We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bull Taco

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-635-3595
Website
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 76: English reviews
Glen Allen, Virginia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for the food, come for the view or both. This is a truly a unique place with a unique view. Located left of the San Elijo State Beach store.

Helpful?
Thank Ryan M
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Fun place to have a taco and watch the surfers. But for some reason they are just so slow. Even when its not busy it takes 20-30 minutes to make a burrito with 5 people working there. Usually one guy working, 3 or 4 standing around apologizing for being so slow. Pipes gets it done in 3 minutes. Will try... More 

Helpful?
Thank cliffkeller
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Gorgeous view, laid-back vibe (CASH ONLY), and good food. Wish they served beer! During the holiday crush, we had to wait over an hour for our food- which is a little nuts. But it was a beautiful sunny day with that ocean view, and while the food won't bowl you over, it is simply good stuff! I always look forward... More 

Helpful?
Thank jlouisville
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

While walking the beach we were told of a great taco place on the bluff after climbing the stairs we came to a little building with some picnic tables and ordered bahasa fish tacos , it wasn't a long wait and it was well worth it . The tacos were hot and crispy and had a wonderful taste, I would... More 

Helpful?
Thank leaving2day
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

This little place is tucked into a campground area, so it can be a little tricky to spot. The spot sits on a bluff high above the ocean right on the beach below. We asked a couple of locals about where to get good fish tacos and this is where they recommended. While I think there are probably better tacos... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bracksrock
Tahoe City, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The woman at the counter and they guy cooking up everything were both friendly. Yummy tacos, chips and salsa, and the best view made our visit perfect. We took a walk on the beach afterwards.

Helpful?
Thank tahoedrg
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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!

Helpful?
Thank J R
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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!

Helpful?
Thank sandyaqh
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Chad Y
Encinitas, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Kim Y

Travelers who viewed Bull Taco also viewed

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas
 
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas
 

Been to Bull Taco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 760-635-3595

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bull Taco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?