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El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
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Ranked #37 of 1,687 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
93 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Casa Grande, Arizona
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158 reviews 158 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

this is a orginal, where the sonaran hot dog got started, the hot dog was great tasting, the bun freshly baked taste, the carne asada tacos was over-stuffed with meat, and the carmelo melted in your mouth with the great tasting white cheese and lot's of carne asada, you have to hold it with two hands.love the mexican coke\fanta orange,... More

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