We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

El Guero Canelo

#110 of 1,545 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
+1 520-295-9005
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 209: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go! Have a Sonoran hot dog! Great food....great experience! There were some gentlemen singing while we were eating - totally added to the experience!

Helpful?
Thank Rachel J
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food taste great, they have carne asada and chicken. Area is mostly clean except for some flies running around in the summer time. Customer service is great.

Helpful?
Thank tbjones2017
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sonora dogs are excellent at this location, which I believe is the original site. The bacon wrapping the hot dog is just barely crispy, the beans nicely seasoned, and the bun is cloud soft.

Helpful?
Thank P511AB
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recently visiting Tucson when I was reccommended to visit the famous El Guero Canelo take out on 22nd Street. The restaurant is very basic but the food is spectacular, one of the specialities is theircCarne Asada hot dog, I preferred to order the chicken quesadillas with complementary salsas and dips, amazing. Be careful with the complementary green peppers... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geoff H
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Tacos were delicious as Well! Very good selection of beverages the place is easy to fond in Twelfth Avenue

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer K
Green Valley, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It has been a while since last went. Hasn't changed. Sonoran hot dogs delicious and the carne asada burro was great and more than adequate. The settings are simple and clean. The condiments bar requires browsing for its uniqueness. Recommend for a taste of Tucson's Mexican heritage.

Helpful?
Thank Duncan C
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Great food and large portions. I've been coming here for a while and the food is great. Would recommend to anyone looking for Mexican food. PROS: -Food taste great -Large portions -Reasonable prices CONS: -Seating area could use some work (Not really weather friendly) -Sometimes there are veg rants that walk in looking for money

Helpful?
Thank Chaoticpuppy
Level Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

On vacation in Tucson, we stopped in to try the famous Sonoran hotdog, as we saw it on the show Man v Food. Hotdog wrapped in bacon, beans, cheese, mayo, and more. Pretty good tasting. My wife had a couple of street tacos. Nothing special, could have got them at home in Oregon. Get a plate of chips and Guacamole,... More 

Helpful?
Thank BigBill65
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
739 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Really enjoyed my hot dogs and tacos. Self service condiment bar is a nice touch. Great for a quick sit down lunch or just for take-out.

Helpful?
Thank James B
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My teen and I stopped off here for lunch to try a sonoran dog. Wow! It was much better than expected with an awesome balance of flavors. We were focused on trying the dogs, though we did order some chips and guacamole too, which were good. We liked the salsa bar, with a variety of tasty add-ons, like salsa, limes,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anne M W W

Been to El Guero Canelo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-295-9005

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Guero Canelo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Guero Canelo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?