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“Tortillas Freshly made” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana
689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848
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Ranked #3 of 401 Restaurants in Chula Vista
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Chula Vista, California, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tortillas Freshly made”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

If they would not have messed up my order they would have gotten a perfect rating. For a while the quality of their tacos were not so great but after recently going they picked up and can honestly say they almost taste like the ones in TJ. The people are really nice, however when you order (atleast for me) it was difficult to make out what I was saying and vice versa to the cook, the kitchen fans are really loud. Other than that worth eating here.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“thinking about it right now”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

...which I guess makes sense, as I am writing a review.
It is not expensive; I'd say less than $30 for four people eating quite a bit.
When you enter, you choose a station (based on what that station is preparing) and order there. I loved the tacos from the far-right station (Pork Adobada).

Visited August 2011
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147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“The real deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Really good tacos! These are the real deal authentic tacos!!! If you are tired of americanized tacos go to Gordos! Small joint, very casual, no beer served but these are the tacos you have been looking for! Yum! Service is at the counter but the people who work there are friendly and nice.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great little taco like everyone said!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

We used our GPS to find this place after reading you get the best taco outside of Tijuana. We had a most enjoyable trip through the drive in as nobody really spoke english but a young guy tried so hard........it made it fun for us. We ordered the often spoke of spicy pork taco and a few other items. Yes, they are small, but they were GOOD!

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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Pork Adobadaaaaa (drooling!)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

Sick Sick Sick pork adobada taco with avocado crema. For $1.85 it's the tastiest bite you'll find for your money. You'll need at least 3 tacos to feel satisfied however. Whatever you do, you MUST ORDER THE PORK ADOBADA TACOS! See my attached pictures of this deliciousness.

I tried 1 carne asada taco....totally not worth it....and the pork adobada mula...basically a quesadilla. I preferred the taco but if you love cheese try the mula.

The staff were all nice and helpful, and by 11:45 the place was packed with a mix of gringos on their lunch breaks and some of the local hispanic citizens.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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