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Tacos El Gordo

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711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
(858) 272-9133
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great food! TJ style tacos, with Mexican sodas. Go for a great experience. get the adobada, lingua and tripas tacos.

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Thank gogo h
Ekero, Sweden
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I had the boiled shrimp tacos with cilantro and onions. I was told I had to wait 5 minutes for it which must be a stage act since I was the only customer at the end of the day...but ok. Expensive (2 tacos for $9) but not short on big shrimp. I appreciate the simplicity.

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1 Thank AmandafromVancouver
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This place is a must go. We went there after dinner (yes after dinner, because it was the last chance to go) and the place really deserves. Tacos are basically awesome and tasty here, with this mexican flavour so characteristic. Such a good tacos for really low prices are difficult to find.

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1 Thank Fran_Toro_ZH
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

It is hard to find good tacos and these were great. They have regular tacos with pork or beef. but if you like exotic like cabeza, tripas and lengua they are great.

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Thank Rosie J
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Carne asada fries are amazing. they also have home made quasdillas with fresh corn tortillas being made in front of you. very authentic mexican food like asada, lengua, tripas, etc. great price and even better food.

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Thank 3Xavier3
Coronado, California
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165 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This place has the absolute best tacos in the US! Tue options and how fresh and authentic it is simply sets it apart. My favorite are the tripa, pastor, cabeza and carne asada tacos, man, I have a hard time picking between them!

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1 Thank Dany Z
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The tacos here are a bit below average which is why I rated Tacos El Gordo 2 stars. The tortillas did not taste fresh one bit. Also, the beef carne asada was tough and chewy. Salsa was not great either. Probably wont be back.

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Thank Alex J
Meridian, Idaho
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Had the carne asada quesadilla but it wasn't very good and was overpriced for the amount that you got

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Thank oldmanJenkins
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had heard that these were the best tacos around. I couldn't bring myself to order any food as when we approached all we could see in the window was a set of feet and the worker napping. I don't want any toes with my food!

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1 Thank Kathryn S
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

great place to grab a bite on the beach. Good fish tacos and carne asada. grab a picnic table and chill

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Thank Thad T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 272-9133

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