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El Guero Canelo

#99 of 1,570 Restaurants in Tucson
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5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
(520) 295-9005
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8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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591 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank James B
San Jose, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Everything is delicious. The Sonoran hot dogs, the tacos, and the burritos. Fresh and delicious and a wonderful salsa bar with fresh cucumbers, radish, grilled onions and jalapenos and salsa. Definitely recommend!

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Thank stretke
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

First place I stop when arriving in Tucson. The Sammy dog is my favorite. The guac is top draw! Real can sugar soda pop. enjoy the traditional setting. Will not go wrong here if you like traditional Mexican food

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Thank Brent V
Mesa, Arizona
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Can't say much but if you like hot dogs your in for a treat! Super yummy! And NOT overpriced either. Had homemade guacamole and beef tacos. Nothing disappointed. Let full and happy. Has to be great food the place was full of locals during mid week lunch time!

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Thank Bill85210
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I do not eat hot dogs. I saw this on TV and was curious. OMG! I believe they make their own buns and they are delicious. The Sonoran hot dog is unique and delicious! It is also quite pretty. The price $3.00 are you kidding?!? So good and inexpensive!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Wow! My husband and I heard so much about this place, we had to try the Sonoran hot dog. Boy, we're we surprised! It was awesome! This location is self serve it is located open air but have coolers/mister on hot days. For the best experience, go on a Sunday -early afternoon. This is very much a family place and... More 

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Wichita
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This was our second visit to this location and it continued to satisfy. The Sonoran style Hot Dog is wrapped in bacon and topped with goodies. There are all kinds of salsa's available to garnish it with as well. For a no frills treat I'd recommend it any time!

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Thank Brian B
Aurora, Colorado
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We are still looking for the real deal and may have to buy it off the back of a truck. This place has fantastic carne asada tacos and a fixins bar that includes roasted peppers and green onions. The chicken canelo (quesadilla) was my wife's favorite right after the atmosphere!!

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Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you want the best...........this is the place to come. It is the first place we stop when coming to Tucson. The guacamole is to die for. We always order a double order of guacamole and chips! You also get the real Mexican soda pop!

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Thank Brent V

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 85706-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 295-9005

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