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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

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689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4222
(619) 691-8848
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is about the closest you can get to authentic TJ tacos without having to actually go to Tijuana. With that being said, be prepared to bust out your wallet because it can really add up fast. Each taco is about $2.25- $3 last time we went and they tend to raise their prices quite often. We usually get about... More 

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Thank Wine_Lovers225
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is delicious, street food tacos. I am a steak man myself, but the adoba tacos (line is all the way to the right) are way better. Just get them with everything and you won't have any regrets.

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Thank Sami H
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, because most people are not sure how to queue! How's a quick tip: Depending on which meats you’d like to have, just go to that particular queue. Most newbies will just stick to the main queue (eventhough it is the queue for the steak tacos). But if you do not want to wait for too long, the spicy pork... More 

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Thank 2bearbearSG
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The price was right, recommend to try el dulce de leche, great service nice and clean.

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Thank Gerardo I
Gothenburg, Sweden
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried the chicken tacos first it was OK and enough spicy, Then went on and brought me a beef taco instead. Couldnt eat it since it smelled and tasted like dog food. The meat was burnt/overcocked. You can find better tacos around the corner for the same or less price.

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Thank AnonSwed
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first this place was great! Now you gotta pay an arm and a leg for a dinner. Well not that much but a simple dinner meaning 6 tacos will cost you around $20 yes about that. Not sure why, but still place always gives me the runs. I've tried other shops and nothing. Not sure what there going at... More 

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Thank JOSD04
Chula Vista
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You may have had many different street tacos, but you've never had a street taco until you've tried Tacos el Gordo'. First off, there's always a line so be prepared but they are really quick. And speaking of lines, make sure you get in the right one. If you want carne asada, you stand in the carne line. If you... More 

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Thank Diane H
Victoria, Canada
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

There is apparently always a long line, but it's well worth it! Locals will line up for 45 mins + at all hours for these tacos. The spicy pork tacos are the go-to here and for good reason! I cannot say

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Thank phoodee
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Be patient, because there is a line, and it is long. I followed the advice of other yelpers and my husband and I stood in separate lines. The Al Pastor was OK, but tasted even better with the pineapple on it. Make sure you tell them exactly what you want on your taco, because they will but everything unless otherwise... More 

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Thank Sereena J
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

What can I say. I've lived in San Diego for almost 30 years and the Adobada tacos here are one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten. You need to time it to where you aren't standing in a line forever, but make sure you pay attention to what line you're in. We tried the carne asada, which were fine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: (619) 691-8848

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