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El Indio Mexican Restaurant

#114 of 3,793 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
+1 619-299-0333
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Yucaipa, California
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here with my family. We had twenty people and luckily found seating before the rush. This place is packed at lunch time and I understand why. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Homemade tortillas too:) I had a carne asada taco. Excellent flavor. We will be back.

Thank Dartravelgirl
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the restaurant but wasn't living up to the immense hype that we received before going there.

Thank Asouthernfamily
Ellicott City, Maryland
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228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us had a delicious Mexican lunch here in early December. Everything is cooked to order using fresh ingredients. It all tasted delicious. You'll wait a few minutes for your food during the lunch rush, but it is worth it. Go eat and enjoy!

Thank William J
San Diego, California
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397 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have driven by and have heard much about this place so decided to try them out. Was not disappointed at all, They make thier own tortillas and thier food is very fresh and great flavor. Mostly take out, but some indoor seating. Great Mexican food and menu and worth the visit.

Thank Perry H
Farmington, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here today because of the diners dives and drive-ins episode. This restaurant is close to my hotel so I thought I would give it a shot. This place is very authentic and it is an icon to the San Diego area. I've had a lot of Mexican food all across the country this food was good. I had... More 

Thank davetiede
Atlanta, Georgia
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213 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop when flying into San Diego! Straight from the airport to El Indio. Carne Asada was ecellent and of course had to have the mini morditas!

Thank Helix88
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143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came recommended by a local. The service was very poor. The cashier was unhelpful, unfriendly, and short on patience. We bought a bag of their chips to eat with their salsa and they were thick and flavorless. I had tamales that were all masa and little meat. The fish taco was okay. The pork carnitas were dry and extremely salty.... More 

Thank peacefulperfection
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way from San Diego to Huntington Beach. We ordered a beef burrito, tamale & tacos. Food was great.

Thank AZFam-Travel
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Indio was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! So good! Awesome homemade tortilla chips and salsa. Tacos were huge! Super reasonably priced! We got there around 11am on a weekday and by the time we left, the line was out the door! It's really close to the airport so a great stop either coming or going... More 

Thank Julie K
Lakewood, Colorado
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Atmosphere is cool. Food is very average. We wanted to taste some local fare. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Did not live up to the hype.

Thank Mark R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-299-0333

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