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El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
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Ranked #73 of 1,668 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Lunch time ! good carne asada tacos, tortas, sonoran style hotdogs but the white menudo was not what I was expecting it was flavorless, even when I use the famous chile tepin (a.k.a. chiltepin) to give some spicy flavor, the pina colada and Carmelo were good too. Nice experience but still thinking that the Oracle location is better.(Near to the... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We both had the steak plate which came with carne asada, cabbage, pinto beans and 4 tortillas for around $7.00. It was a nice size piece of carne asada. It was a little bit fatty but it had great flavor. The nice part is they have a full size bar in the middle with cucumbers, radishes, different salsa, and other... More

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Hamilton, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Mexican street tacos, look no further. This place has amazing tacos. Don't miss the authentic Sonoran hot dogs and the wonderful Carmelo, a combination taco/quesadilla. Perfect tortillas and a good variety of fixings make this THE taco place in south Tucson.

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Chandler, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Great Mexican treat in the heart of Tucson. Hadn't had a Mexican hotdog of the highway leaving Hermosillo in some years before going; but was shot back to road trips in the 80's when we could buy 3 dogs for a $1. What a great foodie's dream this place is.

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Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I cannot give a hotdog five green circles, but if this was a hotdog review site and not trip advisor, this dog would get five stars with the dog in second place far behind. This is a great darn dog - the "Sammy Dog," which I think is the signature dog at this Tucson landmark resturante. Its wrapped in bacon... More

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El paso
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We tried the carne asada torta and one of their specialty hot dogs. They were great. Definetely authentic Mexican food. If you are in the Tucson area I highly recommend trying it. I will make this my regular Tucson Mexican joint. It's a casual place so don't expect anything fancy. You also really should try the Aguas frescas.

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stopped here for a late lunch. I was expecting a “real” restaurant, but it is actually a window you order from and then you take your food to a covered area with picnic tables. In the covered area there are many salsas and toppings for your food. They have bags and containers for to-go orders. I placed my order:... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This ain't your ordinary Mexican restaurant. El Guero has the best Sonoran hot dog in Tucson, luscious, drippy caramelos, enormous burros and a selection of salsas and extras to suit every taste. Pile on the grilled cebollitas, peppers and pickled red onions. There's also a wide choice of beverages ...Mexican Cokes, horchata, non-alcoholic sangria, etc. You'll see a cross-section of... More

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Sydney
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208 reviews 208 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Last time we visited El Gureo Canelo was 2 years ago and we are pleased to say that while were back in the USA we managed to find ourselves back in Tucson and within an hour we were chowing down on Sonoran dogs and a huge carne asada burrito.. wonderful as ever! The main meals are just part of this... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is the best hot dog ever. It's a bacon wrapped grilled hot dog in a bolillo roll with pinto beans, onions, pico de gallo, and mayo on top. They also have more things you can put on it and they serve more than just the sonoran hot dogs, but that's all I've ever had. It's super super cheap too.... More

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