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Taqueria's Cotixan Mexican

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4370 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117-4901
(858) 571-8843
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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Cotixan has really good Mexican food, try the machaca plate. all the ingredients were fresh and tasty. lots of locals eat here. this place was a really great find while out driving around looking to eat.

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San Diego, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been coming to this Cotixan for years. When I went to college, then university. It was open all night. Coming back to San Diego after long trips we could always stop by and knew they would be open. Decent portions and prices. Food is great. I have over the years almost tired everything and never had a complaint.... More 

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Thank Sam S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Really good mexican food. I tried the new ceviche tostada, very good seafood mix on a tortilla, good flavor big portions. Fast and friendly service

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Kent Island, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Got the carnitas torta with smear of bean and guac, enough for two and very good, 5 bucks. Small area outside looking over the street, serves beer

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I have tried many fish tacos in many San Diego area locations. This is the best I have found. Beans and rice are also very yummy. Other food tasty as well. Love this place.

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This is not your fancy Mexican restaurant food. If you are looking for mercado, street vendor style authentic Mexican food, this is a joint that you would like. Yes, the food is "greasy." A lot of authentic Mexican food uses "grease" such as manteca for authentic tortillas. The menu is huge and has a little bit of everything. If eating... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Great value for a ton of food!!!! Like carne asada? Go for the huge plate of Cotixan fries! Place was busy the entire time. No one leaves hungry!

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San Diego, CA, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Heard so much about it and had to try it out. With great mexican places like Mestizo and El Portal i have to say, i am definitely going to the other two. This place seems hyped among male college kids, it's mostly greasy stuff but you get a huge portion for your money. They only accept cash and it's open... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

This is the BEST place for Mexican food in San Diego!!! We live in the Bay Area, but are from San Diego. Every time we go home, we eat at El Cotixan as MANY times as possible! Everything on the menu is delicious! The prices are great, the food amount is plentiful and its open 24 hours! This place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

Sign says El Cotixan, so being labeled on here as Taqueria's is a little misleading. Great food though. Open 24 hrs. Lines out the door 24 hrs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4370 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117-4901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 571-8843

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?