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Reviewed April 15, 2021

I was peckish at the time waiting for the car to charge at the hotel in the same parking area. I got a burrito and it was fine. I've had better and I've had worse.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Our business is located nearby so we eat at this location about once a month and we are never disappointed. I love the Enchiladas Verde. The tomatillo sauce has a slightly tangy flavor and it's not too hot for my gringo tongue. The tortilla soup...is excellent with lots of chicken. I was a bit taken back by the price, $9, but you get a LOT of soup. It's a great take home dish. Everyone is always friendly and accommodating. When the weather is warm they have an outdoor patio with a great breeze. They have thoughtfully planted jasmine so the fragrance is amazing while you enjoy your great food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed August 12, 2018

First time to this restaurant. The food was amazing. I ordered the Beef Chimichanga, the beef was incredibly juicy and tender. Desert was a pineapple tamale. My son had the kids chicken fingers and fries, he loved it. The atmosphere was very nice for a...casual dining spot. Clean and the service was great. Not expensive, I pan to go back before heading home, five stars!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I can't believe I've lived in this area for nearly 15 years and I just found out about this little gem! Cute and cozy inside - - lovely garden patio outside that is Pet Friendly. But the highlight is their food. VERY authentic, oh so...very tasty and the burritos are HUGE and very inexpensive for what you receive. They have a different Special every night and Happy Hour is from 4-7. As this was our first time, we just ran in for take out, and the woman taking our order was SO nice! But next time we'll take our dogs, sit on the patio and thoroughly enjoy the ambiance. Kind of hidden in the back of a strip mal;, but definitely worth finding.More

Date of visit: July 2018
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank You for taking time to give us a review. We hope you keep coming back and that you enjoy it even more than the first time:)

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I love Mexican food so I was pleased to get this recommendation from the hotel to try this nearby restaurant. The sangria was so horrible that I couldn’t finish the glass. The guacamole tasted so sour that I spit it out. The flautas were good...dipped in salsa and crema! Not a return visit in my future.More

Date of visit: July 2018
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

We apologize that you were not satisfied with your food. We strive to provide fresh quality food and would like to make it up to you next time you are around.

Reviewed April 26, 2018

You felt as though you were in Mexico. The people were pleasant. The prices were in line with many of the local mexican restaurants. I didn't like the fact that you had to pay extra for chips and salsa. I had an enchilada and a...chili rellano plate and it was very good. My husband had the chicken taco salad which he said was good. They serve as several types of beer and soft drinks. We had a coupon so one of our dinners was 50% off. We will go back but they really should consider offering complimentary chips and salsa with your meal.More

Date of visit: April 2018
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank You for taking time and giving us a review. Glad that you enjoyed your food and will be returning:) We apologize that we do not offer complimentary chips n salsa hopefully that doesn't keep you from visiting.

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Great Food,Superior service,aove average clean and neat dining area. very quick service professional staff food looks feels homemade. Very fresh guacamole!

Date of visit: March 2018
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank You we strive to provide fresh authentic food, glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I’m kinda bummed to say that this neighborhood place is just okay. But that’s all I have. The food is not as good as it could be. But the people are really friendly.

Date of visit: January 2018
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hello, I am sorry to read that you were not satisfied with your visit. Please visit us as we are under new ownership and hopefully you can enjoy our food.

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

San Diego County has plenty of Mexican restaurants but this one is our favorite. The menu offers a full selection of traditional Mexican dishes and a few more. The chili rellenos are fresh and delicious. The chicken mole is rich, dark, and full of large...chunks of lean, tender chicken. Vegetarians will love the healthy bowl with beans, rice, avocados, and tons of vegetables. The dining room offers indoor and outdoor seating. We sometimes take out plates to bring to a local brewery for dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is great and they actually have breakfast burritos. We’ve been there for breakfast lunch and dinner on different occasions and the food is really good. They have a great variety of drinks, salsas and food! They have a rewards program and then have...different locations in San Diego County. Menudo is great on a cold day.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Original Mr Taco

Yes, The Original Mr Taco offers takeout services.

The Original Mr Taco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4