves them. We froze them and brought back home :) (just had them put everything separate)

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Seriously the best tacos ever! Get their adobada tacos, the steak tacos are alright, kind of dry but the adobada is out of this world! I have tried a lot of tacos from the west to the east coast and seriously I always compare the tacos to tacos el Gordo, you seriously won't stop comparing after you eat here. It's... More

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Silicon Valley, Ca
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Maybe the best tacos I've ever had. Go to the taco counter first, get all the tacos you want, then go to the cash register to pay. Tried the lengua, cabeza, spicy pork, spicy beef, asada and chorizo. All were great except the chorizo which was just OK. we arrived early and the place was spotlessly clean. Next time I'm... More

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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
Cuisine: Mexican

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