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El Indio Mexican Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Bean & Cheese
with Taco Salsa
Mixed - Chicken & Bean
Mixed - Beef & Bean
Shredded Chicken
Since 1940, El Indio has been dedicated to serving the finest Mexican food north of the border. We satisfy hungry San Diegans and visitors from all over the world with our traditional recipes and quality Mexican Food at reasonable prices as quickly as possible.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mexican, Latin
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food and service great. Salsa bar excellent; green salsa wonderful. Chips are a little heavy, not my favorite. I always go to el indio when I'm in san diego. The machaca plate is my favorite for breakfast. Always go before 11:30 am or it's packed.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a brief visit to San Diego stopped here for lunch. I ate here often when I lived here 40 years ago. Some changes but food remains excellent. I ha an enchilada verde with cheese--moderately spicy, and a vegetarian tamale. Very economical too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank viageira
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Cool little place for “fast food” style Mexican food. My husband and I split the San Diego burrito (our fave), carne asada quesadilla and a toastada. We would recommend and would come back again if in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cmedina2113
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We are new in the area and saw this place listed with some great reviews. However we were really looking for a dine in restaurant and this is more of a take out. You order at the counter then seat yourself inside or outside. A...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lateboomer1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

And the best chips! Hearty chips made right there in the store. Also torillo making you can see. Parking can we tight, they have a shared private lot NW of the store front. Easy on/off access from the I-5. Convenient to downtown.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

The food here is inexpensive and delicious! It is a small counter service restaurant that's been around for decades. Everyone in my group loved the food they ordered. It is an excellent stop if your looking for less expensive but great Mexican food!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidbG8236IH
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Great tasting cheap Mexican food. Very nice staff. Fast service. A huge array of options. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Risco88
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Make their own tortillas and salsa I like the cheese crisp. Very informal. Has great carry out. Many come just to buy their home made chips No service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pilotusn
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I had the Chimichanga w/shredded beef. Wonderful flavor with just the right amount of spice. When in San Diego, I will for sure return!!!!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ray10tgr
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Guy (tv guy) loved it and so did we! You have to go and try it! I LOVED the fish tacos! It's not a FANCY (AKA snobby) restaurant BUT they make GREAT food!

Date of visit: September 2018
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December 30, 2017|
Response from MisterMikeToronto | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have beer, but I don't remember if they serve wine.
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