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Taqueria El Grullense J & G

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3636 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 251-9317
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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

this is a neighborhood taqueria that offers a variety of casual Mexican food. The prices are very modest. Odering is done at a counter and pick up the food at the other end of the counter when your order is called. the quality of the food was great. It had excellent flavor and cooked nicely. I was visiting Palo Alto,... More 

Thank Soupman30
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Been traveling on business to the Bay area for the last 6 months. My per diem barely covers the price of meals in this town. Add a couple beers and it's coming out of pocket. Anyway, I grew up in AZ. Spent a lot of time down in Sonora, MX on weekends, doing what you do down in Mexico and... More 

1 Thank Ned H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

I have had the green wet burrito. It was amazing. Big portion. It is not a chique ambiance, but who cares the food is great.

Thank Ivan O
San Jose, California
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

So not gonna lie, the food wasn't horrible, but the atmosphere was a little scary. It was dirty everywhere, and the little side buffet with salsas and what not in it were super not appetizing at all. And omg, that place had a smell to it that was less than pleasing. If you want a cheap burrito though, this is... More 

Thank MrsRojas26
Edison, New Jersey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food amazing portions Authentic Mexican food a must visit Restaurant for sure try their burrito Even the staff are warm and friendly

Thank synergy58
Ogden, Utah
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped here because they were open late and seemed to have a good crowd, a vote of confidence. Order at the counter, English seems to be the second language, but that's what I wanted, authentic! Self serve fresh chips and salsa bar to accompany your entree. If you want good food at a good value, this is it. If you... More 

Thank nitrousedEdB
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good range of burritos, tacos, soups. Order at one end of the counter, pick up at the other. Food generally what it should be. Serve-yourself embellishments (chips, sauces, chilies) rare. Fast service eat in or take out. Good value. Atmosphere it does not have. If you want sombreros on the wall and chips on the table, go to Cecilias, one... More 

Thank Allan B
Palo Alto, California
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

There were a bunch of us so we were able to try everyone else's food. We ordered the green wet pork burritos , red wet chicken burrito, vegetarian burrito, chile colorado, menudo, fish tacos and tacos al carbon. We over ordered because the portions were huge......! I loved the food here and would definitely come back.

1 Thank Sharon L
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place was great! HUGE menu, HUGE platters, average prices. Seems authentic and was very tasty! We enjoyed the cafeteria type atmosphere.

Thank skategrace87
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Great tasting - reasonably priced Mexican food, friendly order takers, response time from order to eating- really quick, salsa bar, and free chips, and an informal ambience that has an authentic feel of a Mexican neighborhood taco eatery.

Thank lfiebert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3636 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 251-9317

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