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El Guero Canelo

#42 of 1,582 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Hot Dogs
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5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 97
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love the "burritos" here

Love this place, nothing fancy about it just great Mexican food, tried the burrito and the Sonora hotdog, had here lunch and didn't have to wait to much for the food and prices are ok

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Luis V
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Love this place, nothing fancy about it just great Mexican food, tried the burrito and the Sonora hotdog, had here lunch and didn't have to wait to much for the food and prices are ok

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Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I thought this was great! I liked the sense that it's very much a local's spot and it hasn't been gentrified or gussied up for tourists. Easy to find, parked right in front and liked the casual eating area (basically, metal picnic tables). Of course, I had the Sonoran hot dog which I really liked (wrapping bacon around a hot... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If this isn't one of the best hot dogs I have ever had, it is in my top three. The bun is awesome. The condiments superb. The restaurant cool. Have two dogs, because one is not enough, because they are so good, you will kick yourself later for not getting two. And an orange Mexican soda is a must.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had been told by a few locals about the Sonoran hot dog and had to try it. The location of this restaurant is in a somewhat sketchy area of town, but the hot dog was every bit as good as I'd heard about. The fresh guacamole was also delicious. Had it not been for the nasty restroom, I would... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Don't be dissuaded by the exterior of the restaurant or the industrial neighborhood. Everything at El Guero is perfect. The ambiance, the carne asada, the sonoran dogs, the Mexican sodas - and of course, the amazing buns. A true roadfood experience.

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Frisco, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visiting from out of town, asked my co-workers to take me to a local favorite and ended up here... turned out to be an awesome meal, one of the best "local gems" I've found! I was warned ahead of time not to let the dodgy neighborhood and exterior scare me away... and frankly, it was not as bad as the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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242 reviews 242 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Sonoran hot dogs make for an interesting local delicacy. Place is full of locals, a good sign. The hot dogs, come in a sweet bun unusual, with beans and other fixings. Fruit smoothies looked good but we did not try them I would not wish to eat here daily but a good spot for a quick cheap meal with a... More 

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worthing
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went here especially to have Sonora style hot dogs. We were very pleasantly surprised as to how nice they were.

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Dana Point
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Run, don't walk! Go there! Now! I can't believe I'm saying this about a hot dog, but I still dream about it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While on a business trip to Tucson from Phoenix, one of my coworkers suggested this small restaurant in South Tucson. I had never had a Sonoran Hot Dog, but was game. Thank goodness I was - what a yummy treat! A char-broiled hot dog within a bolillo (a wonderful sweet Mexican roll), add a little bit of beans, some mustard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 295-9005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?