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Bull Taco

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Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

as a local, this is one of our go-to places to take visitors. First, the food is amazing, the staff is super friendly, and the atmosphere is 1st. class so-cal!

Thank J R
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bull Taco is located in the state park right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean! Tables are on the wooden deck, and the walk-up service is excellent. Food is fresh and delicious. Dog and kid friendly!

Thank sandyaqh
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for an outstanding view of the ocean.. And the most amazing Taco's you'll ever have.. This is the place! Personally I recommend the California taco or burrito.. The crescendo of flavors is kicked off by a few tator tots on the top.. Sounds weird, but it's so damn good! The views are great, as is the food..... More 

Thank Chad Y
Encinitas, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Greg has created a whole culture around his Inauthentic Mexican cuisine and let's face it, this restaurant may have the best location in all of North County. It is a casual, order at window and pick up affair but the homemade salsas (try the ghost pepper if you like some heat) and the great, if unusual combinations of flavors get... More 

Thank Kim Y
Torrance, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My friends and I have eaten at Bull Taco for years. It's been a ritual with my kids and myself to always have a breakfast burrito once on our camp trip. Never, ever had an issue with the food- so good and always a large serving. This weekend, I ordered three fish tacos and one shrimp taco to go. We... More 

2 Thank Tarkingtons
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I was Here a few years ago it was something to brag about, It changed not the same I would not recommend this place, be careful on what you order on special deals and salmon is horrible and ask what they have to offer on fresh And if you are looking for fresh wrong place. we had burrito, tacos they... More 

1 Thank agogowin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I camped at the San Elijo Beach Park and ate all our meals at Bull Taco. We couldn't get enough of their delicious tex-mex. The view is spectacular and one of the days we spotted a whale early in the morning while we devoured our breakfast tacos. Laid-back beach shack with fresh flavourful food.

Thank GreenHippie
Encinitas, California
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136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a place you come as you are: You order at the shack and pick up you order, utensils and water and find a place at one of the out door tables. Food choiced are written on a blackboard: pick taco, burrito, meal; i chose curry shrimp taco: small and tasty. No fountain soda but shaved ice. Views up... More 

Thank bess32355
South Windsor, CT
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We were a little surprised that our burrito was cut in half but later I read reviews that indicate they are small. Food was hot and served fast. Table on the railing overlooking the ocean can't be beat anywhere!!!!

Thank ctwino_8
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is a small taco shop in the heart of the camp ground! Open to all (not just campers) it serves unusual burritos and tacos. Great place to eat and watch the ocean from the bluff - great view when whales are crossing by.

Thank claudia b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-635-3595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?