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El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
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Ranked #55 of 1,684 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a crazy place and a testimony to the pervasiveness of Hispanic culture right under our gringo noses here in Az. When you first walk in, you think you've transported straight to a non-lethal version of Nogales. Big open area, Telemundo playing TV's on the walls, picnic table type seating all over and a lot of REAL mexicans....the quiet... More

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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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