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El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
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Ranked #33 of 1,691 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Double hot dog with all the fixings. Incredible! Great condiment bar. Free grilled onions and peppers. Don't forget to top your dog with cheese!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

And I thought the best hot dogs were in Chicago.. but this special bun puts all other hot dogs in second place. You gotta give this a try!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I nearly opted against this place after approaching it from the south and thinking it might be closed. Thankfully, when I turned around I saw the main entrance on the side street and found it was well-lit and pleasantly crowded for a Friday night (clearly busy but not hard to find a seat or put in an order). The menu... More

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Wheaton, IL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had heard about the Sonoran style hot dogs in Tucson so my sister brought my wife and myself to El Guero Canelo. I loved the taste sensation, I mean how bad could any hot dog be that starts our wrapped in bacon and fried. Needless to say, I am a huge fan. The churros that they sell just outside... More

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wheaton IL
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130 reviews 130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hotdog wrapped in bacon grilled? Shut up! Pinto beans, salsa and sauces do not think about it just eat it they figured out it's tastes fantastic! Carne Asada tacos yummy and they have this huge salsa bar in the middle that you can dress up these tacos anyway you want! They also have burritos you must come back a few... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We saw this place on the Travel Channel and since we were going to be in Tucson on vacation we had to stop by. My family and I love trying new foods, especially regional dishes. This did not disappoint. It is not fancy but those are some of my favorite places to eat. Clean and VERY reasonably priced. You order... More

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Denver
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you like hot dogs and are flexible enough to get past your basic Chicago or chili dogs as being exotic then you should try this place. Sororan Dogs have a very unique combination of textures and flavors but somehow they all come together. I liked El Guero Canelo because it felt real to me. The atmosphere, the food, and... More

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chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I was in Phoenix and somebody said I had to try this place. It was delicious. I'm from Chicago and we know our fogs. Try these Sonoran dogs. The tacos were good. I thought the counter lady was great. We tried a little of this and a little of that, and everyone was happy. Trust me...these are the best version... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have never had a problem with eating here! Tacos de carne asada are delicious! Especially with the green sauce! Love how they have fresh cucumbers! Affordable pricing. Great food! Can't complain!

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El Paso, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My brother took us to this place that he always bragged about and it definitely was worth the bragging. The carne asada was tender and really good. The sonoran hot dogs were big and tasty. However, my favorite are the caramelos....the carne asada, melted cheese, and beans were heaven wrapped in a tortilla. We went to the location in South... More

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