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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

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689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-8848
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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank AnonSwed
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Diane H
Victoria, Canada
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank phoodee
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Sereena J
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank TinaFinSD
Coronado, California
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165 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no comparison, they have the best tacos and the best variety! I usually have 4 different tacos, asada, tripa, pastor and cabeza and they're always the best. Though I will admit, there are better tacos in Mexico, on this side of the border they get a spotless 5 stars, hands down!

Thank Dany Z
Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the best. People stand outside before it opens and there are people there until 4 a.m. when it closes. They have an attendant helping with the parking of the cars. Be prepared to wait for your food, but it is worth it!!

Thank Gary G
Chula Vista, California
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143 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This does have the closest thing you might find in the US to a real Mexican street taco but the overall feeling is that it is still missing the mark. Hint to management: Hot salsa, guacamole, grilled green onions and radishes smothered with lime and salt. This is part of the overall experience. I don't mind paying for these things... More 

Thank Alex G
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has good tacos not great but plain old good tacos. They have a lot of different meats to choose from. They have anything from beef tongue to cow brains. The tacos are small and cost about $2 and some change per taco. The thing is that the tacos are really small about half the size of an iPhone... More 

Thank Daniel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • 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?