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El Guero Canelo

#24 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
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2480 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705-4322
+1 520-882-8977
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only thing you need to remember about this place: Sonoran Style Hot Dogs. This place is busy for a reason. So amazing!

Thank peachperfect
Columbia, Missouri
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our 2nd time in Tucson. Now this restaurant is our "must" whenever we are in Tucson. I really like that bacon is not overpowering and buns are so soft and sweet! Along w all the condiments, I love roasted green onion or some veggies! We missed you already the day we left Tucson.

Thank maruko3510
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually split 1 pound of beef. Yummy. Squeeze a little lime juice over it, add some salsa, put it on a tortilla. ¡Delicioso!

Thank Wearesane H
Round Rock, Texas
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had steak tacos and they were ok. Nothing too special. Had relaxed bench style picnic tables and glass bottle drinks. Only needs a one time visit for me

Thank Ashley C
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I told friends I was going to be in Tucson, many said, "You have to try a Sonoran Dog at El Guero Canelo." Well, okay then, I will. So, so good. I'm not sure what was on the dog, but it was delicious and cheap. Healthy? I'm guessing no. :) My husband was so impressed with his Sonoran Dog,... More 

Thank Bev367
Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a family spring break visit to see friends in Tucson. Our host, who is originally from Chicago and, therefore, by default, knows an amazing hot dog when she sees one, said we had to go to El Guero Canelo for a Sonoran Hot Dog before we left. I will spare you all the details for the... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Guero Canelo has the best Sonoran Style Hot Dogs & I eaten several other places in Tucson. For those that don't know what Sonoran Style is, it is a Bacon wrapped Frank,Beans, grilled onion, fresh onion, tomato, mayo,mustard,& jalapeño sauce, all for $3.50. It is amazing. Sodas are in bottles. There is condiments bar with hot, roasted chilies, radishes,... More 

Thank TucsonTraveller2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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259 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Think simple large industrial like space. We were told we had to try a Sonoran dog while in Tucson. How can you go wrong with a bacon wrapped hot dog to start, piled high with condiments? I asked what type of tacos they have at the order point. Chicken and "meat". Meat turns out to be delicious grilled beef that... More 

Thank Jorden N
Trumbull, Connecticut
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my wife and I travel we like to enjoy local establishments and local favorites. I will say, it doesn't get much more local than a Sonoran dog at El Guero Canelo. Not only does the hot dog have amazing flavor wrapped in bacon, but the bun it comes in is as fresh as fresh can be. Amazing flavor profile... More 

Thank Anthony G
Appleton, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

If the outside or neighborhood makes you hesitate - DON'T LET IT, this place is clean, friendly, has very flavorful and well prepared food that is served up quickly at quite a reasonable price. My wife and I spent four days in Tucson this weekend and this was probably the best value meal we enjoyed! GET THE GUAC AND CHIPS... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2480 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-882-8977

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